Welcome to the Simple X Summit!

"Navigating the workplace."

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Summit Agenda:

Session #1: Black Leadership in the New Economy
9AM – 10:30AM


Session #2: Navigating Spaces of Power
11AM – 12PM.

Session #3: Career Fair & Networking
12:30PM – 2PM.

Career Fair Description: After the opening of the event, the session will begin with Jordyn Jenkins as one of our lightning speakers. Jordyn will share her true to life experience making a career switch and meeting her new employer at the Simple X Summit career fair. Other lightning speakers include Corey Frazier, Ph. D., PE, Dianne Jarvis Lumsden, and Brett Brown. 

There will be a mix of lightning talks throughout. After the main presentation, each hiring company is going to have a dedicated virtual space to connect one on one with interested candidates.

Enjoy the summit as we have enjoyed preparing it for you!


The Simple X Team. 

Email: contact@simplex.work  |  (503) 383-9275

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.

Underrepresentation is bad enough. But even worse, according to extensive research, is the lived experience of Black employees in the U.S. workplace. Recognition for Black professionals in the workplace is hard earned. Black employees have to manage their careers more strategically than their white peers and to prove greater competence before winning promotions. Performance is not the only success metric; how they are perceived plays a huge role. So, how does one navigates spaces of power and ensure positive change within their work lives and communities? Join Black leaders as they offer inspiration, advice and discuss best practices.

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.


Connect with a recruiter from any of these companies:

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We ask that you join the career fair first prior to joining  any virtual rooms. The general career fair will be open until 2pm for those who wish to stick around after 1:30pm to network with others. Simple X Summit will close at 2PM.

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Our Speakers

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Monique Claiborne

President and CEO Greater Portland Inc.


K. Wyking Garrett

President & CEO, Africatown Community Land Trust


Deena Pierott

Founder, iUrban Teen

Ronnie Wright

Ronnie Wright

VP Nike Kids FTW Design, Nike


Chabre Vickers

VP, Community Development Officer, Wells Fargo


Mele Miller

COO, Seattle Credit Union


Tra'Renee Chambers

Multi-Media Personality & Producer, BumJuice Entertainment


Brett Brown

Director, Immersive Design, Nike

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Dianne Jarvus Lumsden

Software Engineer, Coinbase

Anthony Blake

Anthony Blake

Litigation Associate, Stoel Rives LLP.


Jordyn Jenkins

Jr. Producer, Instrument

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Corey Frazier, Ph.D., PE.

Senior Technical Business Development Lead - Edge AI Products, Intel