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Who We Are

We are a group of professionals dedicated to advancing our careers, enriching our personal and professional experience, investing in the leaders of tomorrow, and driving impact in our communities. Our Vision? To be the center of impact for a community of diverse professionals in the Seattle area.

What We Do

Professional Development
Networking. Executive Engagement. Career Listings. Job Fairs. Resume coaching. Mentoring. Interview coaching. We provide the network and the opportunity. You drive how far you want it to go.

Develop Leaders for Tomorrow
Everything rises and falls on leadership. A key pillar to this: building what tomorrow’s leaders will look like. We invest in talented and passionate students eager to learn, grow, and lead.

Our Team

Message from the President

Thanks for visiting our site! We’re a young chapter, but not small minded. We aspire to be the center of impact in the lives of diverse professionals in the Seattle area, and are working hard to impact our young leaders and current professionals. It starts one person at a time, and continues until the network is strong enough to create lasting change. I welcome you to read more, and join our network!

The guys who keep us flying

Here’s our team. We come from a range of backgrounds and cultures, and have a heart for leadership and service.

  • Traci Harrel
    Current President - Traci Harrell

  • Immediate Past President - Kraig Carrere

  • VP of Programs - Nicole Bascomb

  • VP of Finance - Thomas Rogers

  • VP of Marketing & Communication - Marjorie Coisman

  • VP of Operations & Technology - Ken Ndean

Upcoming Events

Headshots & Handshakes for the Holidays!

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Two part session: Learning Circle & Think Tank

Register Here: RSVP

Be a part of the solution! Join the NBMBAA Seattle Chapter Board!

Nominations can be submitted beginning, August 24th through midnight PST September 10th.

Nominate yourself or someone else using: NBMBAA Open Roles & Committees form


August 31st, 2017
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Location: Microsoft Building 30, Room 1085
3910 163rd Avenue NE, Redmond, WA 98052

RSVP for this event: Register

Annual Conference & Exposition
Building Blocks of Leadership: Relevance. Drive. Effect.

September 26-30, 2017

Registration is now open for the NBMBAA 39th Annual Conference & Exposition. The conference will be hosted in Philadelphia, PA September 26th – 30th, 2017. Last year’s conference in New Orleans hosted more than 9000 attendees. Take action today to capitalize on potential opportunities and connections. To register, volunteer, find accommodations or learn more about the conference, please visit the conference website at http://www.nbmbaaconference.org, or click on the heading above.

Volunteers are an essential component in the execution of the conference. They fulfill a number of functions that are important to the overall success of the program. Please consider volunteering this year. Visit the site and sign-up to be a volunteer today!


Past Events

NBMBAA, Prospanica & NWMBA Partnered: Salsa and Soul 2017

July 20th, 2017 - Club Sur 2901 S Seattle, WA 98134

NBMBAA & NABA Understanding Emotional Intelligence

May 11th, 2017 - The bravern building 2 Bellevue, WA

Fantastic Four "Insights to Action" session

April 27th, 2017 - Microsoft- 7525 166th Ave NE, Redmond WA

Diversity 2.0: Turning Insights into actions

March 30, 2017 - 3910 163rd Avenue NE, Redmond, WA

Learning Circle: Trust and Success Strategies for the Unexpected Leader

March 29, 2017 - Microsoft Building RTC 5 Redmond, WA

Learning Circle: Building Your Personal Board of Directors (BOD)

