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Workiva Named One of the Best Workplaces for Women by Great Place to Work® and Fortune Magazine
Ames, IA - September 15, 2016 -- Workiva Inc. (NYSE:WK), a leading provider of enterprise cloud solutions for improving productivity, accountability and insight in business data, ranked number 55 on the 100 Best Workplaces for Women list by Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine. The recognition is based on employees’ assessments of communications with management, development and training opportunities and support for work-life balance, among other factors.
“Workiva is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace,” said Matt Rizai, Chairman and CEO of Workiva. “Our employees are encouraged to freely share ideas and develop mutual respect. We believe that diverse teams build better solutions with greater success.”
“I’m excited that Workiva is recognized as one of the 100 Best Workplaces for Women in the country,” said Iowa Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds. “Two years ago, I worked with their leadership to be a partner in STEM [Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics] education in our state. STEM is key to Iowa’s ability to innovate and remain competitive, now and in the future. This award is a testament to Workiva's involvement in promoting the value of STEM careers.”
“This is another validation of what we’ve known about Workiva for some time – it is a great Iowa company that fosters an environment where employees can succeed,” said Debi Durham, Director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority. “Being recognized as one of the top workplaces for women is quite an honor, but not a surprise!”
“There’s a strong correlation between being able to talk openly with company executives and feeling like a workplace is fair,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work®. “Traditionally, communication channels with leaders have been less available to women than to men. The Best Workplaces for Women do well at paving the way for those open dialogs, and as a result, women are more likely to feel they get fair consideration in their jobs and careers. Congratulations to these great companies. They are showing everyone how to create a Great Place to Work For ALL.”
Workiva also recently ranked #4 on the 10 Best Large Workplaces in Technology list, #6 on the 50 Best Workplaces for Camaraderie list and #34 on the 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials list by Great Place to Work® and Fortune magazine.
Workiva (NYSE:WK) created Wdesk, a cloud-based productivity platform for enterprises to collect, link, report and analyze business data with control and accountability. Thousands of organizations, including over 65 percent of the Fortune 500®, use Wdesk. The platform’s proprietary word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications are integrated and built upon a data management engine, offering synchronized data, controlled collaboration, granular permissions and a full audit trail. Wdesk helps mitigate enterprise risk, improve productivity and give users confidence to make decisions with real-time data. Workiva employs more than 1,200 people with offices in 16 cities. The company is headquartered in Ames, Iowa.
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About the Best Workplaces for Women
Published together with our partner Fortune, the 100 Best Workplaces for Women rankings are based entirely upon feedback from more than 137,762 women at Great Place to Work-Certified companies. Women completed our anonymous Trust Index© survey, answering questions about how frequently they experience the behaviors that create a great workplace, including, for example, their assessment of how fairly they're treated regardless of gender, the quality and authenticity of communications with managers, and equitable pay and promotion practices. Women’s anonymous responses resulted in a total score for each company, which was compared to the benchmark for organizations of that size, and ranked accordingly.
Results from the survey are highly reliable, having a 95% confidence level and a margin of error of 6% or less. Winning a spot on this list indicates the company has distinguished itself from peers by being a great place to work for women, and has a workplace where women have high representation in the total employee population and in management positions. The 100 companies with the highest employee ratings and female representation were selected for the list.
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 certification programs, including Best Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great Place to Work® produces the annual Fortune “100 Best Companies to Work For”" and a series of Great Place to Work® Best Workplaces lists, including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium Companies and over a half dozen different industries.
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