The 2011 National Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) Technology conference will feature April M. Williams, an executive coach and author of “Social Networking Throughout Your Career.” She will present two sessions, “Creating Buzz Marketing for Professionals” and Facebook: Your Chapter PR Friend.”
During these 90 minute sessions, BDPA conference attendees will engage in interactive sessions to promote their professional careers using social networking tools. As a result of these presentations, participants will be armed to promote themselves effectively in the marketplace and demonstrate the value of their skills.
“The days of passive job career management are gone. By using technology to expand our professional networking, we can leverage our connections to reach out to the key people in our industry,” said April M. Williams. “By building bridges and crafting succinct on-target messages, we can market our best qualities.”
Before opening her company, April’s career was in Fortune 50 company IT program and project management.
April has been recognized as a Project Management Professional (PMP) by the Project Management Institute. She earned her Master’s Degree (Information Systems) and Bachelor’s (Telecommunications) from Roosevelt University, Schaumburg, Illinois.
April has been featured in major publications including the Wall Street Journal, CBS Chicago News, Project Management Institute, Savvy and Nations Restaurant News.
The 35th annual Black Data Processing Associates (BDPA) conference will be held in Chicago August 3-6, 2011 at the Hilton Chicago.