10/05/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 10/05/2020 10:07
The Best Workplaces for Women stand out for exceling in one of the nation's most competitive marketplaces. JM Family's corporate culture draws strength from its associates and their differences in experience, thought and background. The company's commitment to diversity, equality and overall inclusion is evidenced by its various associate-led Affinity Groups, such as Women in Leadership, which was formed to develop future female leaders through mentoring, networking and learning opportunities.
'The success of Women in Leadership affirms the desire for networking between associates from all levels and all business units,' said Janet Shope, Women in Leadership Committee Lead and director of Customer Experience and Warranty Administration for JM Family subsidiary Southeast Toyota Distributors.
The group, which has 258 members representing all levels in the organization, hosts events that are open to all associates. Throughout the pandemic and the company's move to a more virtual work environment, this group has remained active, expanding its reach without the constraints of travel and meeting space, to include members from the company's other business locations. In fact, the July event, Turning Action into Results, shattered previous attendance records. Women in Leadership also helped its members cope with the added stress of the pandemic with a member-led guided meditation and access to the company-sponsored Working Parents meet up opportunity.
'Always looking to provide timely and varied topics of for discussion, we have partnered with Learning and Organizational Development to expose future leaders to important themes such as emotional intelligence and executive presence early in their careers so that when the time comes, they will be prepared to step into leadership positions. In addition, with the company's support, we have spun off a Toastmasters group, engage in Corporate Community Impact projects and are launching a mentoring pilot, providing additional outlets for belonging and development in an already strong, inclusive culture,' said Shope.
The ranking considered feedback representing over 4.9 million employees working at Great Place to Work-Certified organizations. Great Place to Work, a global people analytics and consulting firm, evaluated more than 60 elements of team members' experience on the job. These included the extent to which employees 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 employees' feedback and reward companies who best include all employees, no matter who they are or what they do for the organization.
'Best workplaces like JM Family are committed to addressing gender issues and evolving their behaviors and mindsets to narrow the gender gap,' said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. 'By creating an inclusive culture, Best Workplaces on this list see an increase in innovation regardless of gender, giving them a competitive advantage to thrive during these uncertain times.' The Best Workplaces for Women is one of a series of rankings by Great Place to Work and FORTUNE.
In the past year, JM Family also was listed among the Best Workplaces in Manufacturing & Production [No. 2], Best Workplaces for Millennials [No. 49], Best Workplaces for Parents [No. 31] and Best Workplaces for Diversity [No. 72]. Plus, JM Family is ranked No. 26 by FORTUNE® as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For®, its 22nd consecutive year on the prestigious list.
About the Best Workplaces for Women
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About Great Place to Work
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