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Nielsen Global Connect’s Canadian Business Named Best Tech Workplace for Diversity Winner for North America at Tech in Motion’s 2020 Timmy Awards

Markham, ON – Nov. 18, 2020 – On October 29th, Tech in Motion announced Nielsen Global Connect’s Canadian Business as the 2020 Best Tech Workplace for Diversity in the North American Timmy Awards.

At Nielsen Global Connect we are building a globally inclusive and impactful culture where everyone reaches their full potential. 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.

“Diversity and inclusion are essential to everything we do at Nielsen,” says Myriam Vidalon, Global Head Diversity, Talent and Culture at Nielsen Global Connect. “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.”

“If this year has made anything abundantly clear, it’s that a society, community, company or even tech team cannot be successful without ensuring they have set up an environment where diversity can thrive. We are excited to honour Nielsen Canada as a company that implements initiatives and processes that recognize, respect and celebrate their team members of diverse backgrounds.” says Mandy Walker, Executive Director of Marketing at Motion Recruitment, creator of Tech in Motion.

“We’re honoured to be named North America’s Best Tech Workplace for Diversity by Tech in Motion” says Ning Kost, SVP Technology, Consumer Intelligence, Nielsen Global Connect. “Being recognized for the second year in a row by the local tech community and industry experts is a testament to the type of culture we are building and our exceptional talent.”

Although the Timmys are over, Tech in Motion will close out 2020 with a panel featuring all North American Timmy Award winners as they discuss challenges, solutions and wins during this unprecedented year and what it took to become a Timmy Award Winner. Aside from Nielsen Canada, 2020 award winners include Slalom Build, Cetaris, Ro, Valqari and Strategic Innovation Principal Lauren Neal of Booz Allen Hamilton. To relive the ceremony or catch up if you missed the live premiere, you can catch the regional winner montages, keynote by Stephen Shapiro, and presentations from other judges from Netflix, Google and more on Tech in Motion’s Youtube channel. For more information, visit

About Nielsen

Nielsen Holdings plc (NYSE: NLSN) is a global measurement and data analytics company that provides the most complete and trusted view available of consumers and markets worldwide. Nielsen is divided into two business units. Nielsen Global Media provides media and advertising industries with unbiased and reliable metrics that create a shared understanding of the industry required for markets to function. Nielsen Global Connect provides consumer packaged goods manufacturers and retailers with accurate, actionable information and insights and a complete picture of the complex and changing marketplace that companies need to innovate and grow.

Our approach marries proprietary Nielsen data with other data sources to help clients around the world understand what’s happening now, what’s happening next, and how to best act on this knowledge.

An S&P 500 company, Nielsen has operations in over 90 countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit


Tech in Motion is an international events series that brings local tech community professionals together to connect, learn and innovate. What started as a small collaboration in 2011 by IT recruiting firm Motion Recruitment grew into an organization of over 250,000 members across 14 chapters in North America including Boston, Dallas, New York, Philadelphia, DC, Chicago, Bay Area, LA, OC and Toronto. Visit for more information about notable speakers, sponsors and events.



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