According to the Harvard Business Review, 52 percent of women in STEM leave the field and never come back. Reasons such as being the only woman on the team, feeling stalled in a career or feeling extreme work pressure with no flexibility play a part in the decision. SAS has always promoted a corporate culture of diversity and fairness and encouraged a balance of career and healthy lifestyles.
Great Workplace for Women
Year after year, SAS is recognized as a Best Workplace for Women by Fortune magazine. Commitment to employees – and their families – is part of the reason that women make up over 40% of the SAS global workforce and 33% of global leadership. A pioneer in workplace culture for more than 45 years, SAS has set the standard by fostering an environment that helps employees balance their careers and personal lives. Perks particularly beneficial to working parents include subsidized childcare, meals to go, parenting workshops, lactation consultants, and work/life counselors and seminars. Access to a free on-site health care center with a full-service pharmacy and a myriad of other convenient on-site services also reinforce why SAS appeals so strongly to all employees.
Career and Leadership Development
The Women’s Initiative Network (WIN) is a strong community of SAS employees who empower, encourage and inspire women to pursue excellence in their careers and fulfillment in their personal lives. Members act as ambassadors for SAS and STEM careers, sharing time and expertise to develop leadership capabilities among female employees, expand professional networks, showcase thought leaders and attract women to careers in science and technology.
Collaboration and Networking
Triangle Women in STEM is a coalition of universities, organizations, nonprofits, associations and local government agencies that promote women in STEM in the Research Triangle area of North Carolina.
The Women in Analytics (WIA) Network is a SAS sponsored networking program aimed to strengthen diversity in the analytics field. The program leverages the SAS values of authenticity, value for work/life integration and passion to build a community of women who are interested in and will advocate for Women in Analytics. Our audience is anyone wishing to contribute to or build a career in analytics.
We want our employees to enjoy their life at work as much as they enjoy life outside of work. That’s why we have a dedicated Work/Life department that focuses on supporting employees at all levels of their professional and personal stages of life.
SAS has Work/Life staff and resources specifically dedicated to helping young professionals, aiding new families, navigating college prep, assisting with eldercare and everything else in between. Seminars, workshops, e-learning, individual assessments and more help employees from all generations find their unique balance.
SAS Receives ATHENA Global Organizational Leadership Award
SAS In recognition for commitment to fostering an inclusive, diverse culture that encourages women to achieve their full leadership potential, SAS received the 2021 ATHENA Global Organizational Leadership Award for its commitment to empowering women to take on leadership roles, support of women and girls in the STEM community and dedication to providing development opportunities specific to women employees and technologists. One of only three organizations to have ever received the award, SAS accepted the recognition on International Women’s Day, March 8. SAS joins individual ATHENA award recipients that include Carla Harris, astronaut Christina Koch and Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
SAS Hosts International Women’s Day Panel Discussion with Film Makers of Pioneers in Skirts.
SAS Receives ATHENA Global Organizational Leadership Award.
STEM Goes Red
The Triangle STEM Goes Red event, hosted by the SAS Women’s Initiatives Network (WIN) and the American Heart Association (AHA), introduced more than 100 middle school girls to some of the area’s leading science, technology and engineering companies through their showcased work. These future leaders learned firsthand how they can make an impact in the world by pursuing a STEM career.
Women in Analytics Share Their Stories
Women in Analytics Making News
Commitment to employees – and their families – is part of the reason that women now make up over 40% of the SAS global workforce and 33% percent of SAS global leadership.