Our goal is to help businesses and our community be seen.
We connect Black and Latinx industry professionals with career opportunities in tech & media through direct recruiting services and community events.

What We Do

Nextplay was founded in 2017 by Lesley Toche, a former Tech Recruiter & Diversity Program Manager at LinkedIn. We initially launched to create a space where every Black & Latinx tech professional could belong.

         We partnered with fortune 500 companies to host networking events centered around live entertainment--executive speakers, hiring managers, live performances, live DJ’s, art, vendors & authentic food/open bar.
Today, Nextplay is a global network of 40,000+ experienced Black & Latinx professionals in the technology industry.

We’ve connected our members with their dream jobs at 100+ major tech & Media companies, hosted events in the U.S, Europe & Africa and added a direct recruiting service to connect talent with opportunity outside of events. We’re closing the wealth gap for Black & Latinx communities by opening doors in the technology & Media industry. 


Our community cultivators, brands that have partnered with us that champion diversity, equity and inclusion.



Your recruitment sourcing service - supporting you with a warmer way to connect to Black and Latinx Professionals.
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Community building events with hiring outcomes.
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You’ll receive invitations to events, discover exciting career opportunities at partner companies, receive our email newsletter and be in the know about community initiatives to get involved in.

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We’ve partnered with 100+ brands.
If you’re interested in hiring Black & Latinx professionals in the Tech & Media space, need more brand exposure and would like to support the community, we’d love to partner.

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