Diversity and Equality

Black Lives Matter - Tectre and the team are fully in support of the movement. 

We have been deeply involved with the diversity and equality initiative for over 20 years. It is a real passion for us.  We were part of the start up of some of the key ED&I programmes for women in IT and for Ethnicity at IBM in the UK, and so, we believe we understand what it takes to run these programmes.  We have helped our clients both on a voluntary and chargeable basis to create programmes for Women in Computing and Technical roles.   This includes assessing the current situation and advising on establishing strategies, processes and procedures to make change happen.   Our skill sets, along with diversity include training, operational change and consultancy - we know we can help.  We are pretty sure of this because we have gained a great reputation and have won prizes for our work.  We love to work with likeminded companies and we like to help them fill their offices with those who really 'GET IT'.


Of course, our clients understand that they can benefit from the additional profitability, Return on Equity (ROE) and innovation which comes from having diverse boards and diverse workforces. We can guide your initiatives to add diversity at all levels of the organisation and we can support your positive action campaigns for recruiting diversity at entry level, professional level and at senior levels.

Gillian and Christine have significant hands on expertise in training design, courseware development and delivery. Together they have successfully produced materials for major IT companies, energy companies, and large Not-for-profit organisations and SME's in the STEM arena.

Tectre can offer consultancy on your building and implementing your diversity policies and can offer support and guidance to ensure that you attract and retain the protected groups that you are working with.

Gillian Arnold, Director

Voted into the top ten of the 2015 Computer Weekly 'Most Influential Women in IT', won the 2012 CISCO/ Everywoman award for her inspirational work with women in STEM sectors and completed five years as the Chair of the British Computer Society's BCSWomen Specialist Group.  BCSWomen  She currently chairs the EU Women in IT Taskforce for CEPIS.    

She also sits on the board of governors for WISE supporting women in STEM.  Wise Campaign

During her time in IBM Gillian established several of the Women in Blue networking groups and was key to building gender diversity strategy on the UK Women's Leadership Team. 

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Christine Alexander-Smith 

Christine is an experienced Learning & Development Consultant and a Professional Certified Coach with the ICF, specialising in Diversity & Inclusion.

Christine designs and delivers Diversity initiatives including coaching programmes which taught senior women how to run successful mentoring groups on behalf of organisations such The Race for Opportunity, she designs and delivers Unconscious Bias programmes and Leadership programmes designed especially for women on behalf of organisations such as WISE. 

Christine established the first Ethnic Diversity forum for IBM UK, sitting on their Diversity board in the UK for over four years. She also contributed to IBM EMEA's cultural diversity and gender initiative during her 12 years at IBM.

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