March 20, 2017 - Bravern II in Bellevue - Bellevue, WA

Maximizing Your Career Success: Hosted by Morgan Stanley

March 15, 2017 - 11200 Southeast Sixth Street Bellevue, WA

Past Events

HOLIDAY SOCIAL & Networking Event

Dec 15, 2016 - 10500 NE 8th St - Bellevue, WA

Spring Networking & Corporate Sponsor Reception

May 14, 2014 - 700 Bellevue Way Ne Unit 130 - Bellevue, WA

Membership Meeting & March Mixer

March 26, 2014 - 700 Bellevue Way Ne Unit 130 - Bellevue, WA

Holiday Social & Infant/Toddler Drive

December 4, 2014 - 317 Main Ave. - South Renton, WA

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

October 22, 2014 - Braven 2 in Bellevue - Bellevue, WA

The Art of Leadership - National Black MBA Association
Conference & Exposition

September 16-20, 2014 - 1712 South Jackson St - Seattle, WA

Resume Optimization & Mock Interview Strategy

August 28, 2014 - 11111 - NE 8th St. Seattle, WA

Navigating Your Career: Conference and Beyond

August 21, 2014 - 11111 - NE 8th St. Seattle, WA

Salsa & Soul Networking Event

July 15, 2014 - Lync Conference Call - Seattle, WA

Wire-side Chat with President & CEO of NBMBAA

August 7, 2014 - Blue Martini - Seattle, WA

Indulge & Engage

June 26, 2014 - Sullivan's Steakhouse - Seattle, WA

Board Service Event: Making a Commitment Beyond The Workplace

June 12, 2014 - Braven 2 in Bellevue - Bellevue, WA

The Difference Between Playing to Win and Playing Not to Lose

May 15, 2014 - Microsoft at Lincoln Square - Bellevue, WA

Becoming Career Savvy Through Your Success Circle

April 17, 2014 - Braven 2 in Bellevue - Bellevue, WA

Cocktails & Conversation

March 20, 2014 - Pearl in Bellevue - Bellevue, WA

State of the Organization

March 20, 2014 - Microsoft at Lincoln Square - Bellevue, WA

CONNECT - NBMBAA Networking Night

October 24, 2013 - Suite Restaurant and Lounge - Bellevue, WA 98004

NBMBAA Conference: Courageous Leadership - Owning Your Own Success

September 10-14, 2013 - Houston, TX

NBMBAA Seattle Chapter Networking and Conference Send Off

September 5, 2013 - Lucky Strike - Bellevue, WA

Getting Hired: Interviewing Techniques & Styles

August 29, 2013 - Microsoft at Lincoln Square - Bellevue, WA

Conference Blueprint for Success: Career Expo Tips & Tricks

August 21, 2013 - Worldwide Conference Call

Roadmap to Success: Conference Planning - How to Navigate

August 15, 2013 - Worldwide Conference Call

The Black MBA Experience

June 19, 2013 - The Parlor - Bellevue, WA

The African-American Financial Experience

The chapter is delighted to present "The African-American Financial Experience", a seminar on financial freedom tailored for the African American community. Please join us for this special event that will offer valuable financial information from the following experts:

Brent Williams – AXA AdvisorsJulian Heyward – Prudential
Investments Joseph Smith – AXA AdvisorsCarl Bailey – AXA Advisors

There will also be special opportunities to connect 1:1 with the advisors above! Food will be provided by AXA Advisors & Prudential Investments.

May 9th, 2013 - Koral Restaurant - Bellevue WA

Strength in Numbers Spring 2013

Join us for an evening of connection and fun at our our Spring Membership drive!

We'll be at Lucky Strike in Bellevue from 5:30-7:30 pm.

Parking is free and is provided by Lincoln Square.

FREE Appetizers will be provided. We look forward to seeing you there!



We're excited you want to join us. We need your strength, insight and ideas. To join the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA), please click on the JOIN US button below and then follow the instructions to become a Seattle Chapter member. Note: You must enter a Seattle ZIPCODE (like 98008) to ensure that you are associated with the Seattle Chapter. Then let us know.

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Leadership Opportunities

We have a driven and focused team. We have openings for talented individuals to help us drive greater impact. Want to join our team? Email us at seattleblackmba@live.com.

Member Spotlight

Member Spotlight

Welcome to our Membership Spotlight Showcase! Here we highlight member’s professional and personal achievements. If members have excelled in the areas of career, community outreach, entrepreneurship, leadership and/or lifestyle, we like to showcase those accolades and share with the NBMBAA Seattle Chapter community.

If you are a current member and would like to showcase your professional and personal accomplishments, please email your bio, story and headshot to seattleblackmba@live.com .

Find A Job

Member Spotlight

FIND YOUR NEXT JOB! Are you looking for a new exciting career? Please review job postings below to seek new opportunities.

Seattle Sponsor Jobs

Pacific Northwest Job Opportunity, Starbucks Seattle

Starbucks, one of the key sponsors for the NBMBAA Seattle Chapter is seeking qualified candidates for exciting positions. If you’re looking for new opportunities in management or brand management while working for the World Greatest Coffee Company, please review the links below.

National Sponsor Jobs

For jobs posted by National Black MBA Association Inc. can be viewed at National Job Postings.

Contact Get in Touch

  • Email: info@seattleblackmba.org