Allyship Hub

Welcome to our hub of exclusive resources and inspiration to help our member organisations promote allyship in the workplace.

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Welcome to enei’s Allyship Hub.

Allyship is a critical concept that goes beyond mere passive support of marginalised groups. It involves actively working alongside these groups, standing in solidarity with their struggles, and advocating for their inclusion and equal treatment. An ally is someone who recognises the systemic barriers faced by marginalised communities and commits to dismantling those barriers, even if they do not directly experience them.

Allyship in the workplace can manifest in various ways, such as amplifying the voices of marginalised colleagues, advocating for inclusive policies and practices, and confronting biases and discriminatory behaviour. True allyship requires ongoing education, self-reflection, and a willingness to challenge the status quo even when it is uncomfortable or inconvenient.

Most importantly, genuine allyship is not about seeking recognition or rewards.

By promoting a culture of allyship in the workplace, organisations can create a more diverse, equitable, and productive environment where all employees feel valued and supported. Ultimately, allyship is not just a moral imperative—it is essential for driving meaningful change and building a better future for all.

What is International Allyship Day?

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International Allyship Day, held annually on 8 August (08/08), was established in 2023 to honour the values of unity, harmony, and connectedness symbolised by the number eight. This global commemoration celebrates the strength derived from collective action and promotes the importance of allyship. It serves as a reminder of the significance of standing up for one another, fostering inclusivity, and building bridges of support and understanding.

Getting everyone involved

Consulting with staff or network groups on what your organisation does around International Allyship Day (and other significant diversity and inclusion events throughout the year) is key.

A diverse group of people will generate more creative solutions; therefore, senior leadership should aim to consult with all staff members and communicate authentically in a way that inspires trust, loyalty, and wellbeing.

What can you do?

To celebrate International Allyship Day and beyond, enei offers a range of resources suitable for businesses, services, and other organisations that wish to participate. Our hub of exclusive resources and inspiration has been designed to help our member organisations find the materials they require, easily and efficiently. Our resources relating to subjects around allyship have been linked below according to type, helping you to access relevant information for International Allyship Day as well as the rest of the year.

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