Markham, ON – Oct. 8, 2020 – For the second year in a row, Tech in Motion has announced Nielsen Canada as the Best Tech Workplace for Diversity in Toronto. As Regional Winner, Nielsen Canada has been chosen by industry experts and the local tech community for implementing active strategies, creating programs and putting initiatives in place to ensure a diverse and inclusive tech work culture. As the Regional Winner, Nielsen Canada advances to the national round of the competition, where the national winner will be selected by an expert panel of judges and announced at the virtual Timmy Awards Ceremony on Oct. 29th.
The esteemed panel of judges for the Best Tech Workplace for Diversity award include Freddy Rivera, Senior Program Manager D&I at Oracle, Josh Torres, Chief of Staff at Out of Tech and Denise Reed Lamoreaux, Global Chief Diversity Officer at ATOS.
“Through the Timmy Awards, we’re grateful to acknowledge the companies striving to be inclusive. Diversity is a necessity for innovation,” states Mandy Walker, Director of Marketing at Tech in Motion, “and it’s a powerful thing to be able to recognize those who implement the diverse practices and provide the resources necessary to achieve inclusive work environments in their city.”
Diversity and inclusion are essential to everything we do at Nielsen. When we operate in a culture that is diverse and inclusive, innovation flourishes, our clients win, and employees are engaged and collaborate to bring the best that Nielsen can offer to the communities we measure. At the end of the day, fostering diversity and inclusion isn’t just a good thing to do—it’s crucial to the success of our business and all business.
“We’re building a globally inclusive and impactful culture here at Nielsen where everyone reaches their full potential,” says Myriam Vidalon, Global Head of Diversity, Talent and Culture at Nielsen. “We’re having bolder and more candid conversations about issues that are critical to build a more inclusive culture. We have implemented a global strategy that encompasses the whole employee experience from inclusive hiring to leadership accountability which include targets for having diverse slates, diverse hiring interview panels, diverse succession planning, talent pipelining and targeted development.“
Tech in Motion will host the award ceremony as an entirely digital experience, featuring other judges and speakers such as Abdul Munda, Head of Engineering at Slack, Bruce Wang, Engineering Director at Netflix and Ian Suttle, Engineering Director at Google. The National Winners will be unveiled via video in front of members of the tech community from around North America. The public can RSVP here to attend and further information on the judges and all finalists can be found on the Timmys website.