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Listen Technologies named on 2021 Shatter List

List recognises companies that help to break the glass ceiling for women in tech


Listen Technologies, provider of assistive listening, multi-language audio transmission and live streaming audio solutions, has once again been named on the Women Tech Council’s (WTC) annual Shatter List, which recognises companies with programmes and policies that help to break the glass ceiling for women in technology.

This is the fourth year in a row that the company has appeared on the list, reflecting its strong history of supporting women in the industry and its work in creating an inclusive culture.

Gender-inclusive working cultures

The purpose of the Shatter List is to highlight companies that are doing the work to develop and bring in measures that lead to gender-inclusive working cultures, allowing women to contribute and succeed.

“By measuring the practices and policies that organizations are using to create real impact for women in tech, the Shatter List amplifies these efforts and gives even more momentum to women in tech,” says Cydni Tetro, president of WTC.

“When implemented across entire organizations, these holistic measures for creating gender-inclusive environments and teams make an impact for employees throughout the company and in the larger tech community by helping advance women across the entire sector.” 

To be named on the Shatter List, companies are evaluated and scored on four key criteria: executive engagement, company programming, community investment and women’s or D&I groups. Listen Technologies made the list by showing active, visible activities in these four areas at all levels of the company.

Equal opportunities

One particular example is the company’s commitment to providing equal opportunities for all employees based on merit and ambition. Women are present at all levels and in every department. Two of the co-founders of this AV company are women and Listen Technologies advocates for women in this traditionally male-dominated industry.

The company has a generous parental leave policy and, over the last year, has worked to make sure that all of its employees, partners and customers are supported as they work remotely. It is also taking a flexible approach to support the needs of employees at they return to the office in the wake of the pandemic.

“At the heart of our organization is a belief in the fundamental right of all people to be able to hear clearly and engage,” says Maile Keone, president, Listen Technologies. “This focus on inclusion is inherent in our culture and represented in our products and our people.

“We are proud to champion and mentor women at every level and in all departments at Listen Technologies and among our partners. It is an honour to be recognized by WTC for the fourth consecutive year and to join other prominent technology companies on the 2021 Shatter List.” 

Last month, Listen Technologies also announced the launch of ListenTALK 2.0, a firmware update to its award-winning mobile communication system. 

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