Cicely Belle Blain took to Twitter to spread the message
In the wake of the murder of George Floyd in Minnesota and the worldwide protests that have followed, a Vancouver entrepreneur is reminding their fellow black business owners that it's OK to not get back to everyone.
Cicely Belle Blain of Cicely Blain Consulting, a Vancouver-based diversity and inclusion consulting business, posted an out-of-office reply on Twitter this week. Blain also encouraged those with black employees to “cut them some slack” this week.
Fellow Black entrepreneurs, I'm sharing my out-of-office responder in case you need a reminder that it's ok to not get back to everyone!— Cicely Belle (@cicelybelle) June 1, 2020
* I recognize it's a huge privilege to have this kind of flexibility: if you employ Black folks, cut them some slack this week! pic.twitter.com/fQyR0DvclA
In 2019, Blain was recognized in our 30 Under 30 competition.