Messages of support from white colleagues“I stand in solidarity. I share your frustrations. I recently asked for [great idea] after losing some top black talent to a Fintech earlier this year but sadly this is proving difficult to obtain. Happy to bounce ideas on how we can further turn the tide."
"By way of introduction I am [a UK D&I leader]. I have been championing the race agenda for years. I’m keen to help and find your report very interesting, with good ideas that could if implemented properly create positive change."
"Incredibly brave and beautifully written. I’m honored you included me so I was able to see all of the work you put into this. If you need anything at all, please let me know. Any support I can give is yours. Thank you for all that you do."
"I saw your recent Bloomberg article. Progress is key and I’m interested in what I can do to help from where I am. Keep up the great work and reach out if you ever need anything."
"I really don’t know what to say except I am so sorry this bigotry still is so prevalent in the world, let alone our place of work. I thought the events of last year might put things on a different course, but your interviews make it clear we still have a long way to go. I hope that you plan to stay here and try to make this a better place, however difficult that may be."
"Incredibly important work you’re doing, full of admiration for you and the responsibility you’ve put on yourself to drive the change we all recognise is needed. Please do let me know if I can be helpful in any way."
"I have so much respect. The way you have put everything together and laid it out is quite incredible. Well done and I really hope you get a positive, progressive reply and then some action and commitment. Always here, and I’m going to reflect on what else I can do to be an ally."