Today is a Friday and close to spring. These are reasons enough to rejoice but this special day also marks the 2019 International Women’s Day. The annual celebration has a rich history dating back more than 100 years after a Women's Day was established following a women-led protest in New York of unfair wages, long work hours and the lack of voting rights. It eventually expanded to an international holiday after other countries recognized it as a national day to commemorate on March 8.
Fast forward to 2019, this year’s theme of International Women’s Day is balance for better. "From grassroots activism to worldwide action, we are entering an exciting period of history where the world expects balance," states the organization's site. "We notice its absence and celebrate its presence. Balance drives a better working world. Let's all help create a #BalanceForBetter.”
With 47% of the workforce made up by women according to a 2017 stat, the modern workplace dynamic has come a long way from a century ago. While many workplaces today incorporate values and offer benefits towards balance and even to women in particular, we still have progress to make towards bridging disparities in employment.
Zylotech has developed a commitment to balance for better for all employees.
About half of our US-based employees are women. We were not only co-founded by a woman, Iqbal Kaur, women are hired into every department. From data scientists to marketing, women are valued as contributors throughout the business.
We have a multi-cultural office. Among other differentiating factors, India, Albania, and South Korea are some of the cultures found on Zylotech’s team of around 50 employees. We enjoy the benefits of a diverse company from broad skill sets, experiences, dialogues, and points of view.
Inclusion thrives at Zylotech. We’ve built a workplace where all employees can be comfortable and learn from each other, helping them feel like they belong.
Respect. With respect being an established part of Zylotech, our teams work together to meet collective goals rather than focus on differences between teams.
We communicate. Collaborative tools like slack are essential to our transparency and staying on the same page.
While there is no magic formula for companies to create better balance for employees, Zylotech has created a culture that shows every company has a part to play towards creating a better working world.
Christina Tramontozzi leads marketing & demand generation at Zylotech. When she’s not geeking out on the latest marketing trends and sales cycle processes, she keeps a beach bum profile in her seaside town. An avid health food junkie, she says that daily green smoothies help her to keep up with her little boy and two dogs.
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