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Nielsen Voted Best Tech Workplace for Diversity at 2019 Timmy Awards

3 minute read | October 2019

The Best Work Cultures for Tech Diversity & Inclusion Recognized and Awarded Live by Tech in Motion

Toronto, ON, October 31, 2019 – Tech in Motion awarded Nielsen the title of 2019 Best Tech Workplace for Diversity live at the annual Timmy Awards ceremony in front of hundreds of the local tech community. Winning the “Community Favorite” award, Nielsen came out on top in the Greater Toronto Area after more than 40,000 votes were tallied in the Timmy Awards, which recognizes the top places for tech professionals to work in ten cities across North America.

“We’re honoured to receive this prestigious award that recognizes the value of diversity in the technology sector,’ said Ning Kost, Vice President of Technology Nielsen Canada. “Diversity is more than just a trending topic, it’s a necessity for innovation in all industries. Winning this year’s Timmy Award is a testament to the support, dedication, engagement and determination of our leaders and associates who remain committed to infusing diversity and inclusion into everything we do.”

Our Nielsen Connect Technology team in Canada values diversity of thought, experiences, skills and backgrounds. It’s our ability to create a culture of inclusion—whereby we value, encourage and promote the various thoughts, opinions and insights of our diverse workforce that enable us to grow and continuously provide clients with innovative solutions. In partnership with data scientists and product managers, we create innovative solutions that help global manufacturers and retailers make strategic business decisions based on consumer purchase data. We empower all of our employees to make a difference and grow with us!

“Nielsen Canada has a long track record of diversity and inclusion and is key to our growth and ability to innovate,” said Mike Ljubicic, Managing Director Nielsen Canada. “Winning this year’s award proves the power of diversity in our company culture. Canada is an extremely diverse country and we strive to ensure our workforce is representative of the market we serve, allowing us to provide value to our clients and stakeholders.”

“It’s powerful that the local community was able to recognize those who have implemented the initiatives and provided the resources necessary for creating diverse practices, collaborative thinking and inclusive work environments,” states Mandy Walker, Director of Marketing at Motion Recruitment, creator of Tech in Motion. “We’re grateful to be able to acknowledge the companies striving to do this through the Timmy Awards as diversity is not a trending topic – it’s a necessity for innovation.”

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. 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. For more than 90 years Nielsen has provided data and analytics based on scientific rigor and innovation, continually developing new ways to answer the most important questions facing the media, advertising, retail and fast-moving consumer goods industries.

An S&P 500 company, Nielsen has operations in over 100 countries, covering more than 90% of the world’s population. For more information, visit



Gillian Mosher