SALT LAKE CITY, Jan. 24, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Instructure, a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company that makes software that makes people smarter, today announced it has been named to the Women Tech Council 2018 Shatter List for actively employing measures to help break the technology industry's glass ceiling. Instructure was among 44 companies recognized based on the development and successful implementation of measures that create inclusive cultures where women can contribute and succeed.
"Being included in the Shatter List requires a holistic and active commitment to creating inclusive cultures from the executive level all the way down to entry positions," said Cydni Tetro, president of the Women Tech Council. "The best practices these companies are developing and implementing to actively champion women boost the teams and individuals in their organization while simultaneously helping shatter the glass ceiling for the entire technology industry."
In making the list, Instructure was evaluated and scored against hundreds of technology companies on executive engagement, company programming, community investment and women's or D&I groups. All data was gathered from 10 secondary data sets and required active demonstration of visible activities at all levels of the company showing commitment and progress in these four areas.
"We are honored to be recognized with companies that actively invest in ensuring that women are empowered to succeed throughout their careers," said Jeff Weber, SVP of people and places for Instructure. "Our focus at Instructure is building software that facilitates talent development, promotes innovation, and enables progression. This effort is essential to our company culture, which allows us to create the best possible environment for our employees."
Among these criteria, Instructure was especially recognized for its diversity and inclusion efforts and work within the community to support the next generation of female leaders.
For more information about the Shatter List, visit www.womentechcouncil.org.
Instructure, Inc. is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) technology company that makes software that makes people smarter. With a vision to help maximize the potential of people through technology, Instructure created Canvas, Gauge, Arc, and Bridge to enable organizations everywhere to easily develop, deliver and manage engaging face-to-face and online learning experiences. To date, Instructure has connected millions of instructors and learners at more than 3,000 educational institutions and corporations throughout the world. Learn more about Canvas for higher ed and K–12, and Bridge for the corporate market, at www.Instructure.com.
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