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OpenText wins two IABC Gold Quill Awards

Recognized for communication excellence in Corporate Social Responsibility and Women in Technology events

We’re thrilled to announce that OpenText™ has been recognized by the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) with two Gold Quill awards: Special and Experiential Events for the 2018 OpenText Women in Technology Summit and Corporate Social Responsibility for the 2017 Light The Night campaign.

For more than 40 years, the IABC Gold Quill Awards have recognized excellence in business communication and is globally acknowledged as one of the most prestigious awards programs in the industry. We are proud to be recognized for our communication excellence.

Read below for more information on our awards.

OpenText Women in Technology Summit at Enterprise World 2018

As Canada’s largest software company, OpenText is committed to diversity, inclusion and gender equality, and building the next generation of leaders and innovators in the technology industry. That’s why we hosted a full-day Women in Technology Summit at OpenText Enterprise World 2018 in Toronto.

Attendees joined the conversation about how to increase, promote, and support women in technology. With inspiring keynotes, interactive panel sessions, and networking opportunities, people left motivated and filled with new ideas for fostering a diverse workplace, strategies for hiring and recruitment, and techniques for women to advance and flourish in their careers. The conference was a major success with over 1000 registrations.

You can relive the excitement by listening to Saadia Muzaffar’s talk, “Bloom Where You’re Planted” or Anar Simpson’s talk “Beyond the Glass Ceiling”.

Take a look at our key takeaways from the conference and read our recap of the event.

Corporate Social Responsibility: Light The Night 2017 campaign

OpenText has a strong culture of corporate social responsibility and giving back to the community, and a firm belief that we spend so much time at work that we must derive meaning from what we do. Following our CEO & CTO Mark Barrenechea’s diagnosis with and recovery from acute myeloid leukemia (AML), OpenText partnered with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Canada (LLSC) and launched a corporate campaign to support the Light The Night walk, the primary fundraiser for the LLSC.

Building on the success of our inaugural campaign, our 2017 Light The Night campaign brought together 16 OpenText offices around the world to collectively raise over $200,000 CAD to help fund life-saving research on blood cancers.

Watch our highlight reel from Light the Night:

Read more about Mark’s story here.

The 2019 IABC Gold Quill Awards were presented at IABC’s World Conference in Vancouver, BC, Canada 9-11 June 2019. From OpenText, Kiera Obbard and Meghan Huras attended the Excellence Awards Gala to receive the awards.

Kiera Obbard receiving IABC Gold Quill Award for CSR for Light The Night campaign
Kiera Obbard receiving IABC Gold Quill Award in CSR for the 2017 Light The Night campaign
Meghan Huras receiving award for Special and Experiential Events for the 2018 OpenText Women in Technology Summit
Meghan Huras receiving IABC Gold Quill Award in Events for the 2018 OpenText WIT Summit

More information on World Conference is available here.

Are you ready for the Intelligent and Connected Enterprise? Join us at OpenText Enterprise World 2019 to unlock the Information Advantage.

Julie Millard

Julie is Vice President, Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at OpenText. She has over 20 years experience driving engagement in impactful programs through CSR, corporate communications, and D&I initiatives.

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