This year's theme, celebrating our sisters, shines a light on the extraordinary contributions of black women. This theme holds immense significance as it encourages us to reflect upon and honour the exceptional achievements of black women. Through acknowledging these women, we can inspire positive change, promote diversity and inclusion and pay homage to the legacies of those who have paved the way for all of us.
Black women have played pivotal roles in shaping our world, yet their contributions are often overshadowed or overlooked. By dedicating this year's Black History Month to them, we are casting a well-deserved spotlight on their achievements, providing the recognition and appreciation they have long been due.
We’ve spoke to Evyan Davis-George, Director of People Services at Southern Housing to find out what this month means to her.
What does Black History Month mean to you?
"Because of our history, this month provides focus and a great opportunity to share and learn from our past, reflect on the present and celebrate our progress and valuable contribution as we look to a better future."
Who’s your inspiration?
"My mother and grandmother who both instilled values, life lessons and behaviours that made me who I am today."
What does diversity mean to you?
"The sum is greater than its parts. It’s only by coming together, with our different perspectives, backgrounds and experiences that the possibilities are endless!"
What does equality, diversity and inclusion look and feel like at Southern Housing?
"In three words – important, valued and progressive."