New York, NY (July 29, 2019) – Today, Wunderkind announced the 2nd annual Wunderkind Equality Impact Awards. Launched in 2018, the awards honor the contributions and leadership of women that are changing historically, and often notoriously, unequal industries.
The awards are given to women in tech, retail and publishing who are breaking glass ceilings, fighting for equal pay, championing diversity and inclusion and ensuring that the workplace is better for themselves and the women who come after them.
Nominations for the Equality Impact Awards are now open to the public and aim to gather a wide range of qualified women and allies. Nominations close August 5 at 11:59pm EST. Winners will be selected by leadership from Wunderkind’s Employee Resource Groups, employee-formed internal organizations focused on increasing engagement, professional development, business impact and allyship.
In addition to their award, the 2019 winners will receive a $100 donation in their name to Girls Who Code, a nonprofit organization aiming to close the gender gap in technology and increase the number of women in computer science. Wunderkind will also contribute a matching donation for each winner.
In 2018, Wunderkind honored 13 women with the award:
Aliza Licht, Digital/Brand Marketing/PR Executive
Angela Gruszka, SVP, Head of Marketing and Ecommerce at Milly
Dawn Hayes, Educator, Social Entrepreneur & Creative Technologist at TechHire & Open Code
Elizabeth Windram, VP of Marketing at JetBlue
Emily Culp, CEO at Cover FX Skincare Inc
Gracia Amico, Non-Exec Director at Stitched.co.uk
Kelly Wenzel, Director of Global Marketing at Amazon
Siara Nazir, Global Head of Digital Marketing at Autodesk
Steph Urban, VP, Digital & eCommerce at Tarte
Sutian Dong, Partner at Female Founders Fund
Vanessa Liu, Vice President at SAP.io
Veronica Gonzalez, Chief of Staff & VP, Head of Business and Legal Affairs at Outbrain
Whitney Hillyer, Former Chief People & Customer Officer at Wunderkind
The 2019 Equality Impact Award winners will be announced on August 26, Women’s Equality Day, and honored at an event hosted in Wunderkind’s One World Trade office on August 28.
Wunderkind began the Equality Impact Awards last year in conjunction with the unveiling of a company-wide policy for equal pay. The company supported the new policy with the signing of two pledges: the White House Equal Pay Pledge and the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Pledge.
By signing these pledges, Wunderkind committed to analyzing company-wide gender pay on a yearly basis, reviewing promotion processes, hiring to minimize unconscious bias and increasing transparency and reporting on diversity and inclusion.
Do you know a woman who should be honored for an Equality Impact Award? Nominate them today.
Wunderkind is an international marketing technology solution that brings a “logged-in” experience to logged-out website visitors across all their devices. A category leader in device identity resolution, Wunderkind helps companies like Uniqlo, HelloFresh and Tribune Interactive orchestrate real-time, multichannel marketing programs customized for the individual behind each device. They’re best known for their impact on triggered email performance and website personalization.
Having raised over $44.9 million in funding from proven firms like Battery Ventures, Cross Creek Advisors and Primary Ventures, Wunderkind was named the Fastest Growing Software Company in America by Inc Magazine. With headquarters in New York and London, Wunderkind has been recognized by Glassdoor and Crain’s for its exceptional culture and being one of the top places to work in the country. The company recently signed both the White House Equal Pay Pledge and the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Pledge and continues to set the bar as a pioneer in technology innovation and workplace inclusion initiatives.