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    • 06/08/2022
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Zoom Virtual Workshop
    • 131
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    Please join our BPIA Professional Development Webinar on

    Social Media Etiquette for Black Professionals:

    Building Your Online Confidence & Presence 


    Toni Purvis, owner of Paradigm One, will provide a masterclass on social media etiquette rules for the next generation of Black leaders. 



    About Our Speaker:

    Toni Purvis began her career on Wall Street in Equities at Goldman Sachs, after which she began her own professional development and leadership consulting business. Working with the major consulting firm Booz Allen Hamilton landed her in the Washington, DC area, and, also, the opportunity to expand her career to include higher education. She worked as the Assistant Director of Career Coaching at the George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and Associate Director of MBA Student Engagement at the GW School of Business. More recently, Toni managed career development programs for Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), customizing leadership programming for major companies like Google, JP Morgan Chase, American Express, Twitter, American Airlines, LinkedIn, Clorox, Target, KIPP, and many others.

    She is the owner of Paradigm One LLC, a consulting firm that partners with colleges, universities, non-profits, and companies to provide etiquette workshops, organizational coaching, and career development consulting. She is also the founder of The School of Disruptive Etiquette, which offers “controversial” classes and coaching to diverse rising leaders on how to disrupt the status quo, annihilate negative stereotypes, and shatter glass ceilings to unapologetically advance their career. She takes extreme pride and passion in helping young professionals navigate their work environment, polish their brand, shape their professional image, and own their narrative. Emphasizing self-awareness and social intelligence, her approach focuses on practical strategies to increase confidence through soft skills, executive presence, and authentic relationship building.

    Toni graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sociology from Spelman College. She also obtained a Master of Arts in Christian Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary and completed her M.B.A. at The George Washington University. 

    • 06/09/2022
    • 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
    • Virtual
    • 78
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    Virtual Forum on Supporting African American Entrepreneurship: Role of Entrepreneurship in Expanding Economic Growth and Enhancing Wealth Creation in the African American Community

    Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 1:30 PM ET

    BPIA is pleased to announce that a webinar on the "Role of Entrepreneurship in Expanding Economic Growth and Enhancing Wealth Creation in the African American Community" will be held virtually on Thursday, June 9th from 1:30-2:30 pm. This event will feature Dr. Anthony D. Wilbon, Ph.D., PMP (Dean of the Howard University School of Business); Rick Wade (Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances and Outreach, US Chamber of Commerce); and Ms. Rahama Wright (Founder and CEO of Shea Yeleen).

