Check out the upcoming networking events hosted by the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber Professionals of Color program.

Virtual Networking Before 9 with Dr. Rupak Gandhi

Friday, July 24 | 8 to 9 a.m. | Online

Join the Professionals of Color program for a special July Networking Before 9 with Fargo Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Rupak Gandhi! Dr. Gandhi is excited to “host” this month’s event and share his personal and professional journey, what his transition was like as he moved to our community and how it compares to the other communities he’s lived in, the importance of diversity within education, both in what we are taught but also with our staff, teachers and students within the classroom!

Free registration

Virtual Networking Before 9 with Smita Garg

Friday, August 14 | 8 to 9 a.m. | Online

Next month, we are excited to host Smita Garg, NDSU’s Assistant Director, Employer Engagement for the Career and Advising Center. Smita will share her personal story on her transition to the FMWF region – what went well and what didn’t – and changes she has witnessed as it relates to diversity and inclusion initiatives and what she sees from both employers and students as she works to help match interns with companies and help students transition to their professional life following graduation.

Free registration

Virtual Networking Before 9 with Dr. Earnest Lamb

Friday, August 28 | 8 to 9 a.m. | Online

After hearing from Smita Garg, join your Professionals of Color friends and Dr. Earnest Lamb for another virtual Networking Before 9! Dr. Lamb serves as the Dean of the College of Arts, Media and Communications at Minnesota State University Moorhead. After living in Arkansas and North Carolina for most of his life, he considers himself a “transplant” to our community when he moved here a little over three years ago. Dr. Lamb is excited to share his story, experiences and reflect on his perspective as an academic.

Free registration

Recommended Resources

Looking for resources around the topic of diversity and inclusion? Take a look at our initial list of books to read, FMWF black-owned businesses, and learning opportunities presented by Microsoft and LinkedIn.

Check out the list

Community Event – Joyfest

Saturday, July 25 | Noon to 8 p.m. | Island Park

The pandemic has kept everyone inside, but joy will bring us out. Joyfest is a collective effort to provide resources and an opportunity for our community to connect! You can expect free food, live entertainment, arts & crafts, and much, much, more. To learn more, visit their Facebook event.

Facebook event