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Pollard Banknote’s Margaret Proven selected as finalist for HR award at 2023 Women in Gaming (WiG)

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May 24, 2023
By Talent Canada

Margaret Proven, Pollard Banknote’s Executive Vice President, Human Resources, selected as a finalist in the 2023 Women in Gaming Diversity Awards (HR Champion category) (CNW Group/Pollard Banknote Limited)

Margaret Proven, executive vice-president of human resources at Pollard Banknote, has been selected as a finalist in the 2023 Women in Gaming (WiG) Diversity & Employee Wellbeing Awards in the HR Champion category.

These awards showcase the gaming industry’s commitment to promoting equality, diversity, and inclusion by honoring individuals and organizations that have shown exceptional dedication in achieving these goals, the Winnipeg-based company said in a press release.

“Margaret’s selection as an HR Champion finalist is a result of the prominent role she has played in leading the development, strategy, and implementation of integrated HR programs consistent with Pollard Banknote’s mission and values,” it said. “With an unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion, she takes pride in building and coaching teams that not only drive performance but also cultivate an intuitive and productive workplace.”

Proven is actively involved in developing strategies and programs to achieve the company’s diversity and inclusion objectives, and she is skillfully supported in these efforts by a diverse team of HR professionals. Since joining Pollard Banknote in 2020, the company has made extraordinary strides under her leadership, it said. For example, becoming a partner employer with the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI).

Under Proven’s direction, the company also established a Diversity Advisory Committee, a diverse group of employees and leaders from across our Canadian operations who serve as an internal advisory group helping to define the company’s priorities and actions as it continues to foster a more inclusive workplace and culture.

She was also instrumental in Pollard Banknote’s recognition as one of Manitoba’s Top Employers for 2023. Organized by Mediacorp Canada Inc., this annual competition celebrates employers with progressive and forward-thinking programs. The award is a testament to Pollard Banknote’s ongoing efforts to provide a safe, healthy, and positive working environment for employees and for its continued obligations to local communities. These efforts are multidimensional and include HR best practices aimed at enhancing the employee experience, boosting morale across the company, and aiding in the recruitment and retention of diverse top-quality talent.

“Margaret’s leadership on diversity, equity, and inclusion within our human resources strategy and throughout the company has helped raise our profile worldwide and evolve Pollard Banknote’s existing diversity and inclusion practices,” said Doug Pollard, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Pollard Banknote. “We thrive as a company because the dedication, passion, and expertise of the people who work here is unrivaled.”

The winner in the HR Champion category, along with over 20 other categories, will be announced on June 8, 2023, at an awards event hosted at the Savoy Hotel in London, England.

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