Great Place to Work® and Fortune Name WWT as One of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women
Vibrant culture, workplace flexibility and commitment to gender equity are top factors in WWT’s #53 ranking.
ST. LOUIS – September 30, 2015 – World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT), an award-winning systems integrator and supply chain solutions provider that brings an innovative and proven approach to how organizations discover, evaluate, architect and implement technology, is honored to announce that after surveying more than 135,600 female employees, Great Place to Work® and Fortune have recognized WWT as one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women.
“WWT recognizes the incredible value and strategic importance women hold in enabling our corporate vision of providing revolutionary technology products, services and solutions for our customers around the globe,” said WWT’s chief executive officer and co-founder Jim Kavanaugh. “As this recognition is based on women’s own assessments of the quality and fairness of our workplace, we consider this honor exceptionally notable and are pleased that our vibrant culture, workplace flexibility and long term commitment to gender equity have once again set WWT apart as a Great Place to Work.”
WWT and the 99 other winning companies were selected based on evaluations by over 135,600 female employees on Great Place to Work’s Trust Index© employee survey. Women considered everything from the fairness of their company’s promotions, to who has access to information and leadership, the level of support for employees’ personal lives, and the degree of inclusiveness and connection they feel with colleagues Scores also take into account how well-represented women are within the workforce, management and executive positions; how positively women experience their workplace’s fairness; and how favorable women’s experiences are compared to the 138,000 men also surveyed.
Across the 637 companies studied, Great Place to Work found that men’s and women’s experiences were most likely to differ on measures assessing the fairness of their workplaces – as well as several measures rating their access to communication and involvement in workplace decision-making. By contrast, researchers’ analysis of women and men’s results show that the 100 winning workplaces create a more consistent and inclusive environment for both genders across a range of day-to-day trust-building behaviors, including employees’ access to special recognition, fair treatment regardless of role, and management’s approachability.
“The companies on this list are leaders who recognize the strategic importance of creating workplaces that attract and support the best talent in their industries,” says Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work® United States. “While specialized programs to support women’s equal access to opportunity are often strategic, in many ways it is just as important – and challenging for leaders – to establish a pattern of inclusiveness throughout everyday workplace interactions since these rely on everyone to overcome their blind spots. Ranking on this list a great indicator that these companies’ efforts to create great workplaces are resonating throughout their teams.”
The 100 Best Workplaces for Women ranking is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work® and Fortunebased upon employee survey feedback from published Great Place to Work® Reviews.
About World Wide Technology
World Wide Technology, Inc. (WWT) is a systems integrator with nearly $7 billion in annual revenue that provides innovative technology and supply chain solutions to large public and private organizations. The company brings to market a powerful blend of knowledge, infrastructure and technology to help its customers discover, evaluate, architect and implement technology products and solutions. Based in St. Louis, WWT works closely with industry leaders including Boeing (NYSE: BA); Dell (NASDAQ: DELL); Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO); EMC (NYSE: EMC); HP (NYSE: HPQ); AT&T Inc., (NYSE: ATT); VMware; NetApp, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTAP); Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT) and the U.S. Air Force. WWT employs more than 3,000 people and operates over 2 million square feet of warehousing, distribution and integration space in more than 20 facilities throughout the world.
About Great Place to Work
Great Place to Work® is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services and employer branding programs, including Best Companies lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. Great Place to Work®’s Trust Index©, a 58-question employee survey that measures trust, is used around the world to help companies increase the levels of trust across their organizations and improve business results. Annually, Great Place to Work® produces the research for the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For® list and the Great Place to Work® Best Small and Medium Workplaces list. Follow Great Place to Work® online at www.greatplacetowork.com and on Twitter at @GPTW_US.
Fortune is a global leader in business journalism with a combined audience of more than 9 million readers in print and online. Fortune covers bold innovators, smart companies, new ideas and innovative strategies that inspire the Fortune audience to accelerate their business success. Fortune’s major franchises include the FORTUNE 500, the 100 Best Companies to Work For, World’s Most Admired Companies, 40 Under 40 and Fastest-Growing Companies. Fortune hosts a wide range of annual conferences, including Fortune Most Powerful Women, Fortune Brainstorm Tech, Fortune Brainstorm E and the Fortune Global Forum. Fortune was the first business magazine with an iPad app and has more than 1.5 million followers on Twitter. Fortune.com launched on June 1, 2014 and has seen rapid growth since launch reaching an average of over 7mm monthly unique visitors. See the latest from Fortune online at Fortune.com and on Twitter @FortuneMagazine.
Ed LevensPropelMG for WWT