About the Madison Network of Black Professionals

The Madison Network of Black Professionals is a diverse group of individuals, interconnected by heritage, education, business, technology and social activities with the purpose of networking and sharing information of interest to African Americans in the Greater Madison area.

The Network was established in August 2004 with a group of 20 individuals who had an interest in connecting as professionals to help learn and leverage ourselves as active African Americans throughout Madison,Wisconsin. Since 2004, we have grown four times that size.  In 2014 we celebrated our tenth year at one of our First Friday signature events.



The Madison Network of Black Professionals is a diverse group of professionals established to make the Greater Madison Area the ideal place for people of color to:

Live: Provide networking opportunities

Learn: Provide and promote leadership and professional development

Lead: Promote community service initiatives

Link: Develop strategic partnerships that impact our community

How to Join

Attend one of our monthly lunches or another event and determine if this is the type of professional network for you.

Your first lunch with us is complimentary. If you decide you would like to come again you would then be asked to pay $10.00 for each time you attend.

You have the option of becoming a member, after you have attended at least one lunch, and all it requires is that you complete our membership application online and pay $45.00 annual membership dues. From there additional instructions will be provided.

Thanks for being interested in the Madison Network of Black Professionals, and we look forward to meeting you!


Membership Responsibilities

  • Participate in monthly Network Lunches and actively recruit members.
  • Coordinate, sponsor, or host a lunch, a community activity or event and invite the Network.
  • Help promote and provide information that helps advance our professional and personal objectives as African Americans in the Madison Community.
  • Participate as a member of the Network in community activities and events during the year.
  • Members should actively support other members through their attendance of peer activities and events.
  • Be an active member that supports the Network by offering ways to help accomplish Network goals and administrative duties as needed.