“Being inclusive, and welcoming diverse backgrounds and experiences of all people is something we, as a company, take pride in doing every day. Not only in how we treat each other, but in how we conduct business and support our local communities,” said
"Many organizations have expressed their support for the inclusion and diversity of business talent, but few have taken concrete steps in this direction," said
“When companies choose to challenge the status quo and create a culture where all voices are heard and celebrated, it creates real opportunity for gender equality, understanding and change,” said
“Tackling this challenge of increasing gender diversity at the senior level is now entering a new phase in which a company that is serious about this effort has specific and targeted programs for developing female leaders,” said
“Today there is more acceptance than ever that women bring different experiences, cultural perspectives and skills to the table. Companies that embrace diversity and gender equality as central tenets perform better than those that don’t; as people of all backgrounds come together, generate new ideas and achieve success,” said Lilia Messechkova, Vice President, Products.
In addition to the paid holiday, Progress supports gender equality through ongoing efforts including:
- Progress for Her, the company-wide
Employee Resource Group(ERG) created to empower women at Progress by providing leadership and networking opportunities, as well as the tools needed to create substantial influence both in and out of our professional network.
- Its support of Catalyst, a non-profit focused on women in leadership and
The Boston Club, a community of executives and professionals invested in elevating women to leadership.
- The Progress Software Mary Székely Scholarship for Women in STEM and the Women in
Technology Fundat American Universityin Sofia, Bulgaria
The company has also committed to a series of women’s empowerment activities and educational opportunities for its employees that will run through the month of March, in honor of Women’s History Month, as well as throughout the year.
For more information about the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) efforts, including Progress for Her, go to https://www.progress.com/social-responsibility.
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