BDPA Welcomes Northwestern Mutual

MILWAUKEE, WIBDPA would like to welcome Northwestern Mutual as a Gold Sponsor! This partnership is an opportunity to work with Northwestern Mutual to discover new insights and to create new opportunities through networking and potential employment. During the 43rd Annual Conference, this partnership will be highlighted in several ways.

BDPA’s Data Science Academy (DSA) and Northwestern Mutual are partnering to provide experiences for educational and career growth through research and lab-based programs for students and professionals.

Message from Northwestern Mutual

Message from Northwestern MutualOur BDPA partnership extends beyond the sponsorship and funding.

It provides opportunities to build relationships with diverse talent, especially students, opening the door for future tech talent to participate in our world class tech internships program and the possibility of a tech career at Northwestern Mutual and beyond.

At the same time, we can support our communities and grow local tech talent through working with the BDPA Milwaukee chapter.

“We’re excited to work with a new group of data and analytics
professionals to deliver impactful learning experiences that attract,
develop, and retain the best talent in the industry.”


KERI MCCONNELL, SENIOR DIRECTOR DATA SCIENCE & ANALYTICS, NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL, & CO-DIRECTOR, NORTHWESTERN MUTUAL DATA SCIENCE INSTITUTE





Employee Resource Group Partnerships with BDPA

WASHINGTON—Employee resource groups (also known as ERGs, affinity groups, or business network groups) are groups of employees who join together in their workplace based on shared characteristics or life experiences.

ERG’s are generally based on providing support, enhancing career development, and contributing to personal development in the work environment. In the past, ERGs have traditionally been focused on personality traits or characteristics, for example women, religious affiliations, sexual orientation, gender, etc.

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Carl Hill, President BDPA Triangle Chapter, discusses presentations and Regional High School Computer Competition (HSCC) schedules with MetLife volunteers during BDPA’s South Region Tech and Innovation Summit in Cary, NC.

Photo courtesy: Rick Leggett, BDPA Triangle Chapter

With the resurgence of ERGs in the workplace, ERGs are expanding to “interest-based” groups, such as local BDPA Chapters, to gather around particular community activities. Some of these include job responsibility, environmental advocacy, community service and volunteerism, and workplace wellness. Further, as an emerging facet of talent acquisitions, human resources, and employee engagement in the business world, the existence of ERGs remain extremely important for reference and understanding in the world of business. Exploring the topic of employee resource groups can provide insightful information for business employees and young professionals seeking to understand new business models in technology, cyber, and STEM.

AT&T and MetLife employee resource groups participate in recent BDPA Regional Technology and Innovation summits. See cover story in July 2016 edition of bdpatoday.

— Sources: Wikipedia and BDPA

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Career Fair | October 20, 2015

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At Professional Diversity Network, we know that career advancement directly relates to the professional network that you cultivate. Join us for a unique, complimentary event designed to give diverse professionals a chance to network, socialize and increase your career success. Engage with corporate leaders and make quality connections that will help you build a solid network of professionals who value diversity.

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