Membership Benefits

Membership Benefits

Membership Benefits

  • Professional Networking

BDPA meetings and special events provide invaluable opportunities for networking with a variety of industry and non-industry executives and professionals. Great opportunity to connect with executives, get career advice, make connections that could help you in the future, and find qualified candidates for employment.

  • Professional Development

BDPA is a pro-active organization and as a member you are given opportunities to play an active role in planning, developing and implementing local and national projects designed to meet BDPA’s goals and objectives. BDPA members can run for national and local offices, chair committees/tasks forces and participate in committee/business area activities. The skills gained through taking on responsibilities in BDPA prove to be a valuable asset to one’s professional and personal life.

  • Member Discounts

BDPA members receive discounts on local professional training programs, publications, national conference (including hotel and airline reservations), car rentals and local chapter seminars and activities. Your membership entitles you to significant discounts on subscription to Black Enterprise Magazine. Use code National code MBDP and your local chapter identifier to get this discount. Your membership also provides you with a complimentary subscription to Diversity/Careers in Engineering and Information Technology magazine.

  • Student Internship Program

The primary responsibility of the Student Internship Program is to provide BDPA college student members, career development support by providing career opportunities. The program is open to college students from around the world. Students simply submit their resumes through the website ( to be eligible.

  • Monthly Program Meetings

At the heart of BDPA Philadelphia chapter’s annual agenda are program meetings on a variety of technical, career and social topics. Our monthly meetings are hosted at the Cigna Insurance Company., Two Liberty Place, 1601 Chestnut Street, Third Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19101 on the 3rd Wednesday of each month @ 6:00pm.


Membership in BDPA Philadelphia has a wealth of benefits to help you advance your career!

We invite you to become involved in one of the many local chapter organizational activities. BDPA’s Philadelphia’s strength is a result of the involvement and commitment level of our members. It is only through the donation of time and talent of our volunteers that we are able to offer great programs and services. To learn about membership please contact Kevin Foster, VP of Strategy and Planning.

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BDPA Talent Management System

BDPA’s Talent Management System serves as an applicant tracking system that works in conjunction with our sponsors long-term talent acquisition goals. Corporate Sponsors place job postings into the BDPA database and active members populate the resume database. This service is designed to connect our highly qualified diversity candidates with hiring managers at the companies and careers they most desire. Corporate sponsors, who would like to utilize this service, please contact Eileen Gadsden, President – BDPA Philadelphia.


BDPA and NBMBAA Joint Membership Drive at XIX, Hyatt at the Bellevue

Mix and mingle will the City’s most influential business and IT leaders, learn about upcoming events Please join us.

Emotional Intelligence on the Job hosted by BDPA and NWCT PHL Chapters

BDPA parnters with NWCT for a lively discussion on Emotional Intelligence. Pamela Tudor, MA, CDP will lead the disussion on how to identify and cultivalte postive communication skills, to manage change and grow leaders.Refreshments provided. Please join us.

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