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ThoughtWorks, a global technology company headquartered in Chicago, today announced it was named one of “Chicago’s Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® ” by the National Association of Business Resources (NABR). The Best and Brightest program identifies, recognizes, and celebrates the most influential, trend-setting companies that distinguish themselves by delivering exceptional human resource practices and commitment to their employees.

“ThoughtWorks is helping to change the perception of what it means to be a technologist. With a technical staff that is 33% female and growing everyday, we are proud of the progress we have made to break the glass ceiling, but the challenge is far from over”, said Joanna Parke, Managing Director of ThoughtWorks. “We are delighted to be recognized by NABR as an innovative organization. As part of our goal to empower people through technology, we are constantly looking at ways to give back to our local community through supporting programs like i.c.stars; a not-for-profit devoted to identifying, training, and jump-starting technology careers for Chicago-area low-income young adults.”

“We are honored to recognize the efforts of this year's Best and Brightest companies. These companies have created impressive organizational value and business results through their policies and best practices in human resource management,” said Jennifer Kluge, president of the National Association for Business Resources.

About the Best and Brightest Programs

The Best and Brightest Companies to Work For® is a program of the National Association for Business Resources that provides the business community with the opportunity to gain recognition, showcase their best practices and demonstrate why they are an ideal place for employees to work. This national program celebrates those companies that are making better business, creating richer lives and building a stronger community as a whole. There are numerous regional celebrations throughout the country.

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