TORONTO, March 27, 2019 /CNW/ - SAS Institute Canada Inc. is proud to announce that our organization has been named on the 2019 list of Best Workplaces™ for Women. SAS Institute Canada Inc. received this honour after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work®.
"At SAS we believe a diverse and inclusive workforce fosters a creative and innovative workplace, said Cameron Dow, President, SAS Canada. Empowering women for innovation and business success is critical to our success and theirs."
In 2018 SAS Canada launched the Women in Analytics Network to strengthen diversity in the analytics field. This program leverages the SAS values of authenticity, value for work/life balance and passion to build a community of women, inside and outside of SAS, who work to advocate for women in the field of analytics. The SAS Women in Analytics Network was also showcased as a best practice in joint research released today by Great Place to Work® and the WE EMPOWER programme of the UN Women, European Union and the International Labour Organization, read the report here: Empowering Women for Innovation and Business Success.
The list of Best Workplaces™ for Women is based on direct feedback from employees of the hundreds of organizations that were surveyed by Great Place to Work®. The data has a 90% confidence and a plus or minus 5% margin of error.
To be eligible for this list, organizations must be Great Place to Work Certified™ in the past year, have a minimum of 15 female employees, and at least 90% of employees agree that their workplace is safe and people are treated fairly regardless of their gender. We determined the best based on the overall Trust Index score from female respondents, as well as their programs and practices that promote the fair treatment and advancement of women.
Great Place to Work® will also release a joint publication with WE EMPOWER programme of the UN Women, European Union and the International Labour Organization, on March 27, 2019 in Toronto.
In line with UN Women's theme for the recent International Women's Day 'Think equal, build smart, innovate for change', this publication considers ways in which the private sector can advance gender equality and women's empowerment, while providing tangible examples of empowerment in the workplace that support and foster innovation by all. This publication, Empowering Women for Innovation and Business Success, makes a Canadian benchmarked highly compelling, data driven case that organizations with high trust & inclusive workplace cultures are achieving greater and faster rates of success by engaging all of their employees in the innovation process.
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The Canadian subsidiary of SAS has been in operation since 1988. Headquartered in Toronto, SAS employs more than 300 people across the country at its Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Quebec City and Montréal offices. For more information, please visit www.sas.com/canada
About Great Place to Work®:
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Conducting the world's largest workplace study, surveying over 8,000 organizations representing more than 10 million employees in more than 50 countries, GPTW provides tremendous understanding of effective business cultures and the increasingly complex marketplace. Through proprietary assessment tools and services, GPTW recognizes the world's Best Workplaces™ in a series of national lists including those published by The Globe & Mail (Canada) and Fortune magazine (USA). GPTW provides the benchmarks and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplaces, and it supports clients as this accelerating pace of change compels organizations to continuously adapt, innovate and thrive.
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For further information: Media contacts: Suzanne Sprajcar, SAS Institute Canada Inc., 416-307-4634, [email protected]