Kathleen Waid Receives a 2019 Great Place to Work® For All Leadership Award
Great Place to Work recently announced its 2nd annual Great Place to Work® For All™ Leadership Awards at a gala dinner in San Francisco.
We’re so excited to share that our very own Kathleen Waid, Principal at Educe Group, was honored as a top innovator from companies on Fortune’s annual list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For, 100 Best Workplaces for Women, 100 Best Workplaces for Diversity, and 150 Best Small and Medium Companies to Work For.
The Great Place to Work For All Leadership Award celebrates leaders who have made major contributions in creating a great workplace experience across their organizations.
Over the past year, Kathleen has led an initiative to build a complex, global, rules-based compliance application for a leading professional services and accounting firm. This technology is called a “microapp,” a small, focused software application designed to be embedded in a wider-scale software platform. In this case, the microapp, called the Attendance-based Credit Calculator (“ACC”), extends the client’s cloud-based talent management solution. Kathleen’s responsibilities in this engagement included identifying the root cause of the client’s elusive yet systemic problems with their current solution and bringing to bear her extensive knowledge of the myriad requirements and intricacies of this area of compliance to formulate a new solution, designed and engineered from the ground up. The ultimate goal was to dramatically improve the cost and process efficiency of managing the related program.
When asked to share a few thoughts about why he was honoring Kathleen, Charlie Kauffunger, Managing Partner at Educe Group replied, “Kathleen is a rare talent whose charisma and leadership has truly set her apart. She not only can grasp the complex and see a potential solution, she can motivate, organize, and lead a disparate team of stakeholders from different organizations to rally around the cause and achieve a high-quality outcome in an unreasonably short time frame that most people would consider too risky to attempt.”
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