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Black@INBOUND Experience & Giveaway
Originally founded by HubSpot customer Devyn Bellamy, Black@INBOUND is a social networking group that enables Black professionals to connect, build partnerships, and innovate. Since its inception, Black@INBOUND has evolved into an interactive space for HubSpot users as well as a global community that amplifies Black professionals in technology, business, and more.
Black@INBOUND is also an official part of the HubSpot platform. It’s available year-round via the HubSpot Community.
This year, INBOUND 2022 includes an agenda specifically designed for Black professionals, Black@INBOUND members, and others who are interested in joining the community. Here, we'll explore some of the most important events for Black professionals on the INBOUND 2022 agenda.
Black@INBOUND Meetups with Shana Sumers
On Wednesday, September 7th at 1:00 PM, Shana Sumers, the Senior Manager of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Belonging Communities at HubSpot, will be hosting a meetup for Black@INBOUND members and others who are interested in the community. Shana will be hosting an additional in-person Meetup on Friday, September 9th at 10:30 AM and a digital Meetup on Friday, September 9th at 11:30 AM.
Shana launched the Black@INBOUND community for Black professionals at HubSpot. She was also the Head of Community at the HER App, where she launched the app’s first community for LGBTQ+ people.
Each Meetup will be exclusive for Black professionals. It will provide attendees with an opportunity to connect, network, and get inspired by other members of the community.
Speaker Spotlights: Barack Obama and Viola Davis
INBOUND plays host to world leaders in business, entertainment, activism, philanthropy, and politics each year. This year, INBOUND 2022 will host two of the most inspiring Black icons in recent years: President Barack Obama and actor, producer, and philanthropist Viola Davis.
President Barack H. Obama
Barack H. Obama is the 44th President of the United States and the first Black leader to hold the office. Born in Hawaii to a mother from Kansas and a father from Kenya, Obama has devoted his life to giving every child the same chance America gave him, regardless of their background.
President Obama began his public career as a community organizer, civil rights attorney, and academic. He then became a state senator for the 13th District of Illinois, then a U.S. Senator, before running for President. His leadership as President was critical in shaping the country, as he helped to usher in a stronger economy and create a more equal society.
Viola Davis is an actor, producer, and philanthropist, and is a graduate of the Juilliard School. She received an Honorary Doctorate during the school’s 109th Commencement Ceremony and holds an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts degree from Rhode Island College.
Viola Davis was nominated for Oscars for her roles in The Help (2011) and Doubt (2008) and won Oscar and Tony awards for her work on Fences (2016). Davis also won the Emmy Award for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series for her work in ABC's How To Get Away With Murder. She was the first Black woman in history to win that Emmy award and is the first Black woman to win a Tony, Oscar, and Emmy.
Howard University and HubSpot: Partnering in Both Business and Education
Howard University, the world-famous historically Black university in Washington D.C., recently partnered with HubSpot to further their shared goal of a more inclusive and equitable future.
Dr. Yuvay Meyers Ferguson will speak at a special session on Wednesday, September 7th at 2:15 pm. She’ll share how Howard University and HubSpot built the Center for Digital Business and expanded related business education offerings and programming. The session will also explore how Howard University has used HubSpot to support its community of alumni and partners.
Dr. Ferguson has almost 20 years of professional and academic experience as well as a deep understanding of partnering with institutions of higher learning. A career academic, Dr. Ferguson most recently served as the Assistant Dean of Impact and Engagement at Howard and is currently an Associate Professor of Marketing at Howard University’s School of Business.
Don’t Miss These Essential Sessions for Black Professionals
Remember, INBOUND 2022 is happening from September 6th through September 9th in Boston Massachusetts. If you’re a Black professional attending HubSpot, you won’t want to miss these important sessions and networking opportunities.
WIN AN ALL EXPENSE PAID TRIP TO INBOUND 2022Black@INBOUND is partnering with The Gathering Spot to giveaway:
- Two GA passes to INBOUND '22
- Four nights of hotel accommodations for the duration of INBOUND '22
- Two flights to INBOUND '22
Step #1: Sign up for a STARTER PASS using the promo code: BLACKATINBOUND - The promo code will be your entry into the giveaway.
Step #2: Sign up to the Black@INBOUND Monthly Community Newsletter to stay up to date with all the latest events and trending topics in the Black@INBOUND Community- this will be your final step in entering the giveaway.