Series 2, Episode 2

So you want to be an ally?

The Full Picture | Colt Technology Services

A key theme that emerged from 2020’s BLM protest was the active involvement of non-Black people seeking to be allies. But what does being an ally really mean? And how can you be one to those around you – taking constructive steps instead of being patronising or facetious? Further speaker details below.

About the Full Picture

The Full Picture is a podcast from Colt Technology Services combining individual stories and expert opinions to make sense of the world around us. We’re excited to cover new ground this series, such as the trans experience of the workplace, modern masculinity and coming out at work.

Giving every voice a platform to be heard and building an environment where our people feel comfortable bringing their whole selves to work is a core focus for our business. Producing this podcast is our way of taking one meaningful step towards that, through education, communication and listening.

The Full Picture blends personal stories from our Colties, their own experiences and unique perspectives, along with the views and insights from experts within our industry and beyond. Episodes will focus in on topics that mean something to our people and the workforces of other organisations such as mental health, neurodiversity in tech, changing conversations about race, to name a few.

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Meet our guest speakers


Louisa Gregory

VP Culture, Change and Diversity, Colt Technology Services

Louisa is the Vice President of Culture, Change and Diversity at Colt with over 25 years experience in the telecoms industry. A graduate of Harvard Business School, Louisa also sits on the board of The Avenues Youth Project, which provides a safe, caring, youth-led space for children and young people in West London. In her spare time, her passions are triathlons, cooking, reading and theatre.


Scott Solder

Director, The Active Bystander Training Company

Scott is the Director of The Active Bystander Training Company, which provides training that build skills in challenging unacceptable behaviours, including those which may have become normalised over time. He is also the author of You Need This Book To Get What You Want, a guide to strategic and resourceful thinking, decision making, personal development, influence and persuasion.

Read more about Scott