Responding to the critical need for more strategic development opportunities for Black professionals and entrepreneurs, Justin King, founder of L.I.G. Sports Group, has partnered with the Black Progress Matters Black-Owned Business Incubation Program and The Art of Successful Networking to create and launch the Black Progress Executive Network [BPX].
As Managing Partner and CEO of BPX, Justin is confident that BPX can energize an international network of Black executives to enable and enhance Black Progress Matters’ core mission to change the color of executives suites worldwide.
Black Progress Matters recognizes that the color of the executive suite speaks volumes about the character of an organization as well as the true opportunity available for people of color in that organization. Black Progress Matters believes that if you look to the top of an organization and see Black leadership - it will inspire everyone of color in that organization.
"Networking can often be a difficult and intimidating task, but with BPX you are provided the resources, training, and confidence necessary to get you into the captain’s seat. BPX members gain tactical skills while making valuable connections through our growing network of leading Black executives." - Justin King.
Membership in the Black Progress Executive Network [BPX] provides Black professionals with remarkable access to our:
An international network of Black executives
Executive level job opportunities worldwide
Elite network training and resources
Myriad of BPM resources and revenue-building opportunities
Key to our BPX mission is providing all of our members with the best practices and tactical insights to develop and maximize their networking skills and advance their access to executive-level opportunities.
"Research shows that 70% of all jobs are not published publicly on jobs sites and as much as 80% of jobs are filled through personal and professional connections. In a dramatically shifting labor market, the importance of networks in having a successful career only stands to grow." – CNBC
Through BPX speaking engagements, online resources, and various teaming partnerships, BPX will help Black professionals establish a sustainable ecosystem for the ongoing advancement of their careers and entrepreneurial ambitions.
BPX creates opportunities and provides resources to help Black professionals to connect and build relationships, and according to King, so much of this begins with the individual understanding their strengths.
"It's about understanding the value that you're providing and leaning into those strengths that you have, and understanding what those are and kind of retraining marketing yourself the right way and authentic way." - Justin King
Additionally, by providing members with instant access and exposure to Black Progress Matters founders, advisors, teaming partners, and international resources, BPX seeks to empower our members to help Black Progress Matters in its efforts to change the color of the executive and ownership suite worldwide.
Our initial line-up of BPX Speaking Engagements, Workshops, and Community-Access opportunities will kick-off on Tuesday, April 26th.