Tech in Motion announces top companies for diversity and inclusion for tech workers in major tech cities
CHICAGO, IL, November 8, 2022 – Tech in Motion is proud to announce that Backstop Solutions Group, the industry’s leading cloud-based productivity suite for institutional and alternative investors, has been awarded Chicago’s 2022 Timmy Award for the Best Tech Workplace for Diversity. The Timmys, now in its 8th year, is a celebration of the best companies and managers for tech professionals to work in North America; the Best Tech Workplace for Diversity Award highlights companies that strive to build and sustain an inclusive culture from the top down, promoting diverse thinking and initiatives in every facet of the business.
As Chicago’s Timmy Award Winner, Backstop moves on to the North American round, judged by an expert panel including industry leaders from companies like Google, PayPal, Etsy, Microsoft and more. Winners will be announced at a ceremony in November, with many of these judges joining to present the awards.
“A diverse and inclusive environment is a necessity for success in the tech world,” said Lindsay Lewis, Executive Director of Marketing at Motion Recruitment, Tech in Motion’s creator. “We at the Timmy Awards are grateful we can recognize the companies that invested to provide the resources, internal structure and leadership needed to create a place where employees can bring their true selves to work.”
Backstop Solutions Group has proven its commitment to diversity and inclusion in the tech industry through a host of initiatives, from implementing inclusive hiring practices and internal programming, supporting research, and by encouraging diverse representation in industry conferences and awards. In 2021, Backstop nominated three Chief Investment Officers, who were women or people of color, for prestigious investment industry awards. Recently, Backstop co-sponsored surveys with the Association of Asian American Investment Managers (AAAIM), highlighting the discrimination and biases Asian-American investment managers faced in career advancement, and the impact of the “bamboo ceiling” on Asian American women investment managers.
“Diversity and inclusion are values that lie at the heart of Backstop’s culture,” said Sara Schroeder, Senior Vice President of People and Development at Backstop Solutions Group. “We are so thankful to be recognized for this award and be a part of celebrating diversity in the tech industry.”
In addition to the Best Tech Workplace for Diversity, the contenders for all North American Timmy Awards have been announced for all categories: Best Tech Startup Award, Best Tech for Good, Best Tech Manager, Best Tech Work Culture and Best Tech Enterprise Employer.
As the North American winners are unveiled at the 8th Annual Timmy Awards ceremony on November 10th, attendees can expect an entirely virtual celebration of all things tech, starting with a pre-show networking hour with break-out sessions. With the main event following immediately after, members of the tech community can join winners, finalists and tech leaders to see who wins the top awards amongst giveaways, speeches and a few surprises. To attend for free or see all finalists, visit the Timmys website.
About Tech in Motion Events
Tech in Motion is a North American community platform that brings local tech community professionals together to connect, learn and innovate. What started as a small collaboration in 2011 by IT recruiting firm Motion Recruitment grew into an organization of over 300,000 members across 14 chapters in major tech regions across North America. Visit techinmotion.com for more information about notable speakers, sponsors and events.
About Backstop Solutions Group, LLC
Backstop's mission is to help professionals in the institutional investment industry use time to its fullest potential. We develop technology to simplify and streamline otherwise time- consuming tasks and processes, enabling our clients to quickly and easily access, share, and manage the knowledge that is critical to their day-to-day business success. Backstop provides its industry-leading cloud-based productivity suite to investment consultants, pensions, funds of funds, family offices, endowments, foundations, private equity, hedge funds, and real estate investment firms. For more information, please visit www.BackstopSolutions.com.
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