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FM Companies Honour USA’s Black History Month

FM Companies Honour USA’s Black History Month
23 February 2022

February is Black History Month across the USA, an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans. What have FM service providers and commercial property companies been doing to commemorate the month? 


Sodexo – African American Leadership Forum


For 2021’s Black History Month, the African American Leadership Forum (AALF) encouraged staff with the theme “Knowing Your Purpose.” They’re building on that momentum this year with the Black History Month theme “Dig Deeper: Black History and Future.”

Featured events and activities during the month include:


  • A movie club co-sponsored by AALF and the Sodexo Organisation for Latinos (SOL)
  • A book club Fireside Chat
  • A spotlight conversation with the team members who founded the AALF employee business resource group 20 years ago
  • Straight Talk conversations that emphasise real conversations about challenging subjects
  • A focus on community health and wellness
  • Features for Black-owned businesses
  • Keeping the voting rights conversation front of mind through information and resource sharing


Sodexo has also produced an inclusion resource library for tips on developing an inclusive corporate culture and inclusive leadership


CBRE – African American Network Group


CBRE’s African American Network Group (AANG) started as a group of four sales professionals and has grown to include more than 900 employees in all business segments at CBRE throughout their US locations.

For Black History Month 2022, CBRE has been sharing inspiring stories from several BAME employees on social media, including Senior Vice President Jamie Brooks who shared his perspective on creating community impact through inclusive economic development.


Celebrating Black History Month 2022 Virtually


Seramount recommends several virtual offerings this year to celebrate Black History Month:


Picture: a photograph of four people working at a table with a laptop. Image Credit: Nappy

Article written by Ella Tansley | Published 23 February 2022


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