Ceridian Awarded Global EDGE Certification for Gender Equality in the Workplace
Ceridian, a leading human capital management technology company, today announced its status as a global EDGE certified company. Economic Dividends for Gender Equality (EDGE) is the leading global and business certification standard for evaluating corporate commitment to gender equality.
At the global level, Ceridian earned the EDGE ASSESS level of certification after a rigorous third-party evaluation by measuring the gender balance, equal pay for equivalent work, effectiveness of policies and practices and the inclusiveness of the culture. Ceridian is also the first publicly traded company to receive the second level of EDGE Certification, EDGE MOVE, for its U.S. operations.
“Our EDGE certification reflects our commitment to gender equality and inclusion within the tech industry at a global level,” said David Ossip, Chairman and CEO, Ceridian. “We’re committed to working with EDGE to support a culture of equality at Ceridian, and encourage leadership opportunities for women in the tech sector, while providing our customers with smart solutions that enable them to do the same.”
“Ceridian scored exceptionally well in the areas of inclusiveness of the culture and career advancement as it related to gender. Particularly notable was the high number of women in the workforce and in management positions, as compared to their peers in the software and services industries,” said Aniela Unguresan, Co-Founder, EDGE Certified Foundation. “By becoming EDGE Certified, their commitment serves as an industry standard to aspire to, especially considering that technology has traditionally been a male dominated field.”
“While we’ve made tremendous inroads addressing gender balance, enhancing diversity and inclusion programs, and addressing unconscious bias, our work isn’t done,” said Lisa Sterling, Chief People and Culture Officer, Ceridian. “This recognition by EDGE reflects our ongoing mission to find new ways to achieve greater inclusivity at Ceridian. We’re continuously seeking ways to provide our employees with equal opportunity and access to leadership roles through a flexible and supportive culture.”
Ceridian champions diversity and inclusion initiatives including the Ceridian Women’s Network, a forum that focuses on the professional improvement and personal development of women. Ceridian is also a founding partner of #MoveTheDial, an initiative dedicated to increasing the participation and advancement of women in technology, and participates in the #GoSponsorHer program, a grassroots movement to promote supporting the growth and success of women at work.
In addition to its EDGE certification, Ceridian was recently recognized by independent analysts as a Best Workplacetm for Women by Great Place to Work® in Canada.
To read more from Lisa Sterling about how to establish and promote a culture of equality and inclusion, please visit the Ceridian blog.
About EDGE Certification
EDGE is the leading global assessment methodology and business certification standard for gender equality. It measures where organizations stand in terms of gender balance across their pipeline, pay equity, effectiveness of policies and practices to ensure equitable career flows as well as inclusiveness of their culture. Launched at the World Economic Forum in 2011, EDGE Certification has been designed to help companies not only create an optimal workplace for women and men, but also benefit from it. EDGE stands for Economic Dividends for Gender Equality and is distinguished by its rigor and focus on business impact.
EDGE assessment methodology was developed by the EDGE Certified Foundation, which continues to act as the guardian of the EDGE methodology and certification standards. Its commercial arm, EDGE Strategy, works with companies to prepare them for the EDGE Certification. EDGE Certification is currently working with nearly 200 organizations, in 50 countries and 23 industries.
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