Black History Month this year will be an important one for many organisations. During 2020, many of us were struggling with the double impact of pandemic lockdowns and the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder some months before. This year offers the opportunity to not only be physically together to celebrate but the chance to set out solid plans for change.
With so much in the media about racism and inequality, you could also say there’s never been a more important time to celebrate the lives, achievements and heritage of Black and other ethnic minority colleagues. But Black History Month should also be about more than “performance”, according to Ekow Sanni-Thomas, founder of Inside Voices, a platform where employees can share their real experiences of workplace inclusion beyond the claims made by employers and their brands.