The FCBA Celebrates Black History Month
February is Black History Month and is a time to commemorate and honor the contributions of Black leaders throughout US history and the world. As we take this month to reflect upon the accomplishments and achievements of our Black leaders and colleagues, we also recognize that there is more work to be done. Our bar, in particular, still has a long way to go.
As members and participants in the technology, media, and telecommunications (TMT) industry, we must be intentional in amplifying the cause for diversity and equity and inclusion– recognizing that these principles are siloed and not synonymous. It was this line of thinking that culminated in the FCBA launching the Diversity Pipeline Program in the fall of 2020. What started off as just an idea (by our very own Celia Lewis and Rudy Brioché), grew into a successful program with goals to attract, develop and support diverse law students interested in pursuing legal careers in TMT law and policy.
As we continue efforts to develop the next generation of high caliber diverse attorneys and future members of the FCBA, we would like to take a moment to recognize and celebrate Black leaders and trailblazers in the TMT space who have paved the way for our current rising cohort of emerging diverse leaders.