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CompTIA Claims another Best Places to Work Honor

Apr 13, 2016

Named as a Top Workplace for Women over 35 by Crain’s Chicago Business; Third Such Honor in Past Year

Downers Grove, Ill. – CompTIA, the nonprofit association for the technology industry, said today it has been recognized as among Chicagoland’s best places to work for women over age 35.

The latest honor comes from Crain’s Chicago Business, a leading source for news and information about doing business in Chicago. CompTIA is one of five employers in the Chicago metropolitan market singled out as a Best Place to Work for Women over 35.

In addition to the recognition from Crain’s, CompTIA has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Illinois for five consecutive years by the Business Ledger, a leading provider of business news and information about businesses and the economy in suburban Chicago.

Last November CompTIA received a 2015 Top Workplaces honor from the Chicago Tribune.

Companies that top the Crain’s best places to work list are characterized by workplace practices and policies that are attractive to women and men, according to the publication. These include clearly defined paths to management positions; flexible and generous benefits; and a willingness to consider all voices and opinions.

Each of these traits – and others – contribute to a positive workplace at CompTIA, according to team members.

“CompTIA fosters a culture of engagement across job roles, departments and provides the technology for a geographically diverse team to work together cohesively and develop the bonds that enable growth personally and professionally.” – Lisa Person, director, member communities

“The level of autonomy and trust afforded individuals to do good, meaningful work here cannot be understated. That, plus careful attention to overall mission and team-playing completes the package. It’s a balance not often seen in many corporate settings, and one that has allowed me to thrive personally.” – Carolyn April, senior director, industry analysis

“Working with smart, dedicated, supportive coworkers, and knowing that the work I do every day is helping people find jobs, advance in their careers, and grow their businesses, is the best part of being here.” – Ann Batko, senior vice president, marketing

“I’m fortunate to have worked at CompTIA for 15 years and have enjoyed so many great benefits. One of the best, though, is my job affords us to have my husband be a stay at home dad with our two young kids. I’m also grateful for my colleagues who make it such a fun and inspiring best place to work every day.” – Amy Carrado, senior director, research and market intelligence

“There are many things that I love about CompTIA; work from home days; flexible work schedules; excellent health care options; a very comfortable  and modern work space; a matching gift program for charitable donations; and organization-wide volunteer opportunities are just a few examples.” – Jennifer Case, senior director, business systems

CompTIA has approximately 200 employees worldwide, including 116 in its Downers Grove headquarters. The nonprofit association has been based in Illinois since 1985; and at its current location in Downers Grove since December 2010.

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About CompTIA
The Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) is a non-profit trade association serving as the voice of the information technology industry. With approximately 2,000 member companies, 3,000 academic and training partners, 75,000 registered users and more than two million IT certifications issued, CompTIA is dedicated to advancing industry growth through educational programs, market research, networking events, professional certifications and public policy advocacy. To learn more, visit CompTIA online, Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter.

Steven Ostrowski