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Cimpl Celebrates International Women’s Day!

Posted by Caroline Le Brun | March 8, 2016 3:30 PM

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Maybe you didn’t know but today is International Women’s day. So it’s the perfect day to celebrate women’s achievements in various fields and domains. As an IT and telecom expense management company, Cimpl acknowledges that the IT industry is typically seen as a “male dominated” industry. That is why Cimpl has tried for many years now to change the trend.

Women_day_blog_1.jpgCimpl has come a long way since its debut as a startup eCommerce in 2000. Back then,
Cimpl’s team was entirely composed of men. The company's first office location didn’t even have a women’s restroom! Fortunately, the Cimpl environment has changed tremendously over the past decade. The company now employs many women in various departments - it's just part of our company culture!

On this International Women’s day, Cimpl wanted to celebrate and thank the women working in the office for their daily accomplishments in this “boys' club” industry.  Every day, they show that gender does not matter in any industry and together, they build the path for the next generation of women. To surprise its hardworking employees, Cimpl left flowers at every women’s desk this morning and during our daily company’s meeting, one employee spoke on the behalf of all men in the office to thank women for their presence and their work. Two women also took this opportunity to say a few words on gender parity. One employee read an inspiring quote from Malala Yousafzai: “I speak not for myself but for those without voice... those who have fought for their rights... their right to live in peace, their right to be treated with dignity, their right to equality of opportunity, their right to be educated.”

This year’s theme for International Women’s day is gender parity. Although progress has been made in our society regarding gender parity, there’s still improvement to be done. Cimpl hopes other companies acknowledge that gender makes no difference in business and that all genders should have equal rights.

Happy International Women’s day everybody!

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Written by Caroline Le Brun

As a 16-year marketing veteran, Caroline’s experience extends across multiple industries. Since she joined Cimpl, her successful marketing campaigns have increased the company’s online and community presence, in addition to Cimpl’s footprint and appearances in new or traditional media (such as the Globe and Mail). Caroline is a specialist in communication and social media. She works closely with analysts to keep track of and adapt to the trends and changes in the industry of IT: Technology Expense management, IT cost optimization, Technology trends. Her leadership conducts Cimpl’s marketing team toward ever greater achievements. Caroline is also an exemplary citizen. Outside of work, she is involved in TEMIA, the Dorval Day Camp, and other community organizations. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Concordia University and a Master Certificate in Integrated online Strategies from the University of San Francisco Intensive Development program.

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