The summer of 2020 was difficult, for many reasons. But for Americans dealing with racial injustice, it was a season of trauma.
"It was something that affected me deeply," says Faith Humbles, reflecting on George Floyd's murder and the massive demonstrations that followed. "After taking part in protests, I kept reaching out to friends. The whole country was having conversations about race and social inequality."
Some of those conversations happened at Oracle, where Humbles is a corporate marketing specialist and national cochair of Oracle's Alliance of Black Leaders for Excellence (ABLE). She shared ideas with Christina Cavanna, vice president of global marketing operations and chief of staff, and Chip Woerner, vice president of marketing operations. Out of their discussions, Oracle Marketing's Diversity and Inclusion Taskforce was born. It joined similar D&I groups in other parts of the company, including Development and Oracle's global business units.