Professionals of Color

Elevating Professionals of Color

Our diversity is what makes our region great and now more than ever, we must celebrate and promote our diverse professionals. Each of us has our own story to tell. We’re here to elevate your stories through new platforms & help you find authentic connections to community.

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Salsa Sushi Soul Event Recap
Salsa Sushi Soul, hosted by NABA, was an evening of networking, food, and dancing celebrating multicultural professionals and raising funds
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Paving the Way for Founders of Color
Graveti is a social venture that increases the tech and entrepreneurial activity within the Minneapolis-Saint Paul startup ecosystem system for
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Keeping up with The Avant Garde
The MSP Mingle event series, a Make It. MSP. partnership between GREATER MSP, the Minneapolis Regional Chamber of Commerce and
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Asian Pacific Minnesotans Leadership Awards Dinner

October 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Our annual Leadership Awards Dinner. For ticket info please email karina.vang@state.mn.us

Volunteer at CoderDojo at Thomson Reuters

November 4 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm

We're hosting our second CoderDojo focused on children of color (ages 7-18)! RSVP to this event if you plan to volunteer. Volunteers will be split up between the various rooms which will teach the curricula listed below. (If you're interested in leading any of these sessions, let us know.) If you have or know of a child that might be interested in participating, please direct them to this sign up form.

Governance in Community: Learn from Experience

November 7 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

This constantly evolving panel series highlights panelist stories from the community and follow up with a discussion of unique challenges board members from diverse communities face. Discover strategies to navigate the nonprofit environment in the Twin Cities. Engage in new lessons each session. Engage with leaders who are POCI like you! The 2nd in a series of learning opportunities developed specifically for Board Repair, “Governance in Community: Learn from Experience” is an opportunity to hear from those those who have been…

Retaining Diverse Attorneys CLE

November 16 @ 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join MNAPABA on November 16 from 4:30-6:30 for a free CLE on retaining diverse attorneys. Dinner will be provided. The panel will include: Inchan Hwang, Gray Plant Mooty Roshan Rajkumar, Bowman and Brooke Steven Reeves, Optum Veena Iyer, Nilan Johnson Lewis and Ann Jenrette-Thomas from Stinson Leonard Street will be moderating. Please contact Sukanya Momsen, VP of Outreach, at royc0021@umn.edu with questions. 

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