Tyco to Participate in International Women's Day Forum

Monday, March 7, 2016

CORK, Ireland—Tyco today announced that it will present at the sixth annual International Women's Day Forum being hosted by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the United Nations Office for Partnerships in New York on March 7 and 8.  The event will convene public and private sector leaders to explore inclusive solutions that create opportunities for women and girls around the world.

Cynthia Ritter, Tyco's VP, finance, and chairperson of the company's global Women's Growth Network, will participate in a panel discussion on Tuesday, March 8, entitled "Employee Engagement: Leveraging Your Internal Impact." The session, which will be held at Microsoft's New York offices, will explore how companies are creating opportunities for women's growth, connections, and collaboration while maximizing recruitment, retention, and the bottom line.

"We are excited to have the opportunity to share Tyco's experiences and perspectives on encouraging diversity at such an influential forum," Ritter said in a prepared statement.  "With the active support of the company's leadership, we have rapidly built a strong network around the world that is championing the value, growth and advancement of women through an inclusive environment, and making a real difference in the company's business performance.  We look forward to learning best practices from other organizations at the forum and sharing our experiences with those who are starting out with new networks."

"At Tyco, we strive to build a diverse community that drives innovation and improves business performance. Diverse points of view translate into richer dialogue and better decision making," George R. Oliver, Tyco CEO said in a statement.  "We could not be more proud of our Women's Growth Network for the infusion of passion and energy that they are bringing to their mission and our business."

Tyco's Women's Growth Network, established in 2007, has expanded to 30 chapters with thousands of members globally, the company said.  Each year, the network delivers thousands of hours of professional development, keynote speaker series, community service and other activities to develop its members and to drive awareness of the importance of diversity. In its headquarters city, Tyco recently earned the 2016 Cork Company of the Year award, which included diversity as a key criterion