Curtiss-Wright’s Defense Solutions division’s Salt Lake City facility has been recognised for Best Innovative Recruitment of Women at the Women Tech Council’s 2019 Talent Summit.
The honour was based on a presentation of Curtiss-Wright’s recruitment program, given by Elena Balasa, Senior Engineering Manager for Curtiss-Wright, at the annual event, which was attended by 500 Salt Lake City area executives and CEOs. A panel of judges evaluated Ms. Balasa’s presentation on how well Curtiss-Wright supports diversity and the careers of women within the organisation. The judges also evaluated how well the Company fosters an environment that enables women to grow in their careers. In recognition of this achievement, a $250 scholarship in Curtiss-Wright’s name was presented to a student participating in SheTech, the Women Tech Council’s STEM activation program for high school girls.
“We are very proud to be honored by the Salt Lake City Women Tech Council in recognition of Curtiss-Wright’s longstanding commitment to fostering gender diversity in the work place,” said Lynn Bamford, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Defense and Power. “Diversity makes us a stronger, more competitive and more successful organisation. We are also delighted that a scholarship in Curtiss-Wright’s name is helping to support a young student’s involvement in STEM education.”
“With a growing body of research showing women are an essential component in high performing teams, creating effective measures to attract and retain talented women is essential to long term business growth and profitability,” said Cydni Tetro, president of Women Tech Council. “Recruiting efforts by leading companies like those Curtiss-Wright is employing are accelerating growth for their organisation and employees, as well as the entire technology sector.”
“At Curtiss-Wright, we believe that people are our most valuable asset,” said Pete Menke, Director, Salt Lake City facility, Curtiss-Wright. “We are very proud to support and encourage women working in the technology field in our local community, and it is gratifying to have our efforts and commitment recognised and celebrated by the Salt Lake City Women Tech Council.”