Since coming onboard with Hood Container in 2020, Director of Compliance Bridget Hawkins has lead the charge on implementing a code of conduct, enforcing anti- discrimination policies, and bringing Diversity and Inclusion to the forefront of discussions. Today, leadership throughout the organization engaged in roundtable discussion highlighting how diversity in leadership has a connection to innovation and profitability in the bottom line.
Our Innovation Core Value states that “We are forward focused on solutions.” One of those solutions is creating a diverse and inclusive experience for our customers and employees. Diversity and Inclusion undeniably drives innovation. Thought provoking, insightful, and open conversations like these pave the way for implementing policy and changing mindsets that shape company culture. This discussion has been just one of many over the last months helping to educate employees and start a dialogue that promoting Diversity and Inclusion.
Interested in learning more? Click here for Rocio Lorenzo’s TED talk: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPtPG2lAmm4
Did you know? Dr. Carter G. Woodson, known as the Father of Black History Month, is a Historian who recognized an absence in the educational system of impacts made by African Americans in the United States and sought to change that fact by creating Black History Week in 1915. Carter kicked it off with the “Journal of Negro History” in 1916. The February week was chosen because it coincided with the birthdays of Frederick Douglas and Abraham Lincoln. The week was celebrated and spread by HBCUs until it grew into a month. Black History Month has been officially celebrated in the US when President Gerald Ford declared it Black History Month in 1976.
Hood Container recognizes Black History month and the many contributions that African Americans have made across the US and at Hood Container.