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05/06/2022 BPIA First Fridays DC Networking Social Mixer @ Proper 21 ON K ST
05/04/2022 White House Presidential Personnel Office (PPO) Session w/ David E. White Jr.
04/28/2022 Off The Record: Discussions With A Rangel Fellow
04/25/2022 White House National Security Council: Briefing On Ukraine
04/25/2022 BPIA Professional Development Webinar - The Power of Protocol: More than Etiquette and Why it Matters
04/14/2022 The State of the Merit System: A USAID / Department of State Case Study
04/01/2022 BPIA DC In-Person Networking Social Mixer First Fridays
03/30/2022 BPIA Professional Development Webinar: How to Navigate Salary and Promotion Negotiations
03/24/2022 Off the Record: Life as a USAID Officer
03/18/2022 Mentoring Webinar: Trademark for Leadership “Leading & Lifting as You Climb”
03/04/2022 BPIA First Fridays: Black Mental Health Matters
02/28/2022 Diversity and Peacebuilding: The Role of Mentorship
02/23/2022 BPIA and Cornerstone Government Affairs Presents "Diversity in National Security and Foreign Policy: Discovering the Path Forward"
02/17/2022 Hybrid BPIA Co-sponsored Event: PBS - The American Diplomat: First-Class Patriots Abroad, Second Class Citizens at Home at DACOR
02/16/2022 Words to Actions: Diversity and Peacebuilding (A BPIA-USIP Fireside Chat)
02/04/2022 BPIA First Fridays: Celebrating Black Voices
02/01/2022 BPIA President's Town Hall and Q&A
01/19/2022 BPIA & McLarty Associates - Digital Money: Landscape, Opportunities, and Risks on the Horizon
12/05/2021 BPIA Comms Committee Guest Speaker - Cory Bullock
12/03/2021 BPIA First Fridays: Holiday Edition!
11/17/2021 5th Annual BPIA Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Outlook Forum
11/05/2021 (Members Exclusive Event) BPIA November First Fridays Virtual Happy Hour
10/28/2021 From Trump to Biden and Beyond: Reimagining US-China Relations
10/23/2021 2021 BPIA Virtual Annual Members Meeting
10/13/2021 2022 BPIA Board Elections Candidate Meet-&-Greet
09/30/2021 (SPONSORS & EXHIBITORS ONLY) Sept. 2021 BPIA Virtual Career Fair Enrollment
09/09/2021 An Introduction to International Travel and Language Scholarships
09/05/2021 Fall 2021 Communications Committee Interest Meeting
09/03/2021 (Postponed Until Further Notice) First Fridays Virtual Happy Hour
08/19/2021 An Introduction to the U.S. Foreign Service Fellowship Programs
07/08/2021 BPIA Professional Development Workshop: International Affairs Careers in the Private Sector featuring McLarty Associates
07/02/2021 POSTPONED July First Fridays Virtual Happy Hour (BPIA Members Only)
06/08/2021 Interviewing and Networking Workshop: Practical Tips for International Development Job Searches (with FHI 360)
06/04/2021 (BPIA Members-Exclusive Event) June First Fridays Virtual Happy Hour
05/11/2021 Resumes, CVs, and Cover Letters: Practical Tips on How to Make Your Mark in International Development Job Searches (with FHI 360)
05/07/2021 (BPIA Members-Exclusive Event) MAY First Fridays Virtual Happy Hour
05/01/2021 Writing with Purpose: An Interactive Op-ed Writing Workshop w/ the Washington Post's Christian Caryl
04/26/2021 Careers in the U.S. Foreign Service
04/02/2021 (BPIA Members-Exclusive Event) April First Fridays Virtual Happy Hour
03/25/2021 Celebrating The United Nations International Decade For People Of African Descent “The Struggle, The Beauty, The Hope” featuring the “Say My Name” Art Exhibition
03/05/2021 (Members Exclusive Event) BPIA March First Fridays Virtual Happy Hour
02/25/2021 2021 Black History Month Program “Sitting at the Head of the U.S. Diplomatic Table: Black American Ambassadors Speak”
01/21/2021 Mental Wellness During Covid-19 with Dr. Shelley Savage
01/14/2021 WTO & the State of Play in International Trade Affairs
12/17/2020 MEMBERS-ONLY: BPIA Virtual Holiday Soiree - An Evening of Jazz and Conversation featuring Special Guest Judge T. Michael Peay
11/19/2020 4th Annual BPIA Sub-Saharan Africa Regional Economic Outlook Forum w/ IMF & USADF
11/18/2020 Diversity in the Intelligence Community: National Geospatial Agency (NGA) Career & Student Opportunities w/ Kenny Rios NGA Recruiter
11/07/2020 BPIA VIRTUAL ANNUAL MEMBERS MEETING
10/07/2020 Increasing Your Visibility: Tips for Creating an Unforgettable Presence (Webinar)
08/25/2020 2020 BPIA Diversity in International Affairs Virtual Conference and Career Fair: Enrollment for Sponsors and Exhibitors Only
07/14/2020 Think & Drink | Climate Change & the Diaspora Amid the Time of Covid-19
05/28/2020 "BPIA & Council on Foreign Relations: Why Diversity Matters in International Affairs Careers and Opportunities in Think-Tanks"
05/22/2020 "The Intersection Between Academia and Foreign Policy" with Harvard Ph.D. Candidate, Naima Green-Riley
05/18/2020 "Peace Corps: Living a Life of Service" featuring Peace Corps Director of Programming and Training, Aleya Horn Kennedy
05/15/2020 BPIAChats Speaker Series: Integrating Women into Botswana's Defense Force Sara V. Simmons, COL (Ret), US Army
05/13/2020 Choosing Public Service: Why Diverse Voices in International Affairs Matters
05/13/2020 Comprehensive National Security: Strengthening Civilian-Military Partnerships
02/19/2020 Think & Drink | Human Trafficking: Domestic Impacts and Implications
01/25/2020 Celebrating Three Decades of Services: BPIA Annual Membership Meeting
12/07/2019 Annual Members' Meeting and Mentoring Workshop (originally scheduled for December 7th) are Postponed. Additional Details Will Follow Shortly.
11/26/2019 BPIA African Economic Outlook Forum
10/16/2019 BPIA-TLG Career Expo at Howard University
09/28/2019 African Heritage Day
06/27/2019 BPIA THINK + DRINK SERIES: CYBERSECURITY & DATA PRIVACY
03/30/2019 BPIA Mentoring Series: The Future of Work
12/08/2018 BPIA Annual Membership Meeting
11/12/2018 African Economic Outlook Forum sponsored by BPIA
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