We are thrilled to invite you to a special event where we will come together to honor and celebrate the rich history and progress of Juneteenth, Loving Day, and Pride Month. This joyous occasion will be filled with love, unity, and a vibrant tapestry of cultures and experiences.
Juneteenth commemorates the emancipation of enslaved African Americans and serves as a reminder of the resilience and triumph of the human spirit. It is a time to reflect on our shared history and acknowledge the ongoing struggle for freedom, equality, and justice.
Loving Day celebrates the landmark Supreme Court decision that legalized interracial marriage in the United States. This day serves as a powerful testament to the power of love and highlights the importance of embracing diversity and dismantling barriers that prevent people from freely expressing their love.
Pride Month is a time to honor and recognize the LGBTQ+ community’s achievements while acknowledging the work that still lies ahead in the fight for equality and acceptance. It is a celebration of love, self-expression, and the right to live authentically.
We believe in the power of unity, inclusion, and love. This event aims to create a safe and welcoming space for all individuals, irrespective of their race, ethnicity, gender identity, or sexual orientation. It is an opportunity to embrace our differences, foster understanding, and forge lasting connections.
Come and be a part of this event, as we honor the past, embrace the present, and look forward to a future where love, acceptance, and equality are truly universal.
Andrea Forsht, Chief Communications Officer, Hummingbird Humanity
Andrea Forsht is joining Hummingbird Humanity with over 15 years of experience building and scaling social impact and employee experience programs for a variety of organizations and industries. She has built a reputation for forging strong relationships between people and groups and showing them how to relate to and rely on each other for better outcomes. She is energized by creating new initiatives that help propel organizations forward and create more inclusive workplaces. Leaning on her core values of vulnerability, empathy, and authenticity, she leads through connection and influence to bring about meaningful change in the teams and organizations where she has worked.
Andrea has primarily worked within organizations to stand up employee experience programs at companies liked DentaQuest (Delta Dental of Massachusetts), Mimecast, Thomson Reuters, and, most recently, Quickbase, a no-code app development company based in Boston, MA. At Quickbase, Andrea built the DEI, internal communications and employee engagement practices while serving on the HR leadership team as the Senior Director of Employee Engagement and Social Impact.
In addition to her professional roles, Andrea also has served on a number of nonprofit boards including a new, to-be-named organization that is dedicated to supporting advocates, activists, and other change agents to build, lead, and sustain coalitions and networks across sectors and issue areas.
Andrea holds a master’s degree in Education Policy and Management from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota in Strategic Communications.
When not at work, Andrea can be found running, strength training, or cycling on her Peloton, reading her book club’s latest pick, or spending time with her family. Andrea currently resides just outside of Minneapolis, MN with her husband Greg and three young children.
Bobby Wilkinson, Managing Director, Diversity & Inclusion, Charles Schwab & Co., Inc
Bobby is a Marketing and Diversity & Inclusion industry veteran having worked at Fortune 500 Companies State Farm, USAA, TIAA/Nuveen, Ball Corporation and currently Charles Schwab. His background includes stints in insurance claim operations, diversity recruiting, human resources, brand/sports marketing, customer experience strategy, corporate social responsibility and driving inclusion, equity and diversity strategies.
Bobby joined Charles Schwab in January 2022 after serving as the first Head of Diversity and Inclusion for Ball Aerospace in Broomfield CO. He is a certified DEI practitioner through completion of the eCornell D&I leaders program.