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Welcome to SOLV Energy's Cultural Corner! As a way to illuminate our DEI path, we have introduced a new series highlighting diverse perspectives on career and life featuring members of our SOLV Energy team. Cultural Corner will build awareness and encourage appreciation for our variant cultural backgrounds!

Tell me about yourself. Who are you? Where did you grow up? How do you identify? I am Anika Ture, a Black woman from Taft, Oklahoma. A small, Black town in Muskogee County. There is a little history on it, check it out.

What do you value most? I value family the most. Family to me represents unity. Unity means strength. Strength needs endurance, which cannot survive without love.

What were you told as a child that you still believe today? Be still, pay attention and listen. Do onto others as you wish done onto you.

How does your cultural heritage influence who you are? It encourages me everyday to keep surviving. I am not here by mistake.

What family traditions or superstitions do you have? Lighting of the candles for Kwanza. My sister and I watching 'Friday after Next' every Christmas.

Please share something that you’d like everyone at SOLV to know about your cultural heritage. I am proud to be a Black woman whose descendants have allowed me to be here and continue our legacy.

February is Black History Month! Do you have a specific black leader or role model that has influenced your life? Who are they and how have they influenced you? My parents. They come from two different geological areas yet met while learning knowledge of self. They have gifted me with black consciousness, that has allowed me to navigate with awareness and intellect.

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