Each year, Americans observe National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15th to October 15th. Established in 1968, this celebration seeks to recognize the contributions and achievements of the Hispanic and Latin American communities in the United States of America.
At Bolt, we believe that the strength of an organization is based on the diversity of ideas that its team members contribute. Since day one, we’ve prioritized inclusion, diversity, and transparency in our workplace culture. Despite the challenges and “new normal” brought upon by COVID-19, we’ve continued to be proactive about launching initiatives to help our team feel connected to each other and celebrate the wealth of diversity across our offices.
As Hispanic Heritage Month approached, it was extremely important to us to take this opportunity to not only celebrate the contributions and achievements of the Latinx communities in the U.S. but also recognize our own community here at Bolt.
This year we’ve leveraged the talent and energy of Bolt’s Latinx Affinity Group to host company-wide events in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Here’s a quick summary of some of the events we’ve launched:
- September 15: HHM Happy Hour Kickoff
During our Happy Hour Kickoff, we swapped our favorite traditional cocktails recipes and discussed Latinx history, culture, and what Hispanic Heritage Month means to each of us.
- September 24th: Latin Cuisine Cooking Class
This class was hosted by two of our own Bolters, Chelsea and Victoria. They led a salsa and guacamole class and discussions around Latinx books, movies, and current events in pop culture.
- October 2nd: Latinx History Themed Content Club Discussion
For this content discussion, the Latinx Affinity Group partnered with the Bolt’s Content Club to discuss and dissect Latinx movies and their portrayal of our society.
“I’m extremely excited to be able to partner with my colleagues and create a safe space to celebrate Latinx culture and shared experiences here at Bolt. In addition to fostering inclusion and diversity, Bolt’s Latinx Affinity Group has also empowered me to give back to the local communities in which we work.”
–Victoria Lopez, Board Member, Bolt Latinx Affinity Group
We can’t wait to see what else Bolt’s Latinx Affinity Group has planned for the rest of Hispanic Heritage Month! To learn more about Bolt’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative, check out this post here.