The Corporate Series

The Corporate Series (TCS) is a five (5) event series that offers a clear, step-by-step blueprint to start and or grow a highly successful corporate career in technology.

TCS vol.1 | September 27, 2017 | CHICAGO

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What is The Corporate Series?

Led by Pat Perkins of Pat E. Perkins, LLC, The Corporate Series (TCS) is a five (5) event series that offers upwardly mobile Black and Latino/a Professionals a clear, step-by-step blueprint to start and or grow a highly successful corporate career in technology, with a path toward senior level and director level positions and compensation, with velocity.

TCS Moderator

Pat E. Perkins

Certified Leadership Coach, Pat E. Perkins CPCC| → Bio

Pat brings over 20 years of corporate experience into her coaching engagements and facilitated workshops. Having served in leadership positions with such billion dollar firms as AON Corporation, Sara Lee, RR Donnelley and Hewitt Associates, Pat teaches professionals how to advance their leadership, their life and their look. Leaders who work with Pat design their life and career goals, take massive action consistent with those goals and obtain sustainable results.

Pat E. Perkins, CPCC

TCS Panelists

Ronnie Dickerson Stewart

Vice President, Group Director - Talent Engagement & Inclusion,
DigitasLBi_US | → Bio

Ronnie is Vice President, Director of Talent Engagement & Inclusion for North America at DigitasLBi. Through her media and D&I roles combined with her passion towards cross-cultural marketing, she has facilitated dozens of cross-cultural learning, development and immersion sessions across New York and Chicago, featuring partners such as AOL, Complex, Out Magazine, TVOne, BETand ESPN Deportes along with celebrities like Russell Simmons, Keri Hilson, Issa Rae, MC Lyte and Olympic Gold Medalist Cullen Jones.

DigitasLBi 

Yuri Brown-Cruzat

Forgiveness & Wellness Coaching Executive, EPIC Associates | → Bio

Yuri is a Business Development and Wellness Coaching Executive with a 25-year track record of designing methodologies, sales, workforce organizational strategies, and performance metrics for Fortune 50, 100 and 500 global corporations. Her expertise ranges from one on one client coaching and personal transformation to designing research driven analysis and practical tools that lead toward effective team building and individual success. Yuri is a thought leader focused on developing and cultivating the human spirit, soul and body to its fullest potential.

EPIC Associates 

Reginald F. Rush

Director - Client Partnerships, DivIHN Integration, Inc. | → Bio

Reginald Rush is a Director – Client Services at DivIHN Integration Inc. and a member of the executive team responsible for Partnership Development. In this role, Reggie engages Senior Level Management in IT to provide strategic solutions to business challenges.

DivIHN Integration, Inc. 

What you will learn from the TCS event series?

Each ImBlackInTech TCS panel is comprised of 3-4 individuals from various enterprises, who have navigated highly successful technology careers in large companies.

TCS events create a lively, honest discussion with the panelists about the best practices they’ve learned and employed in their career, in a step-by-step order, that have helped them create extremely successful corporate careers in tech. They will pull back the red curtain, and share the nitty gritty details of what it took to get from the starting gate in their first position, to a place of power and influence in their current roles.

Event Agenda

6:00 pm: Doors to Auditorium Open
• Networking

6:30 pm: Panel Discussion Begins – “Establishing Your Career”
• Take Inventory: Where Are You Now?
• Coaching: The Importance of Finding A Guide
• Develop Your Initial Plan: Mapping Out Your Direction with Your Mentor

7:30 pm: Q&A Begins
• GET UNSTUCK: Ask the Panel Anything

8:00 pm: Panel Ends

All Upcoming TCS Events

september, 2017

wed27sep6:00 PM8:00 PMThe Corporate Series | vol.1 – Establishing Your Career6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST Must RSVP to AttendEvent Type :Corporate Events

