Tech Data launches DEI focused business resource group Embrace

Tech Data has launched a business resource group (BRG) focused on diversity, equality and inclusion called Embrace.

David Watts, managing director, UK and Ireland, Tech Data, said: “Tech Data is committed to maintaining a culture that celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion and we are really looking forward to getting Embrace underway and seeing how it can make a positive difference, not only for those employees who belong to racial, cultural, or religious minorities, but also for everyone in the UK and Ireland organisation.”

Jay Panesar, chair of the Embrace BRG and business development manager for IoT at Tech Data, added: “Embrace is about making sure that everyone has the same opportunities, and no-one experiences discrimination due to their background, colour, ethnicity, or beliefs. It is about understanding, respecting and celebrating the differences between people, and educating everyone to be more aware of DEI. We want to open people’s eyes and give them the opportunity and courage to talk openly about inequality and bias and to stand up to and speak out against prejudice.”

Embrace is the third Tech Data BRG to go live in the UK and Ireland. It follows the successful establishment of Elevatewhich is dedicated to the empowerment of women, and SPECTRUM, which was launched in summer 2021 to provide support for LGBTQ+ co-workers. Tech Data’s BRGs provide positive forums for our colleagues to discuss common experiences and goals with individuals of like or similar interests.

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