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Black Public Relations & Communications Professionals in Tech: Thriving in Non-Technical Career Roles

About This Webinar

Black wordsmiths, creative thinkers, and strategic storytellers who’ve been gifted with the ability to captivate, entertain, and influence by putting pen to paper - it’s time to pivot into tech.

Already a seasoned PR or business communications professional in tech but looking for your next career challenge, job lead, or more community support?

No problem - we’ve thought about you as well! On April 16, 2024, pull up to a special Obsidi® Tech Talks featuring an accomplished cohort of Black tech PR and business communications professionals who’ve excelled in a tech career.

It’s an excellent opportunity to build your tech career advancement blueprint without established technical skills and knowledge. In addition, seasoned professionals will benefit from forming rich connections with a network of professionals with technical and non-technical backgrounds who thrive in their respective career tracks.

Key Benefits:

Gain Valuable Knowledge: Whether you’re a job searcher looking to land your first PR or communications role or a seasoned pro aiming to improve your career advancement strategy, lean in and learn insightful tips from seasoned professionals who’ve acquired those big tech career wins.

Enrich Your Network: Celebrate the achievements of Black PR and communications professionals, connect, and build a rapport with these same influential individuals who are well-connected in the tech ecosystem and are making a tangible difference by crafting more inclusive narratives.

Who can view: Everyone
Webinar Price: Free
Featured Presenters
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DEI Consultant & Customer Success Lead
Natalie is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion advisor with an excellent background in creating DEI strategies for organizations looking to begin or further their DEI journey. Her background in community work, public consultations, and research led her to DEI, where she could help turn interest and intention into actions.
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Cher is a Corporate Social Media Trainer & Personal Branding Coach with the love of technology hardwired into her personality. As the founder of Socially Active Training, she leverages over 20 years of PR, marketing, and broadcasting experience to help professionals, leaders, and consultants develop a credible and strategic online presence while teaching how to use social media at work for work.

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Senior Director of Global Communications
Jarryd is the Senior Director of Global Communications at the global dating app Hinge and a life coach based in Brooklyn, NY. He drives storytelling moments penetrating the evolving media landscape and manages brand reputation efforts. Before working at Hinge, Jarryd worked on consumer lifestyle, tech, and social impact communications at Edelman, Praytell, and Weber Shandwick.
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Senior Communications Executive
Tomi is a results-driven strategic communications leader specializing in consumer-centric strategies and elevating brand awareness, engagement, and advocacy. With a knack for collaboration and innovative thinking, she's achieved remarkable milestones like a +177% increase in press impressions, doubling SOC, and driving +52% brand share. She holds a BA in political science from Depaul University.
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Brennan is the founder of tech PR firm, Brennan Nevada Inc., headquartered in New York – where they partner with the world's fastest-growing startups across all verticals. She is a magnetic force in media, PR, and communications with over a decade of experience in building brand awareness for tech companies through strategic PR and earned media initiatives.
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Founder, Black Tech Public Relations Society (BTPRS)
Ari McDaniel is the Founder of the Black Tech Public Relations Society (BTPRS) – a global advocacy platform and community amplifying diversity in communications across tech and venture capital. This growing community launched across social platforms in 2023 during Black History Month in the U.S. – amplifying the challenges that Black PR professionals face across the world in tech.