Today is International Women’s Day 2018. The first National Women’s Day was observed in the US in 1909 – eleven years before American women would be given the right to vote. Now, 109 years later, women around the globe are still fighting for equal treatment in the workplace. The #MeToo movement is the most recent call for an end to gender-based discrimination. A girl can hope it may be the last.
I’ve experienced my share of #MeToo moments, but not during the last 11+ years I’ve worked for Kronos. I’m not surprised that Kronos was recently named one of Fortune Magazine’s 100 Best Companies to Work For. I’ve been given lots of opportunities to learn and grow, and will always be proud to call myself a Kronite. I am surrounded by smart creative colleagues – male and female. Our CEO, Aron Ain, consistently models respectful and egalitarian treatment of employees. And all managers at Kronos are routinely rated by their employees on their leadership skills via a Manager Effectiveness Index (MEI) and provided with coaching to improve those skills when they need it.
I would like to recognize one extraordinary female colleague today in honor of International Women’s Day. Susan Rossnick, vice president of engineering at Kronos, was recently recognized as a woman leader at the Great Place to Work for All Summit. Susan, pictured here receiving her award, led the development of our newest technology platform, Workforce Dimensions. This multi-year project, the biggest in our 40 plus year history, was a mammoth undertaking delivered by hundreds of talented Kronites. Susan not only delivered the software platform, she improved her personal MEI scores to 100% while doing so.
How’s that for doing well by doing good?