I love celebrating Black culture. We have fought for so long to contribute to making a difference in this world. Although we should be celebrated every month, it’s nice to have a month dedicated to us. It’s important to me because there are so many successful people that look like me whom we don’t get to learn about in school. It’s nice that we have this dedicated time to collectively appreciate where we come from and learn about what Black people have done to get us where we are today. Although there is still so much more work to be done for equality, we get to celebrate all that we are in the month of February!
It’s been hard to celebrate Black History Month with my colleagues since the pandemic limits our ability to gather. But I do hope we can attend virtual events where possible. However, I will continue to celebrate Black History Month by supporting Black owned businesses and restaurants, and friends, who have started their own businesses, whom I will continue to support year-round.
In my nine years at the Bank, I’ve watched it become more of a diverse and inclusive workplace. Our work family consists of a wide range of characteristics – from genders, race, age, and many other attributes to unite us as one. Around the world, more African Americans are coming out to the voting polls and making a difference, letting their voices be heard. Watching Kamala Harris make history as first woman and woman of colour to take office as the Vice President was monumental for me.