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Network to Net Worth: Building Social Capital and Leveraging Professional Relationships to Succeed

  • Monday, June 21, 2021
  • 5:30 PM
  • https://blacksinio.webex.com/meet/blacksiniopsych


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Networking is a crucial component in career advancement. In this session, we will explore how networking helps individuals succeed throughout their career. Join our dynamic panelist as they share  insight on how networking, maintaining great business relationships and building your own social currency has helped them succeed.

In this panel we will touch on:

  • The importance of building your personal and professional currency. Understanding that we all have value and can become the most valuable person in our business, field or beyond with hard work and the right people in your circle.
  • The importance of networking and building rapport. More specifically exploring what that looks like for people who find themselves in marginalized demographics.
  • Turning your network into your net worth. Leveraging relationships to create sustaining, multi-generational wealth opportunities.

Session Format: Panel Discussion


  • Networking
  • Social Currency
  • Ownership

Target Audience:

  • Open to all audiences

About Our Panelists:

Donald (Donnie) L. Bedney III

Donald L. Bedney, III, firmly believes that well-directed human capital should be harnessed to achieve extraordinary performance. With a mission to help 1,000,000,000 companies around the world develop and engage their employees to resist mediocrity and aim instead at institutional excellence. He brings this commitment to superior performance to each of his clients and more than fifteen years of experience in translating organizational needs into successful business strategies.

Leroy Simpson, Psy.D 

Dr. LeroySimpson is an I/O Psychologist and management consultant that works with business leaders to assess the company and identify problems, gather information, and implement solutions to build organizational effectiveness. He achieves this through focused training, learning, and coaching in the specific business. He works with individual professionals seeking independent business in the role of owner, partner or investor and explores suitable sectors, industries or markets that match the professional's work interest and helps other I-O Psychologists become business oriented to work with employers in speculating behavior, thought and decision making to strategically invest in their riskiest asset, the workforce.

Donald Tyson, MPS

Donald Tyson (goes by Tyson) is the Diversity Business Partner for Specialty Brands at Gap Inc. In this role, Tyson leads equality and belonging for Gap and Banana Republic. Tyson has over 10 years of professional experience including research, human capital management, and diversity and inclusion (D&I) consulting. Prior to Gap Inc, Tyson worked for a global law firm leading diversity initiatives for North America. Tyson also spent time as an independent consultant for a charter school system in the greater Houston area.

Tyson began his civilian career at Booz Allen Hamilton supporting clients in government and defense/ intelligence by providing subject matter expertise in D&I and human capital management. Tyson is a former Intelligence Officer in the United States Air Force and combat veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom. Tyson earned his bachelor's degree in psychology from Howard University and his master's degree in I/O Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park. Outside of work, Tyson loves to eat, travel and get fresh.

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