I thought about creating a little video of thanks to everyone who supported Ethnicity Pay Gap day but I felt I needed to say more about all that was happening.
I started engaging with everyone on the 3rd of January, to get people prepared for Ethnicity Pay Gap Day. Each day I released something different and encourage people to make comment and to let me know what they planned for Ethnicity Pay Gap day. I even appeared as a guest columnist for Fair Play Talks.
With all the activity, I must say the engagement was not as much as I hoped, but I was still happy nevertheless. I felt it was important to get the message out there that Ethnicity Pay Gap Day was around the corner.
As I woke up on Sunday 8th January, I was ready to really push the communications out there for maximum engagement. I had created a video that I was going to launch first thing in the morning and took a picture with a view to drawing attention on the day. Imagine my surprise when I went on to LinkedIn I saw 25 messages relating to Ethnicity Pay Gap Day waiting for me to review and respond to. As I went through them more started coming, it took me two hours to go through the first batch.
On Twitter, similar was happening, before I even had a chance to post anything, people engaged with Ethnicity Pay Gap Day. I was happy to see the post by a young journalist from Mancunian Matters a Manchester online publication who interviewed me in the week for a piece she was writing. There were also messages from companies and individual who were posting in solidarity of the #EthnicityPayGap Campaign and Ethnicity Pay Gap Day.
As I write, more messages are coming through that I will review and respond too. Engagement has been happening right through the day with a continuous flow through the night. I truly believe that with all the engagement that has happened, change is inevitable. It may not be tomorrow, next month or next year but it will come.
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