The Inaugural Blacks in Technology Conference, instantly tagged as BITCON2018, is a 3-day interactive platform for professionals, entrepreneurs, influencers, subject matter experts, students, and thought leaders who share a common goal... increasing the visibility and representation of black men and women in the tech industry.  As we seek to further our mission of establishing a practice of world class excellence, BIT has crafted a stimulating and engaging program that intertwines and encompasses the Twin Cities educational, business, political and tech communities. Utilizing forums such as tech exhibits, career fairs, pitch competitions, networking parties, city innovation tours, lightning talks, and panel discussions, BIT invites you to redefine your career in tech…
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Saturday, October 13 • 4:00pm - 4:50pm
How to Navigate Corporate America as a Minority

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This is a topic that every minority who has been in corporate America can relate to and is very necessary to push our attendees to success. Many leave their companies after a short period of time because they don’t feel like they fit into the corporate mold. But I want to teach attendees that they don’t have to fit in; they can stand out and use their diversity as a strength and as motivation to be successful.
I want to break my workshop into several areas.
  • My background story (5 minutes) 
  • Why it is important to make great connections early on in your career (10 minutes)
  • The importance of continuing education/certification (5 minutes)
  • 5 ways to be successful as a young minority professional in corporate America (20 minutes)
  • How to use your “diverse” background as an asset (5 minutes)
  • Ways to self-assess and course correct your mistakes (5 minutes)
  • Open dialogue for questions and feedback with attendees (10-15 minutes) 
  • Wrap up (5 minutes)

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Nikki Kemp

Program Manager, Walmart
Nikki Kemp is originally from South Holland, IL and graduated with a B.S. in Management Information Systems from Chicago State University. She is a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt & Professional Scrum Master, and also holds a Master’s Certificate in Business Analysis from George... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2018 4:00pm - 4:50pm CDT
Best Buy HQ - Proverb/Edison 7601 Penn Avenue South Richfield, MN 55423