The Black Employee Network
The Black Employee Network (BEN) is a Cox Automotive Canada employee resource group for any team member interested in better understanding and combatting anti-black and systemic racism. Through its three pillars of Education, Celebration and Inspiration, BEN provides a safe and positive environment to discuss ideas and thoughts around inclusion and equality and plays an active role in creating a better and more inclusive workplace and society for future generations.
BEN’s goal is to continue supporting inclusivity within our organization and communities and to contribute to the success of the organization through the benefits that diversity provides.
Real About Race Video Series
The “Real About Race” video series provides an opportunity for BEN team members to sit down with the organization’s senior leaders to have honest and difficult, but professional and meaningful conversations about racism.
BEN was formed by passionate team members raising their hands to take on anti-black and systemic racism in a professional setting. Today, BEN consists of team members from all races working together to drive positive change. BEN, along with Cox Automotive Canada’s other employee resource group, Women With Drive, are both part of a broader inclusivity effort and it is the organization’s hope that they can further encourage other team members to do the same for causes that are important to them.
“As part of our learning, we are engaging our team members and are proud to support the Black Employee Network in their efforts to combat systemic racism through education, celebration and inspiration. I am confident that BEN will generate intuitive ideas and initiatives that will continue to have a real and lasting positive impact on the opportunities for Black people within Cox Automotive Canada, the industry and our community.” – Maria Soklis, President, Cox Automotive Canada & Brazil
For more information about the Cox Automotive Canada Black Employee Network, please contact BENCanada@coxautoinc.com