Since the heartbreaking events of the past several weeks, I have become more self-aware of my role in the lives of Black Americans in this country. Although I will never fully understand the problems of this community due to my privilege as a white man, I must do better to educate myself and act now.
I am sorry I did not previously have the structure in place to promote inclusivity and diversity in my company. Today, I pledge to change that, committing to a plan to actively promote Black men and women in my community and profession. This plan is the beginning of a longer process of words but more importantly, action, to promote equality effective immediately:
- I have begun asking Black business executives to participate in The Moery Company advisory board. We seek their expert knowledge and perspectives to our strategic direction.
- The Moery Company will start a paid internship program for a Black student or recent graduate of West Potomac or Mount Vernon High School.
- The Moery Company will actively recruit Black candidates for the next open position. At least 50% of the candidate pool will be comprised of minorities.
Your comments are welcome to any of the above moving forward.
JP Moery, CEO