“We've worked with different companies and agencies to try and support us, and, frankly, we’ve just felt like we’re not moving fast enough. When I heard about Black Progress Matters and the concept of getting work with an organization connected to a network of Black executives, it felt like an awesome concept, and I wanted to learn more. I was blown away by how humble and driven the team is, then I started to see the candidates flying through, and I was blown away by the caliber of people.”
– Christian Sutherland-Wong | CEO, Glassdoor
on working with Black Progress Executive Staffing
At Black Progress Matters, we are ready, willing, and able to assist your initiative to change the color of leadership within your organization.
Black Progress Matters Mission Statement
Black Progress Matters’ core mission is to change the color of leadership in organizations worldwide through our various executive staffing activities.
BPM is built on the premise that if our BPM Executive Staffing Program can secure the opportunity to fill an executive opening for an organization with a qualified and appropriate Black candidate, we can change the color of the executive suite while enhancing the aspiration of everyone of color within that organization.
Black Progress Matters is not only committed to effectuating change at the executive level in businesses and organizations, but
Black Progress Matters
is also providing an ambitious incubator program for the development and funding of Black start-ups.
– Dean Haynesworth
CEO / Founding Partner, Black Progress Matters
BPM Commitment & Certification
Is your company ready to join BPM in advancing Black leadership at the executive level? The BPM Commitment simply states that “We are committed to working with Black Progress Matters to advance Black leadership at the executive level throughout our organization worldwide.”
Optional BPM Certification
Upon reaching the BPM target of 5% Black inclusion at your executive level, your company will proudly receive your BPM Certification to promote worldwide internally and externally on your various websites, social media, emails, communications, advertising, signage, presentations, etc.
BPM is partnered with these leading organizations to change the color of the executive suite.
. . . and more organizations are participating in the BPM Mission every day.
George was born a slave in Missouri between 1860 and 1865 during the Civil War. He would later devise over 300 different uses for peanuts, including cooking oil, printer’s ink, and axle grease.
George earned his Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Science from Iowa State in 1894 which he followed up with a master's in 1896. He received the 1923 Spingarn Medal and was posthumously inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame.
By the time of his death on January 5, 1943, Carver was a world-renowned figure. Much of his fame was based upon myth, but his real contributions were significant. Sponsored by the YMCA, he lectured at white colleges, challenging many of the students' beliefs in segregation and the inferiority of African Americans and establishing close friendships with many of them. His fame also encouraged black students to pursue careers in science. His work improved the lives of hundreds of black Alabamians and was instrumental in pioneering ecologically sound and sustainable technology.