We all look for leadership in one way or another. It’s important to identify examples we appreciate and strive to follow them. Human beings are copycats and we always have been. Today Comparably is showing us some great examples of how some companies are celebrating Black History Month. Take a page out of one of their playbooks and think about ways you and your business can celebrate.
GE will host a Black History Month speaker series through its GE African American Forum. This speaker series will highlight the impact African Americans have had on the company’s history as well as reflecting on ways their impact will continue to strengthen the company and the communities GE serves. GE will also participate in some volunteer events for a number of causes such as Brumby Elementary, which provides food for over 350 students’ families.
It wouldn’t be an Adobe event without some great performances. Adobe is kicking off with entertainment from Black musicians, dancers, and creatives before launching into a panel of Black Women Creatives co-hosted by their Women at Adobe & Black Employee Networks. Outside the organization, Adobe is supporting underrepresented creatives through various campaigns and showcases.
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This organization will increase its employee donation match to 200% to support the fight for social justice and combat racism. Their social media will highlight Black History and their own Black employees and their stories. They will also hold virtual meetings to discuss takeaways from a series of films from Black creators that employees can watch during the month. Furthermore, company lunches will be covered when sourced from Black-owned restaurants.
Keep reading to learn about the many ways different companies are taking part in Black History Month celebrations.