As women around the world celebrate International Women’s Day, Joey restaurant chain is celebrating being named one of Canada’s Best Workplaces for Women.
According to Joey, 52 per cent of “women are in management positions and women play a leading role in all sectors of their business including finance, HR, design and construction”.
The title was given to the Joey Restaurant Group after an analysis conducted by Great Place to Work Canada, which included the following considerations of the organizations surveyed:
- Minimum 50 women employees in the organization
- Minimum 90% positive response to the statement “I am treated fairly regardless of my gender”
- For eligibility, surveyed organizations provided male/female breakdown by job level (non-management., middle management and senior management)
“This is not only a day to recognize all the great women that make up our organization, but an opportunity to illustrate the diverse careers you can have working for a progressive restaurant group,” said Leah Whitworth, regional manager for the Lower Mainland.
“Many people have pre-conceived notions about restaurant “jobs” and what a career looks like. There’s a whole world of opportunity that exists depending on your interests and skill set. Joey takes developing people seriously and your performance of sales, people and growth profit directly reflects returns in your pocket.”
Joey Restaurant group ranked 46th of the top 50 best places for woman to work in Canada.
“I can speak to that personally,” said Britt Innes, VP of Marketing. “I’ve been with company for 13 years. I started as a server, studying to earn my business degree at Simon Fraser University. I quickly realized I was learning more at Joey as I moved up the ranks; formulating budgets, making sales plans, managing a team. Now, I’m the VP of Marketing. At Joey, you forge your own path.”
According to Great Place to Work Canada, the top five places for Canadian women to work are Vega, Ryan, SaskCentral, Microsoft and Royal LePage.