Great Place to Work woman leadership award honors female executive from analytics firm SAS

On the eve of the 107th International Women’s Day, SAS’ Oita Coleman was honored with a Great Place to Work® For All™ Leadership Award. As Vice President of Research and Development, Coleman plays a critical role in driving SAS’ strategic growth and business goals. She has created a high-trust culture within her department that resonates throughout the company.

“One of the hallmarks of Oita's leadership and impact on SAS success and growth has been her devotion to continuous improvement,” said Stuart Nisbet, SAS Head of Research and Development. “She invests incredible energy and time not only into our products but also nurturing individual contributors and teams. Put simply, Oita Coleman helps make SAS a better place to work.”

Coleman has led the SAS quality testing organization for many years to ever-increasing standards of achievement and this commitment to excellence helped make 2017 SAS’ most productive year in terms of product delivery. As a testament to her belief in the value of cultivating future talent, Coleman participates in many student recruitment and mentorship programs at the high school and collegiate level as well as actively serving on the North Carolina Central University Board of Trustees.

“We are excited to celebrate the achievements of some of the top women leaders at America’s greatest companies,” said Michael C. Bush, CEO of Great Place to Work. “Companies like SAS are leading the conversation in workplace equality and are demonstrating to corporate America on how to become more diverse, more innovative, and great places to work for all.”

Consistently recognized for its employee-centric culture, SAS help set the standard for creating a workplace where people feel valued and motivated. SAS actively develops and engages women within the company, offering training, consultation, mentoring and networking opportunities that address the needs of women in the workplace. In addition to the multitude of training and development opportunities that help support them at work, SAS provides a wealth of widely recognized campus benefits to help employees maintain work/life balance. 

Currently ranked No. 3 among the World’s Best Multinational Workplaces, SAS is also considered a best workplace for diversity and inclusivity, gender equity, millennials, recent grads and IT professionals. Most recently, SAS was ranked as a best workplace in technology and for giving back.

About Great Place to Work®

Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through its certification programs, Great Place to Work recognizes outstanding workplace cultures and produces the annual Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For and Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists for millennials, women, diversity, small & medium companies, industries and, internationally, countries and regions.

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