The Fifth Girl: A Story of Survival
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The Black Business Network promotes career advancement and professional development by sponsoring career initiatives to develop and sustain the next generation of leaders at AbbVie. In addition, we strive to enhance the cultural competence within AbbVie focusing on cultural education, recruitment and retention of Black employees.
We do that by enabling all employees to reach their potential through:
Cultural Competence Series: Documentary viewing The Fifth Girl: A Story of Survival
“The Fifth Girl: A Story of Survival” portrays the events of September 15, 1963, when the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham was bombed, killing four young girls. More than a trip through history, it’s the tragic story of a moment that changed one young girl’s life forever, her journey of survival, and her determination to share her story with the world at large.
The Black Business Network’s Cultural Competence Series highlights education and cultural awareness for its members. BBN members compiled this video and provided multiple opportunities for all AbbVie colleagues to watch and is delighted to share this compelling story widely.
We help recruit diverse talent and provide employee development. These activities support us and further employees’ sense of belonging and engagement. As engagement increases, employees naturally expand into roles that maximize their potential and encourages them to explore and grow their skill sets.
We are committed to helping employees exceed their potential and support. We partner with community organizations in area such as education, youth empowerment and STEM programs, such as the Fuller Center of Lake County.