Seagate honoured for Advancement of Women in the Workplace

2005-05-03 00:00:00.0

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - The Professional BusinessWomen of California (PBWC) has selected Seagate Technology (NYSE:STX) as a winner of its 2005 Pacesetter Award. The awards honour the top Bay Area companies to advance women in the workplace.

State Senator Jackie Speier, founder of PBWC, will present the 2005 Pacesetter Awards during the keynote luncheon at the 16th Annual PBWC Conference on Tuesday, 3 May 2004 at the Moscone Convention Centre in San Francisco.

"Seagate is committed to advancing women in the workplace, and we are delighted that Seagate's efforts are being recognised," said Karen Hanlon, Seagate Senior Vice President of Human Resources. "In the past year, we have increased the number of female executives and our ratio of female new-hires in Northern California. Seagate is a place where women are welcomed as contributors, and have significant opportunities to advance in their careers based on performance."

"As the leading organisation in California supporting the advancement of women, PBWC is proud to recognise companies that promote women into the highest ranks of their organisations and demonstrate an ongoing commitment to their professional development," said Debra Boblitt, President of PBWC and Vice President-agency, State Farm Insurance. "We are pleased to name Seagate to this prestigious list of companies that embody the mission and values of PBWC."

The Pacesetter Award winners were selected from 53 of the largest public companies from nine Bay Area counties. The PBWC Pacesetter Award ranks firms according to:

* Percentage of women employees;
* Percentage of women executives;
* Percentage of women corporate officers;
* Quality and quantity of company-sponsored programmes that benefit women in the workplace.

About PBWC
The Professional BusinessWomen of California (www.pbwc.org) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to advancing the professional and personal development of Bay Area women by providing tools, resources, training and inspiration.

About Seagate
Seagate is the worldwide leader in the design, manufacturing and marketing of hard disc drives, providing products for a wide range of Enterprise, Desktop, Mobile Computing and Consumer Electronics applications. Seagate's business model leverages technology leadership and world-class manufacturing to deliver industry-leading innovation and quality to its global customers, and to be the low cost producer in all markets in which it participates. The Company is committed to delivering award-winning products, customer support and reliability to meet the world's growing demand for information storage. Seagate can be found around the globe and at www.seagate.com.

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