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Action Item: How to Show Support and Advocate for your Black Colleagues.

Updated: 2 days ago


At 2.0, we're going to continue to present information and resources in easy-to-digest pieces. This way, it's quick to share, understand and keep things on the fast-track toward progress.


If you're feeling like you can do more, you probably can. Here's an easy email/slack template you can send to your Black colleagues to offer your advocacy/love/support.





SUBJECT: Thank you, and how can I help?


Hi, [Their name],


I wanted to take some time to let you know how much you're valued. I'm really grateful to have you as my work wife/hubby/friend – you [insert positive verb, i.e. ground, help, ignite] me. Seriously. Thank you for helping me with [project, task, conversation] the other day. I couldn't do this job without you. If there's anything I can do to be a better workplace ally for you, please let me know. I want to help you achieve awesome things here, so we get to continue to work together. How can I help advocate for you?


All the best,

[Your name]






SUBJECT: Thank you, and how can I help?


Hello, [Their name],


I wanted to take some time this Juneteenth to let you know how much I value you as my colleague/manager/partner. I've learned a lot from you and have appreciated having your voice/insight/expertise on our team. I would like to become a better workplace ally to help both of us be better professionals for one another. I'd like to start by [insert advocate action item] and having a conversation about your professional advancement goals. How can I support and advocate for you?


If you'd like to set aside some time to discuss, my door is always open.


All the best,

[Your name]



These are obviously all suggestions, and every workplace dynamic is different. If you want more help figuring out what to say, give us a shout at hiya@the20.co 👋🏻 👋🏿 👋🏽 👋🏼 👋🏾

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