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abi leadership index 2017

Anita Borg Institute Names Thoughtworks One of the Top Companies for Women Technologists

Second Consecutive Year Named to the Leadership Index

Thoughtworks, a global technology consultancy, has been named to the 2017 Top Companies for Women Technologists Leadership Index for the second consecutive year by the Anita Borg Institute (ABI), a non-profit organization focused on the advancement of women in computing.


In its seventh year, Top Companies is a national program that is a quantitative assessment that uses data supplied by participating companies and a rigorous statistical methodology to objectively score participants on a number of key metrics. All companies making a commitment to measure their workforce deserved to be recognized and are included in ABI’s Change Alliance. This year, 63 companies with more than 1.3 million US employees, including 574,000 technologists across 9 industries were evaluated, with 28 organizations recognized as leaders in recruiting, retaining and advancing more women in technical roles and named to the Leadership Index.


“We are honored at Thoughtworks to stand shoulder to shoulder with an impressive roster of companies who are helping break down barriers,” said Joanna Parke, Thoughtworks Managing Director, North America. “No single organization, no matter how big or small can accomplish this alone. The number of companies committing to measure and hold themselves accountable has increased yet again and we’re proud to be designated as a company helping lead the collective effort.”


"Thoughtworks is proud to be included in the Leadership Index for the second year, and for the progress we have made on gender persity. It is now time to further evolve the conversation beyond gender and look at intersectional identities,” said Tarsha McCormick, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, North America. “The lessons we are learning on our journey to being truly perse and inclusive are continual, and change as does society.”


About the Anita Borg Institute


The Anita Borg Institute connects, inspires and guides women in computing and organizations that view technology innovation as a strategic imperative. Founded in 1997 by computer scientist Anita Borg, our reach extends to more than 87 countries. We believe technology innovation powers the global economy, and that women are crucial to building technology the world needs. The Anita Borg Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c) 3 charitable organization.