Technology Community for Racial Equality (TC4RE) aims to rebalance representation in the UK technology industry for the benefit of individuals and organisations.
London, UK, July 15, 2021 — Nine of the UK’s leading technology companies today announced the launch of a multi-year collaboration dedicated to building a more diverse and inclusive workforce.
Committing to combine knowledge and best practice with insight from those working in the sector, the Technology Community for Racial Equality (TC4RE) aims to rebalance representation for the benefit of individuals and the organisations they work for.
The nine founding TC4RE organisations – Microsoft, ResourceiT, Softcat, SoftwareONE, Protiviti, Computacenter, Insight, Claranet and Arrow – have aligned with a goal to become a trusted advisor on racial awareness, education and unconscious bias. Using best-in-class tools, resources and support, TC4RE intends to create an inclusive community in which employees of all ethnicities feel supported and truly belong.
“Microsoft has decided to join TC4RE because right from the very top, our leadership is committed to increasing our race diversity and strengthening the culture of inclusion within our company,” said Orla McGrath, Global Partner Solutions Lead, Microsoft. “Joining TC4RE gives Microsoft a fantastic opportunity to work with our Partner ecosystem on something that is of strategic importance to us and the ecosystem as a whole.”
Darren Hedley, Managing Director, Insight UK & Ireland, said: “At Insight, we pride ourselves on our culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging, underpinned by our core values of hunger, heart and harmony. We are committed to doing all we can to ensure opportunity is available to all; background and identity should never be a barrier to success. Joining TC4RE helps us to showcase the tech industry as a vibrant place to work, with endless opportunities for all”
“TC4RE is here to support every person in every technology business to advance racial equality. At ResourceiT we are committed to doing all we can to learn, share and grow. We want to work in an industry that welcomes people from all cultures and backgrounds to achieve great things. TC4RE is the right vehicle to make that happen” Julie Simpson, CEO ResourceiT Consulting.
Across a multi-stage, multi-year programme of activities, events and initiatives, TC4RE will engage with all parties to define an optimal approach. It will increase and continually measure representation in addition to welcoming new members on its journey to achieving a level playing field that changes lives and livelihoods.
With helping employees to reach new heights at its core, TC4RE is dedicated to building a better technology industry that enables organisations to broaden their propositions and extend to new markets while attracting and retaining exceptional talent.
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