A Look at What Black History Means to DOMA Employees
For Black History Month, we would like to share some of DOMA's employees' thoughts
February 24, 2023
In the past, we have written blogs on people who have paved the way in the tech industry, charities, and other exciting facts, but this year we wanted to hear from our DOMA family. So we sent out a survey to our employees to ask questions about who is important to them and who they wanted us to talk about.
The first question we asked everyone was:
What does Black History & Black History Month mean to you?
Here are a few of the people employees asked us to highlight:
“A local man who passed away recently and I knew personally, is an example of someone who worked for the Black community and did it through love, The Rev Joseph N. Green, Jr.”
We had several requests to highlight a tech-related figure of our choice, so we went with Marian Croak
Several of our employees asked us to highlight Malcolm X
We asked a few questions about how we can get involved in the local community in the future:
Is there a local Black-owned business (including your own) that everyone should know about and support all year?
Are there any charities you would like to share with everyone that people can support all year?
Several employees mentioned the “NAACP,” a non-profit that works in classrooms and courtrooms, to city halls and Congress; their network of members across the country work to secure the social and political power that will end race-based discrimination. Learn More.
“Black Girls Code” sponsors programs in computer programming and coding, as well as website, robot, and mobile application-building, that help build marketable skills and prepare young women to be leaders in the workforce. Learn More.
“Blakely Weaver Counseling Center” was founded by Dr. Kawanna Ward to address the mental health and substance abuse needs of uninsured and underinsured individuals in Western Tidewater, VA. Learn More.
“EduStar Performing Arts Society” is the non-profit fundraising wing of Hampton Academy of Music, Dance, and Drama, Inc. Its mission has been to teach the performing arts to the youth in the community and allow them to showcase their skills. Learn More.
For more charities to support, check out our blog “Organizations Helping Black People Get a Better Start in Technology“
Thank you to all our employees who answered our survey and made this blog possible!
In corporate America, we can write a blog about Black History Month, but what really matters is what it means to our company. We want to take the chance to start a dialogue with our employees and listen to what they have to say, connect with one another, and learn from each other. There is an increasing demand to make workplaces more representative of the diverse communities they reside in. Every department has a role to play in ensuring everyone on our team feels celebrated, included, and safe.
For Marketing and Communications, including more of our team in shaping our cultural content and the language we use is a small step in better representing how dynamic our diverse community is. We always say our team is our most important asset. So, moving forward, we want to continue to help you get to know our team through surveys, contributing writers, and employee spotlights. Whether you’re already a DOMA employee, a prospective hire, or a reader passing through, we hope a more intimate look at our culture and the people who drive it will help you see what sets DOMA apart.
About DOMA- Powered by Tech, Driven by People
DOMA Technologies (DOMA) is a software development and digital transformation company whose mission is to change customer lives by lightening their workload through faster and more targeted access to their data. Since 2000, our team of 200+ experts has helped businesses navigate all aspects of the digital world. We are a dedicated strategic partner for the federal government and private sector clients at every stage of their unique digital transformation journey.
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