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Today, the Women’s Foundation of Minnesota announced that Salo/Oberon/Numberworks has been named the winner of the 2011 Champion for Equality Award. The Foundation presents the award annually to a Minnesota-based corporation or business for its commitment to moving gender equality forward for women in the workplace.

Salo/Oberon/NumberWorks will receive the award at The Stir (formerly the Joint Dinner of Women’s Professional Associations) on Thursday, March 10, 2011 from 5:00-8:30 p.m. at the Marriott – City Center, in downtown Minneapolis.

“Salo/Oberon/NumberWorks was the enthusiastic pick for this year’s award because of its commitment to building and nurturing women’s leadership through its policies and practices, which include generous benefits, a flexible operating philosophy, and innovative work environment,” said Lee Roper-Batker, Foundation president and CEO. “This company is blazing a trail for women’s equality in the workplace that we hope others will follow.”

“We are very honored to be recognized for our dedication to supporting women’s leadership in the workplace,” said Amy Langer, Co-Founder of Salo/Oberon/NumberWorks. “Our firm is passionate about connecting people and finding innovative ways to evolve both our business and that of our clients. This award is a great representation of those efforts.”

For 22 years, The Stir (formerly the Joint Dinner of Women’s Professional Associations) has provided a unique, annual opportunity for professional women in Minnesota to network, share best practices across careers, and celebrate women in business. Online registration for The Stir is open through March 8 at www.wfmn.org.

The Women’s Foundation of Minnesota is a statewide community foundation that invests in social change to achieve equality for all women and girls in Minnesota. The Foundation funds innovative social change programs, builds women’s philanthropy, conducts and reports research, advocates public policy, and educates the public about the successes and challenges of Minnesota’s women and girls. It is the oldest women’s foundation in the country. More at www.wfmn.org.