GPTW for Women Badge


MARKHAM, ON, March 8, 2022 –Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc. has been named to the 2022 list of Best Workplaces™ for Women by Great Place to Work® for the seventh time in a row in addition to being named this year to the inaugural Best Workplace™ for Hybrid Work list."Today, on International Women’s Day, it is an especially great honour to be recognized again as a Best Workplace™ for Women,” said Frank Stramaglia, General Manager, Astellas Pharma Canada. "Our commitment to women's leadership, development and diversity is modelled and supported throughout our organization, from our leadership team to the voluntary efforts of our employees.”

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% of employees must agree that people are treated fairly, regardless of their gender.

“Our employees foster a diverse, inclusive workplace aligned with the organization through the Woman’s Employee Impact Group,” said Adele Zita, Director of Human Resources, Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc. “This voluntary employee group supports employees with programs and resources that are outside of a traditional career development scope while also offering scholarship and mentorship opportunities to young women.”

In 2021, Astellas Pharma Canada Inc. was listed for the sixth consecutive year as a Best Workplace™, for the third year in a row as a Best Workplace™ for Giving Back and a Best Workplace™ in Healthcare, and for the second time as a Best Workplace™ for Mental Wellness and as a Best Workplace™ in Ontario.  Astellas Pharma Canada, Inc. has been named to the inaugural list of 2022 Best Workplaces™ for Hybrid Work by Great Place to Work®.

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