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Celebrating Black Heritage Month at Colgate Palmolive

Evolving Our Company’s Values

CP employees share their stories on the importance of elevating diverse voices

February 2024

As we celebrate Black Heritage Month, we are reminded of the importance of representation and the power of diverse perspectives in driving innovation and fostering a purpose-driven workplace. 

This month, we sat down on the 7th floor of our Park Ave HQ and spoke with three remarkable members of Colgate’s Black Leadership Network (BLN) Employee Resource Group – Melissa Covington, Executive Administrative Assistant, Shakira Dubose, a National Retail Category Development Manager, and Pipe Mabayoje, Associate Brand Manager – to discuss their experiences on the BLN and highlight the significance of Black Heritage Month within our organization.

Black History Month vs. Black Heritage Month at Colgate Palmolive

Shakira Dubose, Co-Lead of the Park Ave Chapter, explores the differences between “Black History Month” and “Black Heritage Month”, and how Colgate Palmolive honors and celebrates Black heritage this month and all year long.

What is Colgate's Black Leadership Network

Melissa Covington, BLN Committee Advisor Lead, shares her insights on the mission and impact of the BLN, as well as how the ERG embodies the company's values and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.

Roles within the Black Leadership Netowrk

Pipe Mabayoje, BLN Professional Development Lead, discusses what led her to join the BLN upon joining Colgate, and her role on the professional development team.

By amplifying Colgate voices, we continue to embrace the rich diversity that defines us as an organization. To learn more about our ongoing efforts in diversity, equity, and inclusion, we invite you to read our Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Report.

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