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black excellence in action

creating space for growth + recognition

From CBE Week to Recharge Virtual Events, CBE programming is curated to promote and celebrate Black professionals and Black businesses. Our goals are centered on building, promoting, and inspiring members of our community, while establishing an ecosystem that supports their unique needs and perpetuates Black excellence.

CBE
Week

CBE Week creates an ecosystem of support within the Black community by bringing together Black professionals across sectors for panels, networking, and recruitment opportunities.

CBE
Connect

From the Supplier Diversity Fair to the CBE Pitch Competition and Legal Match Day, CBE Connect promotes Black entrepreneurs and suppliers, providing companies with opportunities to diversify sourcing.

CBE
Recruits

Year-round, CBE facilitates the career growth of our membership by providing career fairs and other recruitment opportunities for our partners to engage with our members in various capacities.

Code
Black
Gala

Code Black Gala is a fun-filled celebration of Black excellence, recognizing prominent people and nonprofit organizations supporting the Black community.

Impact
Nonprofits

CBE’s Impact Nonprofit Program provides financial and personnel support to 501(c)(3) organizations devoted to elevating the Black community.


Recharge

Recharge provides CBE members access to dynamic thought leaders, community resources, and a variety of educational and networking opportunities throughout the year.

past CBE
event programs

event highlights

code black gala
award recipients

Each year, CBE celebrates Black excellence by recognizing leading trailblazers in the community across four awards: Community Champion Award, Tech Innovation Award, Impact Investor Award, and the Art & Culture Disruptor Award.

impact nonprofit
2020 cohort

CBE recognizes and awards grants to unsung heroes who are positively impacting diverse communities and inspiring the next generation of leaders. The 2020 cohort focused on nonprofits dedicated to criminal justice reform and rehabilitation efforts.

past CBE speakers
+ performers

We bring together Black professionals across a variety of industries to provide a unique, well-rounded educational and networking experience. Previous speakers include Fortune 500 executives and board members, government officials, leading activists, health professionals, entrepreneurs, and more.

TONY
WEST


Chief Legal Officer
Uber

STACY
BROWN-PHILPOT


Former CEO
TaskRabbit

SHELLYE
ARCHAMBEAU


Board Director,
Author, and Speaker

JOHN
THOMPSON


Chairman
Microsoft

MC LYTE


Grammy-nominated American
rapper, DJ, and entrepreneur

PJ MORTON


Grammy award-winning musician

MUSIQ
SOULCHILD


Hip-hop Soul Artist

MAYOR
LONDON
BREED


MAYOR
City of SAN FRANCISCO

CECILIA
TAYLOR


mayor
City of Menlo Park

MALIA
COHEN


Chair
California State

SHAKA
SENGHOR


Writer and Social Activist

BEN
HOROWITZ


Cofounder & General Partner
Andreessen Horowitz

JEFF
JOHNSON


Award-winning Journalist

KEVIN
POWELL


ACTIVIST, WRITER, & SPEAKER

MEENA
HARRIS


Founder
Phenomenal Woman Action
Campaign

JASON
MAYDEN


VP, Elite Performer Offense
Logitech

ARMAND
CARR


CEO
"The Voice"

CLIFF
WORLEY


Director, Digital Engagement
Kapor Center

KIMBERLY
GLYNN


Leadership Development Coach
PayPal

MELANIE
AKWULE


Founder & CEO
MINWO Inc.