Pluralsight Named One of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Women by Great Place to Work® and FORTUNE
SILICON SLOPES – October 30, 2018 — Pluralsight, Inc. (NASDAQ: PS), the enterprise technology learning platform, today announced it has been named one of the 2018 Best Workplaces for Women by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE. Pluralsight ranked number 18 on the list, following up the company’s recent number 9 ranking on the 2018 Best Small & Medium Workplaces list by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.
“Building a diverse team where everyone experiences a commitment to inclusion and a deep and personal connection to the company is among my highest priorities as CEO,” said Aaron Skonnard, Co-founder and CEO of Pluralsight. “I want all Pluralsight team members, regardless of gender identity, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age or physical ability, to feel welcome and comfortable bringing their best selves to work every day. Pluralsight is proud to be recognized as a great workplace not just for women, but team members of all backgrounds and viewpoints.”
The Best Workplaces for Women stand out for creating great workplaces for all employees, regardless of gender or other personal characteristics. Pluralsight is an original founder of Parity.org, a nonprofit organization focused on bringing gender parity to the highest levels of business. As a founding member, Pluralsight was among the first companies to take the ParityPledge, committing to interview at least one qualified woman candidate for every open vice president position and above, including board positions. In July, Pluralsight Co-founder and CEO Aaron Skonnard became the first CEO of Utah-based company to sign the pledge for CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion™, committing himself and Pluralsight to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
“Our commitment to diversity and inclusion is embedded in all we do and we are very intentional in our approach to team building to ensure we have diverse viewpoints and team members feel a sense of belonging,” said Anita Grantham, chief people officer at Pluralsight. “We know industry-wide change doesn’t happen overnight, and we are committed as a company and as a leadership team for positive change in the workplace. We hope our leadership will pave the way for others to take action.”
The Best Workplaces for Women list is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE based on team members feedback from Great Place to Work-Certified™ organizations. The ranking considered more than 540,000 team member surveys from Great Place to Work-Certified companies. Great Place to Work evaluated more than 50 elements of team members’ experience on the job. These included the extent to which team members, particularly women, trust leaders, the respect with which people are treated, the fairness of workplace decisions, and how much camaraderie there is among the team. Rankings are based on team member’s feedback and reward companies who best include all team members, and where women have equally great experiences as team members of other genders, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization.
“This year, we pledged to close the employee experience gender gap by 2020, and these winning organizations are leading the way in achieving this mission, proving that all companies, regardless of their industry, size, or complexity, can be great workplaces for women,” said Michael Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Empowering women in the workplace isn’t just the right thing to do – it’s a business imperative. Organizations can create their own equitable cultures by learning from the companies on this list, who get women’s buy-in of the mission and inspire them to innovate, driving the entire company forward.”
Pluralsight is the leading technology workforce development company that helps companies and teams build better products by developing critical skills, improving processes and gaining insights through data, and providing strategic skills consulting. Trusted by forward-thinking companies of every size in every industry, Pluralsight helps individuals and businesses transform with technology. Pluralsight Skills helps enterprises build technology skills at scale with expert-authored courses on today’s most important technologies, including cloud, artificial intelligence and machine learning, data science, and security, among others. Skills also includes tools to align skill development with business objectives, virtual instructor-led training, hands-on labs, skill assessments and one-of-a-kind analytics. Flow complements Skills by providing engineering teams with actionable data and visibility into workflow patterns to accelerate the delivery of products and services. For more information about Pluralsight, visit pluralsight.com.