Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc. named a Best Workplace™ for Women

This is the sixth consecutive year Astellas has been named to the List of Best Workplace™ for Women.

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MARKHAM, ON, March 23, 2021 – Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc. has been recognized on the 2021 list of the Best Workplaces™ for Women by Great Place to Work® for the sixth year in a row.

“We are honoured to receive the Best Workplaces™ for Women designation once again this year and the credit for this tremendous achievement belongs to the great people who work here,” said Adele Zita, Director of Human Resources, Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc. “In a year like no other, we take immense pride in continuing to put our people first and provide opportunities to grow personally and professionally. Astellas offers a number of programs, policies and resources that promote training and career development opportunities and that encourage greater workplace flexibility and work-life balance.”

The ranking of Best Workplaces™ for Women is based on direct feedback from employees of the hundreds of organizations that were surveyed by Great Place to Work®.  

To be eligible for this list, organizations must be Great Place to Work Certified™ in the past year, have a minimum of 15 female employees and at least 90 per cent of employees must feel that people are treated fairly, regardless of their gender. Finalists are selected based on the overall Trust Index score received from female respondents, as well as company’s programs and practices that promote the fair treatment and advancement of women. 

“We are extremely proud of this recognition, but what makes this achievement even more rewarding is that it is based on direct feedback from our employees,” said Frank Stramaglia, General Manager, Astellas Pharma Canada. “This latest recognition from Great Place to Work® is a testament to the incredible culture and talented team we continue to celebrate at Astellas.” 

In addition to being named to the Great Place to Work® Institute’s Best Workplaces™ for Women in 2021, last year Astellas Pharma Canada was featured on the Great Place to Work® Institute’s list of Best Workplaces™ in Canada for the fifth consecutive year, and the lists for Best Workplaces™ for Giving Back, for Inclusion, in Healthcare, in Ontario, and for Women.

Visit the Great Place to Work® website to view the list of Best Workplaces™ for Women and to learn more about the award.