The judges at Telstra Best of Business Awards were impressed by SOCO’s business acumen and passion for creating a better workplace that they have decided SOCO’s dedication to accelerating women in its business and the industry should be recognised and be known.
“We are excited and honoured to be a finalist of this year’s Telstra Best of Business Award. At SOCO, we believe in equal opportunities. It’s humbling recognition that we have a great business model that resonates with the market, but also be able to help narrow the employment gap between genders within the IT.” Said SOCO CEO, Simon Forth, CEO.
In 2022, SOCO received Women in Cloud Employer of the Year and has been recognised for its ability to deliver outstanding efforts to support women in the community, through building an environment that promotes and serves the talents of women.
SOCO was also officially recognised as a Great Place to Work® by scoring 94% compared with the 55% Australian company average. The SOCO team also scored greater than 90% in the areas of teamwork, leadership, caring and fairness.
SOCO Head of People & Culture, Karen Kennedy said “Our people are incredible and deliver meaningful change to our clients every day. We are proud to have created a caring and supportive culture and a work environment where all feel safe to be our authentic selves, share our ideas and respectfully challenge each other, confident in the knowledge that we actively support each other’s success, regardless of gender or backgrounds.”
All Queensland finalists will be attending the Telstra Best of Business award night on Tuesday, February 28 at the W Hotel Brisbane. SOCO’s representatives include Founder and Executive Director for Strategy, Brand and Culture, Tom Rock, Head of Partnerships Natasha Reynolds, Talent Acquisition Manager, Nicole Rich and Performance Marketing Manager, Grace Tiong.