Entara Founder and Chairperson of the Board Recognized by Channel Futures on DE&I 101 List
September 20, 2022
CHICAGO – Entara, a security-focused eXtended Service Provider (XSP), announced that Linda Maclachlan, Founder and Chairperson of Entara, was named to the 2022 Channel Futures DE&I 101 list. The list recognizes individuals from diverse and multicultural backgrounds who are driving diversity, equity, and inclusion in the technology channel through their words, actions, and leadership.
“I am honored to be recognized on the 2022 Channel Futures DE&I list,” said Maclachlan. “This award is a testament to the fact that we always hire the best people we can find who also live by our core values of Empathy, Excellence, Execution, and Evolution. When you hire that way, you end up with a naturally diverse and inclusive workplace. I am so proud of the company culture we have cultivated over the past two decades, which includes a recruiting department that goes above and beyond to find the world’s best people for Entara.”
Entara’s core values drive how the firm does business. They view everything, from hiring and maturing their teams to servicing and elevating their clients, through the lens of those values. The result is a company culture that is respected and protected by all who work with and for Entara.
“Entara strives to create an inclusive work environment where our employees feel valued and welcomed,” said Entara CEO, Pamela Diaz, “Our company is dedicated to creating a company culture that values our employees' individuality and cares about their personal growth and success. During our hiring process, we embrace and seek diversely skilled teammates who are primed for growth, eager for a challenge, and embody our core values.”
The need for a greater emphasis on the value of diversity, equity, and inclusion has been acknowledged in the tech industry for many years. Since founding Entara in 2001, Maclachlan has been committed to not only providing a diverse and inclusive environment at the firm but supporting other organizations in the Chicago community and beyond that are mentoring the next generation of diverse business leaders. This includes the Chicago chapter of i.c.stars, the Center for Success, and several other organizations through our employer matching program, “Donate and Educate."
Click here to view the complete list of honorees on the 2022 DE&I 101 list.
Entara sets the standard as the world’s first eXtended Service Provider (XSP) and delivers exceptional, security-focused IT solutions for their clients, including IT managed services, security integration services, and incident response services. Founded in 2001, the organization has evolved to provide the strategic vision, platforms, processes, and people to travel with their clients on the path to their best IT future.
Entara acts as a true partner to their clients and was also recognized by The Channel Company on the 2022 MES Matters - Key Vendors Serving the Midmarket list. As a core values focused organization, Entara has proudly been recognized as one of Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® each year from 2017-2022. For more information, please visit https://www.entaracorp.com/.
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