ZS was recently named an “Outstanding Workplace for Women” by the Business Council for Peace (Bpeace) as part of its 2019 Women Forward Awards, which recognize innovative organizations that demonstrate a strong commitment to mentoring women. Out of 45 finalists across a variety of industries and sectors, ZS was selected one of four organizations to receive the top institutional award for actively creating a culture of equal opportunity and helping women advance.
Bpeace is an award-winning nonprofit organization dedicated to developing women business leaders in historically violent communities around the world. Bpeace gathers experts in a variety of fields and matches them with business leaders in other countries who need their skills. Over the years, ZSers have donated their consulting expertise as pro bono “skillanthropists” to help improve the businesses and lives of women leaders in several developing countries.
ZS’s culture is often described as “a caring meritocracy” where ZSers earn respect for their expertise and contributions. Ten years ago, ZS established its Women’s Leadership Initiative (WLI), which is dedicated to helping women build successful careers by enabling professional growth, fostering an inclusive working environment and supporting individual choices.
The WLI has played an integral role in formalizing flexible work arrangements and establishing a mentorship program for women leaders. These programs, among others, ensure ZS women feel welcomed, supported and empowered to “bring their whole selves to work.”
“Diverse teams have a direct and proven impact on business results and company culture,” said ZS Managing Director, Chris Wright. “Receiving this award affirms that we are moving the needle and leading the way in creating an inclusive place for women—and all people—to grow and thrive in long-term careers.”
Thank you to our WLI and all the ZSers who have helped our firm be recognized as an outstanding workplace for women.