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Simple X Summit: Navigating the Workplace

November 18, 2021
09:00AM - 02:00PM
Online

Join us on Thursday November 18 for a virtual summit as we bring together Black professionals and allies from Portland and the Pacific Northwest for an intimate conversation on Navigating the Workplace.

Ae you ready to connect with Black professionals and allies in the Pacific Northwest?

On Thursday, November 18th, 2021, Simple X will bring together Black professionals and allies from Portland and the Pacific Northwest for a virtual Summit titled Navigating the Workplace.

Our virtual half-day summit is filled with two dynamic sessions with Black professionals sharing their true to life experience Navigating the Workplace both in a physical and remote environment. The summit will conclude with a career fair and networking opportunities with industry leaders, other professionals and recruiters representing companies that are currently hiring for new talent. 

 

“I believe when people of color reach positions in leadership, we have to share our stories with everybody. Because we have a platform to inspire,”
 -Chief Sara Boone, Fire & Rescue, City of Portland (Simple X Mixer)

 

Speakers

Tra’Renee Chambers
Producer, BumJuice Entertainment
Deena Pierott
Founder, iUrban Teen
K. Wyking Garrett
President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust
Monique Claiborne
President and CEO, Greater Portland Inc.
Mele Miller
Chief Operating Officer, Seattle Credit Union
Chabre Vickers
VP, Community Development Officer, Wells Fargo
Ronnie Wright
VP Nike Kids FTW Design, NIKE
Anthony Blake
Litigation Associate, Stoel Rives LLP
Jordyn Jenkins
Jr. Producer, Instrument
Corey Frazier, Ph.D., PE
Senior Technical Business Development Lead, Intel
Dianne Jarvis Lumsden
Software Engineer at Coinbase
Brett Brown
Design Director of Immersive Design, Nike

Sessions

November 18, 2021 9 : 00 AM - 10 : 30 AM Online @ Simple X.work

Black Leadership In The New Economy: Turning responsibility into new opportunities

As we recover from COVID and a disrupted economy, this session explores the hidden responsibilities of Black leaders and the shifting needs of our community.

Tra’Renee Chambers Producer, BumJuice Entertainment
Deena Pierott Founder, iUrban Teen
K. Wyking Garrett President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust
Monique Claiborne President and CEO, Greater Portland Inc.
November 18, 2021 11 : 00 AM - 12 : 00 PM Online @ Simple X.work

Navigating Spaces of Power: Recognizing yourself and moving with intention

How do we navigate spaces of power and ensure a positive change within our work lives and communities? Join these Black leaders as they offer inspiration, advice and discuss best practices.

Mele Miller Chief Operating Officer, Seattle Credit Union
Chabre Vickers VP, Community Development Officer, Wells Fargo
Ronnie Wright VP Nike Kids FTW Design, NIKE
Anthony Blake Litigation Associate, Stoel Rives LLP
November 18, 2021 12 : 30 PM - 2 : 00 PM Online @ Simple X.work

Career Fair (Recruiting) & Virtual Networking

The Simple X Summit concludes with a great opportunity to network with black professionals and a virtual job fair to connect job seekers and employers by providing a virtual platform where attendees can connect with recruiters and companies that are looking for talents.

Jordyn Jenkins Jr. Producer, Instrument
Corey Frazier, Ph.D., PE Senior Technical Business Development Lead, Intel
Dianne Jarvis Lumsden Software Engineer at Coinbase
Brett Brown Design Director of Immersive Design, Nike

Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Autodesk

Executive Sponsor

Seattle Credit Union

Presenting Sponsor

CHASE
Boly:Welch
NW Natural
Tillamook
Coinbase

Supporting Sponsor

Intel
Cinder
City of Portland
Cambia
City of Gresham
Port of Portland

Community

Black Portland
PDX Black Excellence
SEI
CAAN
Black Community of Portland
TEAM CENTER
Word Is Bond
The Visionary Squad