DriveWealth Honors Black History Month

Diversity and inclusion aren’t just words to us here at DriveWealth. They are words that represent our personal and professional core values. In order to create an environment that is inclusive of all persons, we asked team members to speak up during Black History Month and to recognize the leaders, actors and actresses, books, and Black owned small businesses that have inspired and educated them the most. Among many others, here’s who our community chose to celebrate:

Black leaders who we admire:

  • Maya Angelou, American civil rights activist 
  • Katherine Johnson, former NASA research mathematician 
  • Willie O’Ree, former National Hockey League player 
  • Lt. Colin Powell, former Secretary of State
  • Dr. Jason Wingard, President of Temple University 

Favorite Black actors and actresses:

  • Mahershala Ali
  • Chadwick Boseman
  • Viola Davis
  • Octavia Spencer
  • Kerry Washington

Preferred books by Black authors:

  • Go Tell It On The Mountain by James Baldwin 
  • Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates 
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison 
  • Native Son by Richard Wright 

Go-to Black owned small businesses: 

  • Olives & Grace 
  • Greenlight Bookstore 
  • MacroBites
  • Scotch & Porter 
  • Zuri & Me

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