At Nutrabolt, building a culture for all is built right into our core values. We believe in the power of inclusivity, and giving individuals from all backgrounds and identities the opportunity to reach their full potential.
For that reason, our teammates have been excited for an opportunity to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month: an annual, month-long celebration of the history, culture, and contributions of more than 60 million Hispanic and Latinx individuals in the U.S. This year, Trade Marketing Coordinator and Hispanic Heritage Chairman of Nutrabolt’s DEI Council Brian Munoz leads the company’s efforts to honor and appreciate Latin and Hispanic communities and their traditions. And true to his roots, he’s bringing Nutrabolt together as one team to enjoy a festive, virtual game of loteria with a social hour to connect on culture and more.
To understand his passion, let’s get to know Brian. More than 30 years ago, Brian’s parents immigrated to the U.S. from Guadalajara, Mexico. While he was born in the U.S., he acknowledges the significance of his heritage, and recently earned Mexican citizenship. Brian said it’s important to remember that people from Hispanic and Latinx communities can be diverse in their appearance, style, and personalities.
“Spanish is my first language. I know a lot about my culture and history, and only when people talk to me do they find that out,” he said. “I wish people were more open to asking about each other and truly getting to know them and their culture.”
For Brian and his family, spending quality time together and sharing food, drinks, and music, is a simple, but important tradition. These celebrations are reminiscent of what his parents experienced in their childhood, and he enjoys carrying the torch for his family.
Outside of the DEI Council, and our internal programs to celebrate the uniqueness of our team, Nutrabolt is intentional about creating inclusive marketing and accessible products to give every individual the ability to maximize their human potential.
“Nutrabolt has helped me celebrate my heritage by intentionally celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, and trying to be creative with our marketing and products to speak to Hispanic and Latin consumers,” Brian said.
What does Brian enjoy most about serving on Nutrabolt’s DEI Council? It serves his intellectual curiosity, and allows him to be open and honest about important issues.
“It can be a bit scary, but it is important to push people to step out of their comfort zone, and really try to be open to learning about something they may not think about in their day-to-day lives,” he said. “This group does well in welcoming ideas and talking openly together. It’s great to be part of!”
This Hispanic Heritage Month, Brian encourages people to take the time to learn about a person’s history and culture, to gain perspective into a person’s true and whole self outside of what they do for a living.
“Hispanic and Latin people love to share their culture, traditions, and lives with others,” Brian said. “Trying to understand the history and culture of people can only help us get to know one another better and make each other feel truly valued for who they are, and not only what they can provide.”
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