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March 8, 2018
Inaugural Great Place to Work® For All Leadership Awards Honor Top Women Leaders
March 8, 2018 (San Francisco) – Last night, on the eve of the 107th International Women’s Day, Great Place to Work announced its inaugural Great Place to Work® For AllTM Leadership Awards at a gala dinner at the Four Seasons San Francisco The honorees—women leaders from companies on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For and Best Workplaces for Women--were chosen by senior leadership at their companies for a being the leader who has consistently played a critical role in helping their organization deliver on strategic growth and business goals by creating a high-trust culture that is a great place to work for every employee. The 77 Great Place to Work For All Awards recognize these leaders’ contributions to their businesses and fully live their companies’ values in the service to their customers, employees, and stakeholders.
The awards dinner kicked off the 15th Annual Great Place to Work® For All Summit™, March 7-9 in San Francisco.
In making today’s announcement, Great Place to Work CEO, Michael C. Bush said, “We are excited to celebrate the achievements of some of the top women leaders at America’s greatest companies. The companies on the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For and Best Workplaces for Women are leading the conversation in workplace equality and are demonstrating to corporate America how to become more diverse, more innovative, and great places to work for all.”
“The inaugural awards ceremony is part of Great Place to Work’s challenge to inspire every employer and company to become a great workplace for every one of its employees. This maximizes revenue, profit and growth. We are committed to accelerating the maximization of all human potential that is currently underrepresented and disengaged across workplaces, with our first milestone of closing the work experience gap between women and men by 2020,” Bush said.
In alphabetical order by company name, the honorees are:
Co-Chairs and Executive Title Partners for this year’s Great Place to Work® For All Summit TM are PwC, which lead “Innovations in Partnerships,” Workday, which lead “Innovations in Technology”, and Accenture, which lead “Innovations in Leadership.”
Additional sponsors include Activision Blizzard, Aflac, Alston & Bird, AT&T, Baird, Bombas, Bright Horizons, Cadence, CarMax, Cisco, Comcast NBCUniversal, Custom Ink, Dynamic Signal, EY, Famous4Colors, Four Moon Productions, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, Genentech, Globoforce, Hilton, HR Certification Institute, Lavit, LOMA Agency, Marriott International, Mercedes-Benz Financial Services, Nationwide, O.C. Tanner, Plante Moran, SAP SuccessFactors, Salesforce, SAS and World Wide Technology.
The Summit also unveils A Great Place to Work for All, Bush’s new book that redefines great workplaces in the 21st century. The book features a chapter on Innovation in Leadership introducing a new leadership framework, showing the advantages of what he defines as "For All" leaders. In effect, the times demand executives who not only are business-savvy but also are devoted to fairness, have deep faith in people, and empower all individuals to reach their full human potential.
The Great Place to Work® For All Summit™ is recognized by Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) to offer Professional Development Credits for the SHRM-CP℠ or SHRM-SCP℠. This event has been approved for 13 Recertification Credit Hours: HR (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR™, PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi™, SPHRi™ recertification through HR Certification Institute's® (HRCI®).
About Great Place to Work® For All Summit TM
The Great Place to Work® For All Summit TM assembles executive leaders from Best Workplaces, including the FORTUNE 100 Best Companies to Work For®, Great Place to Work-Certified organizations, and those newly embarking on their workplace journey. Its mission is to share best practices for creating and championing high-trust cultures that are better for business, better for people, and better for the world.
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to Work For®" and a series of Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries. Great Place to Work provides executive advisory and culture consulting services to businesses, non-profits, and government agencies in over 50 countries across six continents. Follow Great Place to Work on Twitter at @GPTW_US.