Degreed announces First Annual Visionary Award Winners

March 16, 2023


Pleasanton, CA, 16th March, 2023: Degreed, the lifelong learning suite relied on by millions of employees and leading enterprises to accelerate workforce capabilities, today announced the shortlisted customers and winners of the inaugural Degreed Visionary Awards. Finalists were honored and winners announced on March 15 at Degreed LENS, an annual event bringing together the brightest minds in business, learning, and talent.


The shortlisted and winning companies are:


Learning Innovator of the Year
Associa – Gold
New York Life Insurance Company – Silver
HP Inc. – Bronze


Learning Marketer of the Year
State Street – Gold
Swisscom (Schweiz) AG – Silver
Fifth Third – Bronze


Learning Technology Launch of the Year
Yara International ASA – Gold
dunnhumby – Silver
Tokopedia – Bronze


Business Performance Program of the Year
CEMEX – Gold
KPMG Global – Silver
Cielo – Bronze


At the award ceremony, Lanette Mattison of the Ford Motor Company was highlighted as the ‘David Blake Learner of the Year’ in recognition of her commitment to lifelong learning.


The judging panel included analysts Michael Rochelle of the Brandon Hall Group, Lori Niles of NilesNolan, as well as notable Degreed thought leaders including Kelly Palmer, Susie Lee, Janice Burns, and Steve Boucher.


Entrants were judged on the value and impact of their learning program, the overall success of each program, innovation, and creativity.


Sarah Danzl, VP of Communications and Client Marketing said, “Degreed customers are known for pushing the boundaries of traditional learning. The aim of the awards is to celebrate and recognize the critical work that these learning teams are doing in their organizations every day at a time when continuous, consistent skill-building is vital. Currently, 89% of business executives believe that skills are becoming more important in defining work but only 18% feel that their workforce skills are being used to their full potential. I hope that the examples set by the winning and shortlisted companies of the first Degreed Visionary Awards will inspire us all to invest more in lifelong learning and data driven development – putting skills at the heart of work!”


About Degreed 


Degreed is the learning platform relied on by millions of employees from hundreds of global companies to build skills for today and tomorrow. We bring self-directed and deep skilling together with required training so organizations can continuously meet company goals and evolve quickly as your business demands. With Degreed, organizations drive agile talent with better insights and skill data, and employees own their upward mobility through learning experiences personalized to their expertise and interests. Founded in 2012, Degreed is headquartered in Pleasanton, California, with additional offices in Salt Lake City, Leiden, and Brisbane.


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Jade Emmons
PR manager, Degreed

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