A recap of our Black History Month celebrations
Here at Commvault, we celebrated Black History Month with a variety of experiences, virtual events, and conversations hosted by our DE&I team and Multi-Culture Employee Resource Group (ERG).
This year, the theme of Black History Month 2023 was Resistance, in recognition of those who have fought against oppression, and is a time when we remember the global heroes of Black history, honor their fight by condemning racism, and champion change not only during Black History Month but every day of the year. As a global community, our goal was to explore these concepts through our programming this month under the theme “equity in action.”
As a Commvault community, we started our celebrations by supporting and joining a virtual cultural celebration with BLK House Virtual to experience joy through Black music as a reminder that we continue connections and community-building.
Later in the month, we hosted our Black History keynote event with special guest Arika Pierce, JD. With over 15 years of experience in corporate leadership, Arika is the CEO and founder of Piercing Strategies and works with organizations to develop their professionals by ensuring they have the right tools and resources to excel in their organizations and grow and thrive as inclusive leaders. Throughout the interactive session, Arika shared challenges and strategies for motivating leaders to engage in DE&I work, actionable ways leaders can prioritize diversity, equity, and inclusion, and evidence-based DE&I practices to improve workplace culture.
To close out the month, we hosted a Courageous Conversation with our newest Board Member, Shane Sanders, and our Chief People Officer, Martha Delehanty, where they discussed his career journey and perspectives on how the theme of “equity in action” has impacted him as a Black man. Shane also shared career advice, highlights, and challenges he has experienced throughout his personal and professional life. He also shared more on the social cost of not embracing diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Although Black History Month concludes today, we are committed to continuing these conversations about diversity, equity, and inclusion here at Commvault and are excited about the celebrations we have planned throughout the year to further our efforts.
To learn more about our DE&I efforts at Commvault, click here.