Black History Month: Reflecting on the Past & Celebrating The Leaders of Today

In this solo episode, Donald reflects on what Black History Month means to him, what CEOs should share during this month regardless of their political beliefs, and why he’s investing in a new company that’s focused on amplifying the true superheroes of our communities.

The Donald Thompson Podcast is hosted by The Diversity Movement CEO, mentor, investor, and Diversity and Inclusion Consultant Donald Thompson, who was recently named to the Forbes Next 1000 List.

Donald Thompson on Black History Month


Jason Gillikin:

Hey everyone, you’re listening to the Donald Thompson Podcast. This is Jason Gillikin, CEO of Earfluence which produces this show, and I wanted to come on to share something newsworthy and awesome before we get to a DT solo episode on Black History Month.

Earlier this month, Donald Thompson was honored to be on the inaugural Forbes Next 1000 list!

This first-of-its-kind initiative celebrates bold and inspiring entrepreneurs who are redefining what it means to run a business today. Congrats to DT and everyone who made that inaguaral Forbes list.

Now, let’s get to the episode, where DT talks about what Black History Month means to him, what CEOs should be doing about this month, and why he’s investing in a company that’s amplifying the real superheroes of today.

With that, let’s get right to the show.

Donald Thompson: So, one of the things I think about when, you know,  I think about what Black History Month means to me is, you know, first, it starts a little skeptical and then it’ll get to the positive. So, it’s the shortest month of the year. So, that seems like, thanks for the month, but it only has 28 days, sometimes 29. But, then when I flipped to the positive, celebration of accomplishment, celebration of progress is important. It is, without question, that we have a long way to go. And it’s very easy to focus on the negative narrative of how far we have to go.

Full Episode Transcript

Music for this episode provided by Jensen Reed from his song, “You Can’t Stop Me”.

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