At HARMAN, we’re committed to cultivating an inclusive workplace culture where employees feel empowered to bring their true selves to work by embracing their diverse backgrounds and experiences. Each year during Black History Month, our team members around the world reflect on ways we can help champion a more diverse and equitable future.

As a global audio leader with a rich legacy in the music industry, HARMAN has a unique appreciation for the impact of Black culture throughout music history. In honor of Black History Month, the leaders of our HARMAN Black Professionals Network (HBPN) planned informative and inspiring virtual events and local activations related to this year’s theme: “The Influence of Black Culture in the Arts & Sciences.” Explore some of the highlights from Black History Month at HARMAN:

Amplifying Black Voices

To start off our month-long Black History Month celebration, Tamika Frimpong, Chief Legal and Compliance Officer and Executive Sponsor of the HBPN, led a discussion about the influence of black culture on the arts and sciences and celebrated the achievements of trailblazers who have paved the way for a more inclusive future. She was joined by Lorena Loya, VP Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, and Corporate Functions, who also reflected on efforts to drive a culture of inclusivity and create a safe space for members of the community and allies.

Exploring the Impact of Black Culture

To honor and celebrate the influence of black culture on music and the arts, we hosted a discussion and live performance with blues singer Lady Champagne in our Novi, MI office, which was livestreamed to HARMAN’s global offices. In Northridge, CA, our employees enjoyed performances of African dance, tap, and spoken word, which were also livestreamed to our global audiences to demonstrate how Black culture has impacted other art forms. Throughout the month, we also fostered discussions about career advancement and shared experiences within the Black community with educational webinars on shifting your money mindset and Black wealth, and a Black engineers panel discussion during National Engineers Week.