In honor of Black History Month, CMBG3 commemorated and honored the achievements of African Americans and their central roles in U.S. history by featuring a historical African American every day in a firm-wide email. The emails were intended to honor well-known African Americans, as well as lesser known historical figures, that impacted the course of African American history, the history of the United States or the world, or the civil rights movement.
We also kicked off our DEI employee training and resource groups with a series of table talk sessions, informal conversations and trainings to foster a more inclusive organizational culture. This program is focused on individual self-reflection, opportunities to discuss relevant issues, and to bring our team members a better understanding of DEI fundamentals to inspire them about our efforts, and be trained as an ally and advocate of our initiatives.
Our first session was on “Unconscious Bias” presented by Jermaine Moore from the Mars Hill Group. Jermaine has spent the last twenty years building and developing highly engaged and high-performing teams and is a well sought speaker, currently serving as the Diversity Director for the Human Resources State Council of New Hampshire and on the board of the Diversity Workforce Coalition. His areas of expertise include diversity, culture and inclusion training, and we have retained his services for our training sessions and table talks for this year. During this session, our speaker defined Unconscious Bias, identified for us types of biases common in the workplace, and we took home strategies to mitigate these biases.