Past TCS Events

wed27sep6:00 PM8:00 PMThe Corporate Series | vol.1 – Establishing Your Career6:00 PM - 8:00 PM CST Must RSVP to AttendEvent Type :Corporate Events

wed15mar6:00 PM8:00 PMThe Corporate Series | vol.4 – Growing & Excelling Your Career - Part II6:00 PM - 8:00 PM mHub, 965 West Chicago Ave Event Type :Panels

tue27sep6:00 PM8:00 PMThe Corporate Series | vol.4 – Growing & Excelling Your Career - Part I6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1871, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212Event Type :Panels

wed15jun6:00 PM8:00 PMThe Corporate Series | vol.3 – Handling Unexpected Transitions6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1871, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212Event Type :Panels

mon16may6:00 PM8:00 PMThe Corporate Series | vol.2 – Managing Conflict & Performance6:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1871, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212Event Type :Panels

tue17nov6:00 PM8:30 PMThe Corporate Series | vol.1 – Establishing Your Career6:00 PM - 8:30 PM 1871, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212Event Type :Panels

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WORKSHOPS

D&I Think Tank

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In 90 minutes, emerging tech startup founders, investors, tech executives, tech professionals, students, civic leaders, and other stakeholders in Chicago’s tech ecosystem work together to isolate the top challenge, and identify 3 actionable solutions to “crack the code” on diversity and inclusion in Chicago’s tech ecosystem.

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Apps Without Code

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Learn how to build robust web and mobile apps yourself, without a development team, without needing to know how to write a line of code.

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The Investors Series

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The Investors Series (TIS) is an informal conversation amongst investors that lays out the blueprint for the basic process, and consideration set, that they use to identify, evaluate, qualify and ultimately fund approved deals, followed by a role playing session where attendees “negotiate” an investment or capital raise scenario.

#TheInvestorsSeries

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Social Media & PR Series

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Social Media and PR Series (SMPR) is a step-by-step blueprint to identify and attract thousands of social media followers to your brand, even if you’re pre-product and pre-launch.

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Lightbulb to Launch

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If you’re a non-technical founder, or a technical founder who lacks practical experience in building a business, learn the exact process to plan and execute a V1 software development project that generates revenue from day 1.

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PANELS

The Founders Series

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The Founders Series (TFS) is the Midwest’s largest technology panel led by and targeted toward Black & Latinx founders of emerging tech startups. TFS is a 5 event series.

#ThFoundersSeries

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Making Sense of Digital Currencies

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Bitcoin, ethereum, dogecoin…what are “cryptocurrencies?” Making Sense of Digital Currencies (MSDC) delves into the little known world of cryptocurrency, and demystifies how digital currencies work, how and why they are relevant, and how the average person can get started using them.

#Crytoinfo

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SOCIAL MIXERS

CEO2CEO VIP Mixer

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CEO2CEO VIP Mixer (C2C) is a curated, private gathering for 100 power brokers in Chicago, where leaders from every area of the city are hand selected to attend. Industries represented are politics, education, fundraising, government, tech, fashion, entertainment, venture capital, and everything in between.

#CEO2CEO

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Monthly Mixer Series

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The Monthly Mixer Series (MMS) was created to bring together ImBlackInTech members, potential members and friends to mingle in a comfortable environment, share ideas, and build trust and rapport.

#MonthlyMixerSeries

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Twilight Founders Brunch

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French toast, chicken and waffles, cheese grits…who doesn’t love a good brunch? Why wait for Saturday afternoon? At Twilight Founders Brunch (TFB), 20 founders come together and enjoy a high-end, multi-course brunch menu served family style, on a random weekday evening, complete with bottomless mimosas.

#TwilightFoundersBrunch

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CONFERENCES

IGNITE | B2BMicro-Conference

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This unique B2B focused half-day micro-conference brings together the best and brightest founders of B2B, enterprise-focused startups for the opportunity to land game-changing contracts that facilitate high-impact business growth. Here, we pitch for enterprise contracts, not investment.

#B2BStartups

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CORPORATE EVENTS

The Corporate Series

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The Corporate Series (TCS) lays out a step-by-step career acceleration blueprint. Led by a panel of seasoned execs, TCS gives entry to mid-entry level technology professionals a clearly defined path toward senior and director level positions and pay.

#The CorporateSeries

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TalentMatch 2.0

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TalentMatch 2.0 (TM2) is a series of curated talent matching events for mid-market to large enterprises looking to add a diverse group of applicants to their hiring pool for seasoned hire technology related roles, both technical and non-­technical. TM2 helps diverse college students and seasoned professionals who are cultivating their career path in technology.

#TalentMatch2.0

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