HERE TO AMPLIFY

WE ARE

Hello,


I'm Patricia S. Gatlin (Curator)

[I also go by Sonja Sky] This all started on Linkedin after the killing of George Floyd. I was sparked by the collective activism during the protest. As a budding DEI Specialist and EdTechie I decided to lend my professional voice to the cause on Linkedin. That's when I realize my DEI post weren't getting the same reach and exposure as everyone else. I wondered why, was I the only one, and of course WHERE ARE ALL THE BLACK PEOPLE? That's when I started asking around and sharing receipts. That's when we realized the algorithm was bias. I stated that #BlackLinkedin needed to speak out! Before I knew it a whole movement was initiated by black and brown professionals on the platform.

After being featured in the New York Times (2020) the hashtag has become a place of community, education, and amplification of professional black experiences. I curate authentic cultural content about black professionals and businesses to create support and garner awareness while encouraging others to do the same.


PRESS
New York Times (2020)

Black Linkedin is Thriving

Hacker Earth (2022)

Talking #BlackLinkedIn and DEI


Experience
Digital Cookout

LIVE Panel Events

Cookout After Party

Discord group

Facebook Group

Join Us


EDUCATE
Cultural Conciousness
Advocacy
Allyship
Accountabilty

2

Events Hosted

4000+

Followers

31.9 mil

To Amplify

0

Partnerships Made

WHAT YOU CAN DO

Follow Hashtag

First things first, you gotta follow us on Linkedin.

Connect

It's important to connect with black and brown professionals on the site.

Like Content

Marginalized professionals need your support. Show the algorithm who's boss.

Share Content

They say sharing is caring and it really is because we need reach.

Comment on Content

Share your opinions and let your network know your networth.

Use Hashtag

Last but not least, use the hashtag to share ideas and promote community.[Please don't heavily soliciate]

ATTEND AN EVENT

SOME OF OUR WORK

BLACKLINKEDIN DIGITAL COOKOUT: (Juneteenth) OVER EMPLOYED - MULTIPLE STREAMS OF INCOME

 

The second digital cookout will hosted LIVE by Hashtag BlackLinkedin on June 20th, 2022 via Linkedin. It includes an amazing panel, professionals: (Linkedin Cousins) Ciara Green, HRBP,Dominic K. Hawkins, PR Strategist, Dr. Lisa Marie Lee, Linked Results (business), Karen Moore, K Moore. We discuss what it means to be "over employed," what it means to have two jobs or have a business, and why it's a hot topic in the black community.


To watch the [REPLAY < CLICK HERE].

While you're over there please check out Hashtag BlackLinkedin's company page for any future events and amplification. 

BlackLinkedin Digital Cookout: Communal Mental Health

The first digital cookout was hosted LIVE by me on Feb. 20th, 2022 via Linkedin. It included an amazing panel, DEI professionals: The Elephant in the Room (Cherena Fox and Kieonna Baker) and social worker Charles Walker, LCSW. We discussed communal mental health in the black community.


To watch the [REPLAY < click here].

While you're over there please check out Hashtag BlackLinkedin's company page for any future events and amplification. 

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