Bleeker

Putting Underrepresented Talent In the Driver’s Seat of Their Careers

We’re dedicated to providing underrepresented talent with personalized resources to achieve the extraordinary, from coaching and mentorship to networking and insights. With additional opportunities like community events and skills assessments, we help our members –  entrepreneurs, executives, artists, athletes, advocates, philosophers, professors, and more – expand their career optionality and find their place in the driver's seat of their careers.

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About Us

Bleeker empowers BIPOC and underrepresented professionals with the essential resources to build a meaningful career.

Our Mission

At Bleeker, our mission is to normalize top-to-bottom representation of underserved groups. This means giving marginalized folks access to resources they’ve never had and networking they never got the chance to do so that they can be part of career-defining conversations. We want talent to be in charge of what makes them fulfilled in their careers. Put simply, we’re putting underrepresented talent in the driver’s seat of their careers.

Our Operating Principles

Bleeker values diversity, inclusion, and belonging. We appreciate everyone's experiences, perspectives, and individuality while working effectively, communicating with, and servicing diverse communities. Together, we strive to build an inclusive, equitable, and welcoming workplace.

Diversity

We believe in the power of diversity to unlock extraordinary outcomes. Achieving and maintaining diversity isn’t always easy, but it’s worth the effort.

Equity

We believe in the shift from distributive equity to relational equity; the right to meet as equals, regardless of where you are coming from or going to.

Human-Centered

We believe in the importance of creating solutions that place the human experience at the center.

Self-Management

We believe in trusting people to operate with autonomy.

Inclusion

We believe in creating workplaces that embrace the differences among their people and encourage people to show up as their whole selves, balancing purpose with performance.

Transparency

We believe in the extraordinary importance of earning and maintaining trust in organizations, relationships, and ecosystems.

Diversity

We believe in the power of diversity to unlock extraordinary outcomes. Achieving and maintaining diversity isn’t always easy, but it’s worth the effort.

Equity

We believe in the shift from distributive equity to relational equity; the right to meet as equals, regardless of where you are coming from or going to.

Human-Centered

We believe in the importance of creating solutions that place the human experience at the center.

Self-Management

We believe in trusting people to operate with autonomy.

Inclusion

We believe in creating workplaces that embrace the differences among their people and encourage people to show up as their whole selves, balancing purpose with performance.

Transparency

We believe in the extraordinary importance of earning and maintaining trust in organizations, relationships, and ecosystems.

Expand Your Career Optionality

Bleeker’s talent-first platform advances historically marginalized groups by providing them with the resources to meaningfully grow, advance their careers, and expand their optionality.

Support

Connect with leaders to get support, share advice, and grow professionally in a trusted space for BIPOC talent and allies amid a world still grappling with inherent biases.

Elevate

Unlock your career potential with personalized professional resources based on your unique ways of thinking, learning, and communicating.

Inspire

Revolutionize career success by going beyond standard, biased requirements with career options tailored to your unique qualities and interests.

Support

Connect with leaders to get support, share advice, and grow professionally in a trusted space for BIPOC talent and allies amid a world still grappling with inherent biases.

Elevate

Unlock your career potential with personalized professional resources based on your unique ways of thinking, learning, and communicating.

Inspire

Revolutionize career success by going beyond standard, biased requirements with career options tailored to your unique qualities and interests.

Actualize Organizational Diversity

We support our organizational and corporate partners beyond the confines of the transactional diversity recruiting system through personalized but scalable talent placements and other career-building resources for underrepresented talent like coaching, mentorship, and community.

Testimonials

Learn what people are saying about Bleeker.

LinkedIn
Jared Crooks
Vice President
@Two Sigma Impact

The team at Bleeker have really built an entirely organic and thriving community of which I have taken advantage for a number of years. The unique blend of creative talent, entrepreneurial innovators and organizational experts combined with the expert coaching of the core team has been an invaluable asset.

LinkedIn
Warren Reed
CEO @OppZo

Bleeker is onto something revolutionary. As a data scientist, I know the power of networks...think the PayPal Mafia, Facebook’s billion-plus users, and the McKinsey and Harvard alumni networks. The Bleeker team nailed the right balance of an organic compounding network, not only do I feel it’s a go-to place for growth and inspiration, it’s a place where I want to contribute as well.

LinkedIn
Florian Koenigsberger
Advanced Photography Product Marketing Manager @Google

Yesterday’s mission launch moment is a testament to so much of the support and community I’ve gotten from the Bleeker platform.”

LinkedIn
Nadeska Alexis
Beats 1 Radio Host
@Apple Music

I’m constantly amazed by the breadth of expertise you can access within Bleeker. Each member possesses a deep knowledge of their respective fields, which makes collaboration across different projects a very productive and fulfilling experience.

