How was the programme created?

10,000 Black Interns was co-founded by Dawid Konotey-Ahulu (a co-founder of Redington Limited and Mallowstreet), Jonathan Sorrell (President of Capstone Investment Advisors), Michael Barrington-Hibbert (founder of Barrington Hibbert Associates) and Wol Kolade (Managing Partner of Livingbridge), the group which founded #100blackinterns in August 2020. 


Through the #100blackinterns initiative, leading players in the investment management industry have come together to address the chronic underrepresentation of Black talent in that sector.  Since its launch, the programme has garnered extraordinary support with 200 investment management companies offering internships in the Summer of 2021 to Black students in the United Kingdom as a way of attracting a more diverse range of talent to their industry.  


Following the launch of #100blackinterns, the 10,000 Black Interns initiative has been designed to help transform the horizons and prospects of young Black people in the United Kingdom across a wide range of sectors.