To provide all employees—specifically those of African ancestry—with support resources, and opportunities for professional growth as well as networking and community engagement in alignment with Cincinnati Bell Inc.’s mission.
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Black History Month is about education and reflection. It’s also another opportunity for our employees to join these conversations that will last well beyond February 28th. We will discuss and reflect on the ways diversity can be a change agent for success and contribute to the betterment of our business and personal lives. Your voice and action matter in building a more inclusive business and more inclusive society.
John Washington, Cincinnati Bell Manager of the Common Language Standards Group, talks about his passion for communications and why he chose a career in technology. He also speaks to his experience with discrimination and states, “Treat people the way you want to be treated and of course you’ll reach that equity mark.”
Cincinnati Bell’s Sr. Director of Planning and Engineering, Tamika Green, describes how her curiosity of technology began and her current involvement with a youth mentor group.
CBTS Sr. Director of Cloud Operations Darrin Manning, whose mother set him on his career path, describes his passion for equal access to opportunities.
Ronnisha Barnes is a CBTS Service Desk Manager. Hear about how the African American culture formed her identity, learn how she was nurtured by her mentor, and her belief in the importance of bring people up with her. Ronnisha also believes in helping grow others while making generational improvements.
Our African American employee resource group, BOLD, interviewed local business and community leaders about the Black experience in corporate America. These conversations revealed important insights and action-driven wisdom. The series includes how allies can promote inclusion, how the Black experience is different, how the Black employees need to overcome stereotypes on a daily basis, and how we as a society should prioritize inclusion in both our community and the corporate environment.
Focuses on the profound need for professional leaders to promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
Minority business and community leaders share how their experiences of advancement in the workplace have differed from that of their White peers.
Overcoming stereotypes and bias in the workplace requires intentional effort. In BOLD’s third video, Implicit Bias, minority leaders discuss how they often have to rise above preconceived expectations and negative narratives toward their race and performance in the corporate environment.