Allyship the key to diversity

25 September 2020 Diversity and Inclusion in Energy

The death of George Floyd has had a profound impact on us all, the level of support for the Black Lives Matter protests shows this. We feel compelled to do something, we want to help drive change, but we don’t always know how.

This is the pertinent question: how do we in our industry really make this moment count?

Not everyone can be a Champion – we can be passionate about a cause but our depth of feeling only goes so far without personal experience of oppression.

We can however all be Allies – we can all support the cause. An ally stands alongside the under-represented and supports their cause, because of its importance to the one being oppressed.

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