First, COVID19 disproportionately affected members of the Black community. Now as protests grip the nation and world regarding the death of George Floyd, there is a spotlight on the history of long-standing struggles with race, privilege, and prejudice here in the US. Many people responded with feelings of anger, grief, fear, and hopelessness.
As employees and leaders, those emotions are not simply left at the front door come Monday morning. In fact, those feelings accompany those leaders to the workplace. So, what should your company do?
It is never easy to find the right things to say and do; however, through strategic and meaningful action, companies and their Human Resource teams can support and stand in solidarity with their Black leaders and foster an environment that encourages dialogue and reflection.
On June 19th, CoachSource will host a virtual panel that discusses the role that companies and their HR teams can play in showing support to Black leaders as they continue to advance their organizational goals.
CoachSource is honored to begin this conversation on Juneteenth (short for “June Nineteenth”) a holiday commemorating the day in 1865 marking the effective end of slavery in the United States.
The virtual panel will be moderated by CoachSource Account Service Manager Zia Best with Brian Underhill, Founder & CEO, and CoachSource coaches Colleen Bastian, Marsha Hughes-Rease, Sachi Koto, and James Rodgers.