Elevating Professionals of Color

Our diversity is what makes our region great and now more than ever, we must celebrate and promote our diverse professionals. Each of us has our own story to tell. We’re here to elevate your stories through new platforms & help you find authentic connections to community.

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Dessert & Discussion

Popular opinion is that men don’t want to talk about relationships and women don’t really know what they want. Yet, at Dessert & Discussion that’s certainly not the truth! Some of the finest men in the MSP region give women a glimpse into the mind and hearts of men....

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Connecting top MSP talent and employers

Minneapolis-Saint Paul is home to some of the most talented young people in the world. And every year thousands of these hard-working individuals go above and beyond to complete amazing youth employment programs that help prepare students for future success. In fact,...

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Salsa Sushi Soul Event Recap

Salsa Sushi Soul, hosted by NABA, was an evening of networking, food, and dancing celebrating multicultural professionals and raising funds for student scholarships. Attendees were treated to multicultural fusion hors d’oeuvres, signature drinks, live music and DJ...

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Dessert & Discussion – The State of the Relationship

March 25 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

5 women and 5 men with various relationship status will join Alex Merritt, The LOVE Engineer on "the couch" to discuss THE STATE OF RELATIONSHIPS Let's Talk Dating, Mating and Marriage in the MSP region Whether your status is single, married or it's complicated you will have a good time and meet some great people! DOPE DJ, DELICIOUS DESSERTS and Drink Specials  

The Forum on Workplace Inclusion 30th Annual Conference

April 10 - April 12

Save the date for our 30th annual three-day conference in Minneapolis on April 10-12, 2018 for an experience that focuses on big ideas, interactive discussions and lasting connections. As social conflict, polarization and political division affect communities worldwide, what will it take to Power the Future and advance our work toward true inclusion? Forum 2018 brings together presenters and participants from around the globe to explore ideas and strategies necessary to shift the way we work across functions, industries and boundaries for greater impact. The Forum…

MSP Professionals of Color Newcomers Networking + Timberwolves Game

April 11 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Are you new to the Minneapolis-Saint Paul region and looking to connect with other diverse professionals? Are you looking to learn more about our local sports teams? Join us for this unique opportunity to forge connections with other professionals of color who are new to the area while watching our hometown NBA team, the MN Timberwolves, as they take on the Denver Nuggets. Come pre-game at Kieran's with some free appetizers and beverages and continue the conversation with your new…

POC Career Fair

April 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

A Showcase of MN's Top Employers Who Are Ready to Hire You Are you ready to take your career to the next level? If so, register for our Spring 2018 POC Career Fair taking place Friday, April 20, 2018. Complete Your Registration by Friday March 30th To Have The Opportunity For Employers to Review Your Resume In Advance To Schedule Onsite Interviews With Selected Candidates.

NABA Salsa Sushi & Soul

May 11 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Salsa Sushi Soul - A Twin Cities celebration of multicultural professionals and scholarship fundraising for minority students Our Mission: Provide scholarship funds to support minority students to pursue academic careers in the fields of Accounting, Finance, Tax, Consulting and Information Technology Celebrate the Twin Cities professionals of color and promote greater integration Highlights: Tasty delicacies and cocktails Live music & acclaimed DJ Hosted by local celebrity Live auctions Chance to win sold-out tickets to Taylor Swift Concert or Hamilton (Chicago) All…

2018 UNCF Twin Cities Masked Ball

May 12 @ 6:00 pm

UNCF Minneapolis is here to help you send a student to college and turn his or her life around. The UNCF Minneapolis –St. Paul Office prides itself on bringing together community,  and business and community leaders to collaborate and address not only the importance of economic development but difficult issues like lack of workforce diversity, wide income disparities, and unequal education levels and opportunities primarily between African Americans and whites, during events like the UNCF Twin Cities Masked Ball

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