Sr. Human Resources Manager,
Hyundai Auto Canada
Hyundai Canada earned the distinction in 2019 as the only automaker named one of Canada’s top 50 workplaces for women. Leading that charge is Lydia Bowser, 36, who credits company leadership with providing the flexibility and opportunities women need to succeed.
“We’ve had a huge culture shift over the last five years.” Flexible Fridays — where staff can work an extra 30 minutes from Monday to Thursday in order to leave two hours early on Friday — maternity leave and a constant search for opportunities to “encourage diversity and inclusivity” across the company all contributed to the honour from Great Place to Work, a global surveying, assessment and indexing organization.
“We implemented maternity leave... we want women to know they can have a great career with us and start their families with us, and that’s not going to inhibit their growth.”