The month-long celebration in October of Black culture is a response to centuries worth of exclusion and under-representation. While it is important to acknowledge the past, it is also crucial to focus on the present and the future.
Black History Month is a time to analyse the racial environment within your organisation. This coincides with this years theme for Black History Month: Time for Change: Actions Not words. No matter how inclusive and accommodating your organisation might be, there is always room for improvement.
While we should always be conscious of inclusivity and cultural sensitivity, there is also a focus on re-evaluating your company processes and making necessary changes for the better….
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” —Barack Obama
“When we’re talking about diversity, it’s not a box to check. It is a reality that should be deeply felt and held and valued by all of us.” —Ava DuVernay
Our podcast ‘How to be more inclusive with your recruitment’ is found here
Thank you to Tomasz Dyl from Gottabe Marketing and Emilie Gregson from Signature Career Management for the opportunity to keep the conversation going on DEI.
Not to mention the fantastic event organised by EW Group & Challenge Consultancy on encouraging DEI in the workplace…
“Diversity is being invited to the party, inclusion is being asked to dance!” – Verna Myers