Collaboration Showcases How Women Fuel Innovation Economy
SAN DIEGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–To highlight the accomplishments of women who are driving San Diego’s
innovation economy and celebrate American Business Women’s Day, Intuit
Inc. (Nasdaq:INTU) joined Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer and other local
businesses, to support Women Drive Innovation San Diego.
Women Drive Innovation San Diego is a new initiative composed of female
leaders from local companies including Intuit, Qualcomm, SDG&E, HP and
Illumina, who have come together with local universities and female
entrepreneurs to highlight the amazing accomplishments of women in San
“San Diego’s economy is strongest and most dynamic when we have
diversity at every level of our workforce,” Mayor Faulconer said.
“Though more and more women are pursuing careers in science, technology,
engineering and math, there is still more work to do. Initiatives like
this encourage young women to pursue these good-paying jobs and take
leadership roles in growing our local innovation economy.”
According to the U.S.
Department of Commerce, female employees fill fewer than 25 percent
of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) jobs — even though
they make up nearly half of the overall workforce. Only five percent of
startups are led by women. The goal of the Women Drive Innovation
campaign is to inspire more women to pursue careers and start
This initiative coincided with Intuit having recently been named as one
100 Best Workplaces for Women.
“At Intuit, we have a long history of attracting, developing and
promoting women across our company, which is reflected in our leadership
ranks, where women hold 33 percent of all leadership roles,” said
Whitney MacDougall, vice president, Corporate Affairs. “We are proud to
be part of this initiative and to help San Diego companies cultivate a
talented, engaged and diverse workforce that drives innovation.”
About Intuit Inc.
Intuit Inc. creates business and
financial management solutions that simplify the business of life for
small businesses, consumers and accounting professionals. Its flagship
products and services include QuickBooks® and TurboTax®,
which make it easier to manage small
businesses and tax
preparation and filing. Mint provides
a fresh, easy and intelligent way for people to manage their money,
while Intuit’s ProConnect brand
portfolio includes ProConnect
and Lacerte®, the
company’s leading tax preparation offerings for professional accountants.
Founded in 1983, Intuit had revenue of $4.7 billion in its fiscal year
2016. The company has approximately 7,900 employees with major offices
in the United States, Canada,
the United Kingdom, India, Australia and
other locations. More information can be found at www.intuit.com.
Rob Castro, 858-603-2871