Hi, I’m Quinn and I’m one of the co-chairs of the CIA’s Black Executive Board. The Black Executive Board was established at the CIA in the 1980s, and since that time we’ve been an organization of Black senior intelligence officers dedicated to providing mentoring and leadership to our employees, while promoting diversity and inclusion for all officers at CIA.
This year, the Black Executive Board is really excited to share CIA’s 2021 Black History Month theme of resilience, perseverance, and pride. Like years past, the CIA will celebrate Black excellence throughout the month of February, but this year we are proud and excited to honor Black excellence and service to the nation as embodied by Historically Black Colleges and Universities and the Divine Nine.
As a proud HBCU graduate and an Agency officer for almost thirty years, I’m especially excited to share our resilience, our perseverance, and our pride during Black History Month and every day.
At CIA, we are always striving to build a workforce that reflects the world in which we live—and the citizens we serve–and a workplace where all voices are heard, respected, and valued. Because every officer deserves to feel comfortable being their authentic self at work, we showcase the unique experiences and contributions of our officers throughout the year.
In recognition of Black History Month, we are celebrating the resilience, steadfast perseverance, pride, and commitment African-American officers continue to demonstrate in advancing the Agency’s mission and enriching our community. We are especially proud and excited to recognize Black excellence and service to the nation as embodied by Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and the Divine Nine.
During the month of February, we are honoring CIA trailblazers, past and present, and showcasing African Americans’ contributions to our Agency community and national security. Our workforce will have opportunities to participate in virtual engagements, including panel and book discussions, wellness seminars, and mentoring events. We are also building community and paying homage to HBCUs and Black sororities and fraternities by encouraging officers to wear their college and Greek attire.
At CIA, we don’t just leverage diversity, equity and inclusion; we embrace and celebrate it. Our mission depends on it.
Learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, as well as job opportunities, in our careers section.