During Black History Month, Inspire celebrates the stories of our corporate and franchise team members, as well as franchisees as we reflect on the significant roles that African-Americans have played in shaping U.S. history. Today, we spoke with Marlin McClure, who has been a team member of Buffalo Wild Wings for the last 16 years and currently serves as a District Manager for the brand. He is also a member of our Black Voices @ Inspire Business Resource Group, which is dedicated to advocating for diversity at all levels of our organization and cultivating an inclusive culture.
What drew you to joining the Black Voices @ Inspire BRG?
I thought this would be great way to network with other leaders at Inspire as well as being able to help provide insight from a field perspective to important issues within the company.
Why is being a member of this BRG important to you?
This has been a great way to meet other leaders across our different brands and shared services, some of which we may never have met or networked with without a BRG.
What excites you about the future of the Black Voices @ Inspire BRG?
I look forward to seeing the impact on the careers of leaders at Inspire, as well as the potential networking and mentoring opportunities the BRG provides. This BRG offers the ability to motivate young leaders to follow their dreams and also help provide them with a roadmap to success in their career and life.
What does Black History Month mean to you?
This is a time to reflect on the accomplishments of our ancestors and look at what we can do in this generation to continue the path forward, as well as making sure the next generation does not forget the history of our ancestors and how their sacrifices shaped our future.
How are you celebrating Black History Month?
I am celebrating Black History by remembering the accomplishments of those who helped pave the way for me. That starts with my parents, who instilled in me the importance of faith, family and hard work. Black History month is a time to reflect on how far we have come, but yet a reminder of how far we still have to go.
To learn more about the Black Voices @ Inspire BRG or to join the group, contact Daija Griffin.
This story is part of an ongoing series that celebrates the stories of our corporate and franchise team members, as well as franchisees as we reflect on the significant roles that African-Americans have played in shaping U.S. history. Click here to read other stories like this.