Corporate Challenge Rallies Top Mass. Companies to Close the Gender Gap at Work
Burlington, MA — June 3, 2015 — Veracode, a leader in protecting enterprises from today’s pervasive Web and mobile application threats, today announced it has joined the Corporate Challenge, a groundbreaking initiative by Bentley University’s Center for Women and Business to increase workplace gender equality and more effectively harness the talents of women employees. The Corporate Challenge, among the first of its kind in the nation, seeks to assess gender diversity in the workplace, recruit women to senior positions and close wage gaps.
The Corporate Challenge is an extension of the Women in the Workplace Initiative, an effort by former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to advance women across the commonwealth in both the public and private sectors. Massachusetts Gov. Charles Baker has given his support to the Corporate Challenge and the effort continues to grow, with more than 100 companies now having joined. Participating companies commit to define their gender-inclusiveness goals, develop strategies to meet those goals and track their progress.
“Gender diversity in the technology sector is an area that many companies are committed to improving. Veracode is committed to increasing the number of women in our organization as well as the number of women in managerial roles,” said Vivian Vitale, Veracode’s executive vice president, Human Resources. “We have great gender diversity on both our senior leadership team and our Board of Directors. We want to have the same representation throughout our company. The Massachusetts Corporate Challenge is a great way for us to formalize this commitment.”
“We are proud to partner with forward-thinking Massachusetts organizations that understand that workplace gender balance is critical to the economic success of Massachusetts,” said Betsy Myers, founding director of Bentley University’s Center for Women and Business. “By sharing best practices and their own experiences, organizations participating in the Corporate Challenge are taking real steps to advance women in the workplace and improve their own bottom line.”
Click here to view the list of organizations that have joined the Corporate Challenge. To sign up or for more information, contact Bentley University’s Center for Women and Business at (781) 891-2789 or [email protected].
The Center for Women and Business is focused on helping women reach their full potential in the workplace and helping corporations engage the full potential of talented women leaders. The Center’s research and programs provide a roadmap for organizations and individuals alike to move this critical conversation forward. For more information, visit the Center’s website or follow us on Twitter @BentleyCWB.