On September 26, Blackbaud was named one of the AnitaB.org 2018 Top Companies for Women Technologists. Scoring the highest in the Technical Workforce of 1,000-10,000 category, Blackbaud edged out finalists Airbnb, GEICO, State Farm and Ultimate Software to earn top honors. In front of more than 20,000 attendees, Blackbaud Chief Technology Officer Mary Beth Westmoreland and Sr. Principal Software Engineer Amanda Glosson accepted the top company award on the main stage this morning at the annual Grace Hopper Celebration for Women in Computing (GHC) in Houston, Texas.
“On behalf of my 3,400 colleagues around the world, we are honored to be named one of the Top Companies for Women Technologists by AnitaB.org,” said Mary Beth Westmoreland, chief technology officer at Blackbaud. “Diversity of thought and experience always leads to better performance for our company and, most importantly, better solutions for our customers. While Blackbaud is proud to be recognized alongside other companies and leaders who are committed to helping women in technology succeed, we know that there is still work to be done in every category of diversity.”
When Mike Gianoni joined Blackbaud as president and CEO in 2014, he championed a formalized diversity and inclusion program for the company, including an Executive Women’s Community program. Today, the company has an equal gender balance in its workforce, and employee-led affinity groups like Women in Technology, Women in Sales, Black Employees Encouraging Diversity (BLEND), Pride@Blackbaud (LGBTQ) and Employees with Disabilities play a strong role in advancing an inclusive culture. Blackbaud also conducts regular unconscious bias workshops and gender-pay equity audits.
AnitaB.org’s annual Top Companies for Women Technologists program is the only industry benchmark based on statistical analysis of employer data that measures technical employees using a standardized definition of the technical workforce. This year, Top Companies for Women Technologists evaluated 80 companies accounting for more than 628,000 technologists across a variety of fields.
Download the complete 2018 Top Companies Insights Report for additional data, insights, and methodology details.