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By: Raquel Wilson

Kicking off Black History Month 2022: Knowledge in Action.

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It’s the first day of February which means it’s also the first day of Black History Month. Our BOLD Employee Resource Group, which stands for Black Originators Leaders and Doers Employee Resource Group, has some entertaining and thought-provoking events coming up.

The BOLD community has been growing by leaps and bounds and now with over 8,000 members. Last year, they held over 20 events and members volunteered over 4,000 hours.

Upcoming events

One of the events happening this month will bring together our BOLD and NAV ERGs to highlight Afro Indigenous dishes. We’ll also be highlighting our talented V Teamers — including Black engineers — during Engineers Week which starts February 21.

BOLD will also sponsor a LinkedIn Live discussion between Krista Bourne and Verizon Board Member Shellye Archambeau on Thursday, February 17 at 12 PM ET/ 9 AM PT.

Black History Month is always a special time of year. Host Raquel Wilson shared that she always looks forward to it as a time to honor and celebrate her heritage. What does it mean to you? Let us know by emailing us at

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About the author(s):

Raquel Wilson is a former adfellow and now on her way to becoming a communications pro. You can always rely on her to have a good book recommendation and a latte she probably paid way too much for.

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