Kootenay Career Development Society (KCDS) is proud to announce that our organization has been named on the 2019 list of Best Workplaces™ for Women.

KCDS received this honour after a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work®.  

The list of Best Workplaces™ for Women is based on direct feedback from employees of the hundreds of organizations that were surveyed by Great Place to Work®. The data has a 90% confidence and a plus or minus 5% margin of error.  

To be eligible for this list, organizations must be Great Place to Work Certified™ in the past year, have a minimum of 15 female employees, and at least 90% of employees agree that their workplace is safe and people are treated fairly regardless of their gender. We determined the best based the overall Trust Index score from female respondents, as well as their programs and practices that promote the fair treatment and advancement of women.

“KCDS is committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace that supports the health and well-being of all of our staff,” explained Jocelyn Carver, Executive Director of Kootenay Career Development Society. “We are very proud to be recognized a Great Place to Work for Women and specifically as a high trust organization that is supportive of career advancement for women,” she explained.

Great Place to Work® will also release a joint publication with WE EMPOWER programme of the UN Women, European Union and the International Labour Organization, on March 27, 2019 in Toronto.

In line with UN Women’s theme for the recent International Women’s Day ‘Think equal, build smart, innovate for change’, this publication considers ways in which the private sector can advance gender equality and women’s empowerment, while providing tangible examples of empowerment in the workplace that support and foster innovation by all. This publication, Empowering Women for Innovation and Business Success, makes a Canadian benchmarked highly compelling, data driven case that organizations with high trust & inclusive workplace cultures are achieving greater and faster rates of success by engaging all of their employees in the innovation process.