Black History Month: Celebrating Our Sisters

What is Black History Month?

Black History Month celebrates the resilience, empowerment, and incredible contributions of black individuals. It's a journey through time, highlighting unsung heroes, trailblazers, and the rich tapestry of black culture.

This month showcases stories of courage, innovation, and social progress, honouring the past while envisioning a more inclusive future. It electrifies our spirit, reminding us that honouring the past paves the way for a progressive future.

This year’s Black History Month theme is Celebrating Our Sisters, which highlights the crucial role that black women have played in shaping history, inspiring change and building communities.

How is Gambit Partners contributing to Black History Month?

This year’s Black History Month theme is Celebrating Our Sisters, which highlights the crucial role that black women have played in shaping history, inspiring change and building communities.

On Thursday 26th October we supported iCAN in London to deliver their incredible Black-Owned Market in insurance, which allowed 15 black-owned businesses the opportunity to set up stalls and showcase their food, drinks and products!

 

What does Black History Month mean to us?

Echaunti Swan, Operations Manager of iCAN shared her thoughts on how important celebrating Black History Month is by saying the below.

 

“Black History Month, to me, is a dedicated time to celebrate the rich history and contributions of Black people throughout the ages. It's an opportunity for everyone to pause and truly comprehend the significance of our history.

This month is a reminder of the struggles and triumphs, and it's a time to engage in activities that inspire and uplift me, fostering a sense of pride and connection.

I grew up in Bermuda and later moved to America, so my list of inspirational figures includes individuals like Michelle Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and my mother. These women have demonstrated incredible strength and resilience, even when faced with adversity – they’ve all become remarkable leaders.

My mother, she's been a personal inspiration. She raised three children, supported my dad, and made the courageous move to America to further her education. Along the way, she became a successful businesswoman – a path I aspire to follow.

These individuals, including my mother, have all shown the power of determination and strength in the face of challenges.

I believe more people should be aware that innovation and invention by black individuals have changed the world in numerous ways, and I think it's important for these achievements to receive greater attention. From life-saving medical inventions to revolutionary technological breakthroughs, the impact of Black inventors and scientists is undeniable.

Overall, the rich cultural heritage and achievements of the Black community span a diverse range of fields, encompassing not only music and literature but also science and technology.

It's essential for everyone to appreciate and celebrate this heritage, as it has significantly enriched our society and played a vital role in shaping the diverse and inclusive world we live in today.”

Join us as we celebrate Black History Month and look back on the fantastic contributions people have made in continuing to champion diversity and inclusion.

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