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Proof Strategies Named a 2020 Best Workplace™ for Women

March 24, 2020

Toronto, ON, March 24, 2020 – Proof Strategies, a public relations and communications agency, has been named on the 2020 List of Best Workplaces™ for Women, following a thorough and independent analysis conducted by Great Place to Work®. This is the fourth time the company made the list.

The annual Best Workplaces™ for Women list is based on the results of an anonymous employee survey that included questions about the programs and policies that support women’s advancement. To be eligible for this recognition, organizations are required to have been Great Place to Work Certified within the past year, and at least 90 per cent of employees must feel that their workplace is safe and people are treated fairly regardless of gender identification. 

Proof Strategies is proud to forge an inclusive culture where women can thrive at all levels. The company’s Toronto team is 75 per cent female. Proof Strategies’ senior leadership team has an average tenure of more than 10 years at the firm, and 68 per cent are women. 

“I am fortunate to work alongside many talented and inspiring women within Proof Strategies and client-side,” said Vanessa Eaton, Executive Vice President. “While the Canadian business environment needs to continue to make progress in this area, I am proud Proof has created a culture that supports, encourages and celebrates women succeeding and advancing into senior roles at our company.”

Many women in senior leadership roles participate in Proof Strategies’ Mentor Program, acting as trusted advisors and sounding boards, providing advice to help guide mentees as they grow in their professional careers and further contribute to the advancement of Proof Strategies. 

“While many companies are still setting targets, Proof Strategies is setting the standard for talented women holding a majority of the most senior roles across our organization,” said Bruce MacLellan, CEO.

In preparation for this recognition, Proof Strategies has asked some of its team members what they enjoy the most about working here. Some of the common themes we have unpacked were our culture, people and the strong support network of peers.

“The people I get to work with every day are my favourite part about being at Proof Strategies,” said Sarah Harper, Account Coordinator. “I honestly believe that each of my colleagues wants me to do well, succeed and grow, both inside and outside the office.”

About Proof Strategies:

For leaders responsible for managing, protecting and building organizations and brands, Proof Strategies is a public relations and communications partner that “asks better questions” to create insight, grow trust and achieve success.

Founded in 1994 and now with close to 300 awards for client work and industry leadership, the independently owned Proof family of companies have more than 200 team members in offices in Toronto, Montréal, Ottawa and Washington, DC. Proof Strategies collaborates with independently owned WE Agency (formerly Waggener Edstrom), reaching more than 100 additional international markets.

Follow Proof Strategies at and on Twitter & Instagram at @get_proof.

About Great Place to Work®:

Great Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment tools, advisory services, and certification programs, GPTW recognizes the world’s Best Workplaces in a series of national lists including those published by The Globe & Mail (Canada) and Fortune magazine (USA). Great Place to Work provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to create, sustain, and recognize outstanding workplace cultures. Visit us at or find us on Twitter at @GPTW_Canada.

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