LinkedIn
Ilana Finley
Vice President Global Communications @Converse

Bleeker is the network you never realized you needed, whether you’re a budding entrepreneur or a veteran of the corporate world. Whatever you’re seeking, Bleeker has: inspiration, motivation, a chance to give back, or the opportunity to connect with wickedly smart, amazing people

LinkedIn
John Azubuike
Vice President
@Owl Ventures

Bleeker played a pivotal role in my career development. I work in an industry where teams are small, paths to advancement is opaque, and leadership development is unstructured. Through Bleeker, I was able to tap into a broader network, get guidance on how to move forward and get my first experience with professional coaching. I owe the Bleeker platform a lot.

LinkedIn
Aduke Thelwell
Head of Communications @Serve Robotics

I really want to share personally how my experience with Bleeker has shaped my path. I am beyond grateful. This community shows me what it’s possible to feel like in a professional environment. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

LinkedIn
Allison Brooke Gordon
SVP, Global Branding and Sponsorships @Citi

Bleeker is generous in making connections, opening the network, creating inclusive and appealing conversations and sharing their wealth of knowledge. I always look forward to what Bleeker has in store. And above all, I appreciate Bleeker staying present and available for BIPOC community.

LinkedIn
Jared Crooks
Vice President
@Two Sigma Impact

The team at Bleeker have really built an entirely organic and thriving community of which I have taken advantage for a number of years. The unique blend of creative talent, entrepreneurial innovators and organizational experts combined with the expert coaching of the core team has been an invaluable asset.

LinkedIn
Aduke Thelwell

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LinkedIn
Warren Reed
CEO @OppZo

Bleeker is onto something revolutionary. As a data scientist, I know the power of networks...think the PayPal Mafia, Facebook’s billion-plus users, and the McKinsey and Harvard alumni networks. The Bleeker team nailed the right balance of an organic compounding network, not only do I feel it’s a go-to place for growth and inspiration, it’s a place where I want to contribute as well.

LinkedIn
Florian Koenigsberger
Advanced Photography Product Marketing Manager @Google

Yesterday’s mission launch moment is a testament to so much of the support and community I’ve gotten from the Bleeker platform.”

LinkedIn
Nadeska Alexis
Beats 1 Radio Host
@Apple Music

I’m constantly amazed by the breadth of expertise you can access within Bleeker. Each member possesses a deep knowledge of their respective fields, which makes collaboration across different projects a very productive and fulfilling experience.

LinkedIn
Ilana Finley
Vice President Global Communications @Converse

Bleeker is the network you never realized you needed, whether you’re a budding entrepreneur or a veteran of the corporate world. Whatever you’re seeking, Bleeker has: inspiration, motivation, a chance to give back, or the opportunity to connect with wickedly smart, amazing people

LinkedIn
John Azubuike
Vice President
@Owl Ventures

Bleeker played a pivotal role in my career development. I work in an industry where teams are small, paths to advancement is opaque, and leadership development is unstructured. Through Bleeker, I was able to tap into a broader network, get guidance on how to move forward and get my first experience with professional coaching. I owe the Bleeker platform a lot.

LinkedIn
Aduke Thelwell
Head of Communications @Serve Robotics

I really want to share personally how my experience with Bleeker has shaped my path. I am beyond grateful. This community shows me what it’s possible to feel like in a professional environment. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.

LinkedIn
Allison Brooke Gordon
SVP, Global Branding and Sponsorships @Citi

Bleeker is generous in making connections, opening the network, creating inclusive and appealing conversations and sharing their wealth of knowledge. I always look forward to what Bleeker has in store. And above all, I appreciate Bleeker staying present and available for BIPOC community.

Bleeker Blog

Read the latest on organizational DEI and career growth from our Bleeker team, 
members, and contributors.

Bleeker Black History

This month, we look to share and educate our community on the influence.

David Ludis, 07 July 2022
Modern Society

On Tuesday, March 22, learn more about Race and Wealth in Modern Society!

David Ludis, 07 July 2022
Go, Bleeker! It's Your Birthday 🎈🎉

Nine years ago, Cam Snaith and I launched Bleeker with the mission to put underrepresented talent in the driver's seat of their careers and cultivate a talent community that would nurture and propel people...

Jay Liddell
,
April 19, 2022
Putting you in the driver’s seat of your career

When was the last time you felt in control of your career? Odds are it’s been a while...

Cam Snaith
,
January 15, 2022
Normalizing top-to-bottom representation

Bleeker's mission is to put underrepresented talent in the driver’s seat of their careers; helping them get where they want to go, how they want to get there. But where - I’m often asked - is Bleeker going...

Cam Snaith
,
November 18, 2021
Go, Bleeker! It's Your Birthday 🎈🎉

Nine years ago, Cam Snaith and I launched Bleeker with the mission to put...

Jay Liddell, April 19, 2022
Putting you in the driver’s seat of your career

When was the last time you felt in control of your career? Odds are it’s been a while...

Cam Snaith, January 15, 2022
Normalizing top-to-bottom representation

Bleeker's mission is to put underrepresented talent in the driver’s seat of their careers...

Cam Snaith, November 18, 2021

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Media Contact:
Hirsch Leatherwood
bleeker@hirschleatherwood.com

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