This week, Cybera's Vice President of Policy and Strategic Initiatives, Barb Carra, was pleased to represent Cybera as it accepted the inaugural KNOVO Award of Distinction for corporate gender diversity. Cybera was one of 11 organizations honoured at the awards ceremony, which was held on Tuesday in Calgary's Jubilee Auditorium.
KNOVO was launched in 2015 as an initiative to support the development and advancement of women in Alberta's knowledge economy. Its first-ever Corporate Recognition Award rewards IT businesses that have adopted policies and practices to promote female recruitment, retention, and advancement in the workplace.
"Cybera is an innovation enabler, which means we actively foster and utilize a broad range of skills and experiences to strengthen our operations," says Carra. "We believe the future of society and industry depends on openness, equality and diversity, and we try to demonstrate this every day through our work, and through our people."
For more information about KNOVO, and how to promote more gender diversity in the IT sector, visit: www.knovo.ca.
Cybera is a not-for-profit technology-neutral organization responsible for driving Alberta’s economic growth through the use of digital technology. Its core role is to oversee the development and operations of Alberta’s cyberinfrastructure — the advanced system of networks and computers that keeps government, educational institutions, not-for-profits, business incubators and entrepreneurs at the forefront of technological change.
KNOVO is an initiative of the Calgary Council For Advanced Technology (CCAT), with core funding provided by Status of Women Canada. KNOVO focuses on increasing women's recruitment, retention and advancement in order to create the conditions where professional women are fully represented in decision-making and leadership positions within the technology industry.