Gender Equality at SAS
Cultural Diversity at SAS
We want everyone to feel confident in expressing their ideas and know that they will be respected for their unique contributions and abilities. SAS recognises the importance of having different types of people on teams and harnesses this power of diversity to access a wider range of skills and talent, tp help them work effectively. SAS employees all have different skills to suit their roles within the business, but everyone shares a passion for how SAS can transform the world and that of the wider community through data and analytics.
We believe a diverse workforce brings unique talents and inspires teams to create software that can change the world. Great minds don’t always think alike, so we make it a priority to promote an environment where varied perspectives are encouraged. Big ideas ignite when everyone is treated with fairness and respect.
SAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer and hires people based on skill. SAS offers training and advancement to all employees, often promoting people form within the company and encourages employees to move between business units through their careers. There is female representation across al business units with women employed in positions raging form Graduates to Senior Vice Presidents with representation on the Executive Board.
According to the Harvard Business Review, 52% of women in STEM leave the field and never come back. Reasons such as being the only woman on the team, feeling stalled in a career or feeling extreme work pressure with no flexibility play a part in the decision. SAS has always promoted a corporate culture of diversity and fairness and encouraged a balance of career and healthy lifestyle. SAS is committed to changing mindsets.
CAREER AND LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT
The Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) is a strong community of SAS employees who empower, encourage and inspire women to pursue excellence in their careers and fulfillment in their personal lives. Members act as ambassadors for SAS and STEM careers, sharing time and expertise to develop leadership capabilities among female employees, expand professional networks, showcase thought leaders and attract women to careers in science and technology.
COLLABORATION AND NETWORKING
The Women in Analytics (WIA) Network is a SAS sponsored networking program aimed to strengthen diversity in the analytics field. The program leverages the SAS values of authenticity, value for work/life integration and passion to build a community of women who are interested in and will advocate for Women in Analytics. Our audience is anyone wishing to contribute to or build a career in analytics.
GREAT WORKPLACE FOR WOMEN
Year after year, SAS is recognized as a Best Workplace for Women by Fortune magazine. Commitment to employees – and their families – is part of the reason that women make up nearly half of the SAS workforce and more than 40 percent of leadership. A pioneer in workplace culture for more than 40 years, SAS has set the standard by fostering an environment that helps employees balance their careers and personal lives
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