Celebrating Our Women… and All Women

There has been a lot of press recently about companies who are struggling to build a culture of inclusivity and gender equality.

“BlueCat is bold for change because we encourage all of our employees to be courageous, differentiate and ask a lot of questions. We celebrate differences of opinion and believe that is what makes us stronger.”

There has been a lot of press recently about companies who are struggling to build a culture of inclusivity and gender equality. Whether it be on the basis of race, ethnicity, religion, disability, gender identity or sex, no kind of discrimination or harassment belongs in the workplace. And it certainly has no place at BlueCat. We know strength lies in a diverse workforce, and we welcome – and celebrate – our differences.

On that note, March 8th is International Women’s Day. It’s a day that marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. It’s a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. And at BlueCat, we will most definitely be celebrating.

We’re celebrating the amazing women who help make BlueCat the company that it is, every day.

 

We’re celebrating the fact that our senior leadership team is almost 40% women. (In an industry where women typically hold only 5% of leadership positions, this is something we’re proud of. [i])

We’re celebrating the culture that we’ve built at BlueCat that has zero tolerance for any kind of harassment or discrimination, an open-door policy with senior management and HR, and flexible work days to accommodate anyone who has familial obligations, regardless of their gender.

And we’re celebrating being recognized as one of the Best Workplaces for Women by Great Place to Work® Canada.

“BlueCat creates a culture where people have the courage to change, share their passion about creating new ideas and collaborate together.”

“BlueCat empowers me by supporting my growth and development. The culture encourages me to try new things without fear and have the courage to tackle whatever challenge is presented.”

“BlueCat empowers me to take risks without being afraid to fail. It allows me to be confident and standout as an individual while seeing the impact I make every day.”

How are we celebrating?

On Wednesday, March 8th, we’re thrilled to be welcoming guest speakers Andrea Corey and Christine Tovee to our office for a conversation around being bold for change. We’ve invited them to share their experiences and stories with all our employees and share in the International Women’s Day celebration.

We have also invited all the women at BlueCat to the 3rd Annual International Women’s Day Talks in Toronto on March 6th, hosted by #DevTO, to celebrate women in tech.

BlueCat is ready to #BeBoldForChange to help forge a more inclusive, gender equal world.

Be bold with us, and visit https://www.internationalwomensday.com/.

 

[i] https://techcrunch.com/2016/05/10/the-lack-of-women-in-tech-is-more-than-a-pipeline-problem/

 

 

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