As Black History Month kicks off, we may not be able to hold any in person events, there are numerous ways we can honor and support the significant achievements and contributions of Black leaders today and everyday.
From supporting Black-owned restaurants and small businesses to donating to organizations supporting Black initiatives we're passionate about in tech, healthcare and veteran care. Although it is Black History Month, we should also support black-owned businesses throughout the year.
This month is also an opportunity to continue reading, listening and learning from Black authors and activists that are offering resources in anti-racism, equity and equality.
Advantis loves having team virtual lunches, ordering in from local restaurants and treating our clients to delicious meals. In being more intentional with our spending we are encouraging our teams to support local Black-Owned restaurants throughout our Advantis offices in the Bay Area, Silicon Valley, Los Angeles, San Diego and Austin.
Consider using the EatOkra App to find a Black-Owned restaurant near you.
Apple Maps Customers can enjoy curated Apple Maps Guides created in collaboration with EatOkra, a Black-owned business directory app based in Brooklyn, New York. EatOkra works with local chefs to provide a food-themed directory of Black-owned restaurants in local communities.
We love celebrating team milestones and client partnerships often at Advantis. An awesome opportunity to be more intentional with our gift giving is to shop local and to support Black-Owned business whenever possible. Here are a few gift ideas we love:
Partake is a Black women-owned shop offering super delicious GF, Vegan, Allergen-friendly treats.
McBride Sisters has grown into what is not only the largest Black-owned wine company in the United States, but one of the most inclusive, accessible, socially aware and sustainable.
Previously Starbucks’ youngest VP, Trinidad-born Marc Farrell now helms Ten to One, which includes white and dark rum bottlings, each made with a blend of rums sourced from various Caribbean islands
We are also encouraging our teams to donate to organizations that support anti-racism equity and equality.
Consider donating to the following orgs we are passionate about:
Advantis condemns racism and are committed to doing better everyday. While we continue to build a workforce that is more diverse, equitable, and inclusive we are open to more learning from Black authors, activists and leaders. We are excited for Apple Books highlight this month.
A broad new collection on Apple Books will highlight great books and audiobooks by Black authors across a variety of genres, including literary fiction, history, memoirs, and books for young readers. Apple Books will also put a spotlight on both authors and narrators, with a special feature in which new authors, such as Jordan Ifueko, Robert Jones Jr., and Brandon Taylor, discuss their recent releases, and another feature in which celebrated audiobook narrators, including Adjoa Andoh, Guy Lockard, and Bahni Turpin, dive into some of their favorite narrating experiences.
At our heart we are doers, builders, and entrepreneurs.
Advantis is cultivating a team where we value the differences that make us unique and where we can bring our full selves to work. We are not perfect but are striving for progress. As we continue to grow and expand, Advantis is open and committed to being a more diverse, equitable and inclusive collective all in an effort to exceptionally serve our clients and workforce.
We’re determined to build an exceptional company where the values on our path to purpose are easily seen in our daily actions and efforts. We’re equally determined to foster a culture that attracts the people we need to bring this vision to life.