Excellence doesn’t distinguish between genders. Instead, it recognises talent and good management. That’s why the best companies are open to a diverse and balanced work environment, supporting and actively promoting gender equality.
KeepTruckin, the leader in fleet management technology, recently announced its inclusion in the Parity.org Best Companies for Women to Advance List 2021. This list recognises organisations that have implemented a mix of exemplary benefits, policies, and programmes that ensure women have significant opportunities to advance their careers.
Companies on the list were rated in areas of equality in hiring and promotion practices, inclusion, representation of women in leadership, and enablers, such as benefits and other policies, that help companies achieve equitable outcomes.
“Great people beget great companies. Our collective success will be defined by the diverse team we build and the culture we foster,” said Shoaib Makani, CEO of the company.
“After a year that has erased all the gains women have made in the past several decades, there are still companies that are making progress to support women’s advancement at work – all the more reason to celebrate their successes,” enthused Cathrin Stickney, Parity.org founder and CEO. “The companies that are on the 2021 list of Best Companies for Women to Advance are shining examples of companies that actually walk the talk and are helping create equal representation, now.”
Companies on the list share many common best practices that are known to support women, such as work-from-home or telecommute options, flexible working hours, and equal paid family leave for men and women. They also communicate their gender-parity values to employees and have a zero-tolerance policy for harassment.
Firmly committed to gender equality, the company has over 2000 employees globally and is providing a platform for women to grow with a diverse and inclusive group of individuals. To ensure the implementation of these values, the company has taken several initiatives including twice a year equal pay audit, disrupting bias training for hiring managers, and hosting mentorship meet-ups and other events aimed at accelerating both personal and professional growth for the female employees. Moreover, it is also collaborating with Code for Pakistan, Pakistani Women in Computing and 10Pearls this year to increase hiring opportunities for women in Pakistan.
– A. Jafri