Cengage Learning Named to 2015 Ideagen Impact 100 List

Joins Industry Leaders at Ideagen 2015 UN “Empowering Women & Girls” Summit

Boston, MA, Mar. 04, 2015 — Education is a transformational driver opening the door to better opportunities for success and upward mobility for today’s workforce. As a result, Cengage Learning, a leading global education company, is committed to providing high quality education that is more accessible and easy to use. In acknowledgment of efforts focused on the empowerment of women, Cengage Learning and ed2go, the largest provider of turnkey online training and part of Cengage Learning, have been named to the 2015 Ideagen Impact 100 list. This annual list recognizes the 100 influential organizations that are empowering women and girls globally through their leadership and commitment to change.

“At Cengage Learning and ed2go we believe education is at the core of a high-functioning and productive society,” Carrie Doyle, General Manager, ed2go. “We are committed to providing tools and resources to help students achieve their greatest potential, empowering them to be confident, educated and successful members of today’s workforce. As the female demographic makes up the majority of ed2go’s core channel, many of our products are focused on empowering women in the workforce through education and training for upward career mobility.”

“We are honored that Cengage Learning and ed2go are included on the 2015 Ideagen Impact 100 List,” said George Sifakis, Founder and CEO, Ideagen.  “Nominated by their peers in the Ideagen 100, Cengage and ed2go join individuals including the UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, Former First Lady Laura Bush, Bill & Melinda Gates, Arianna Huffington, Daymond John and organizations including Citi, Western Union, Amway, Intellectual Ventures, Lumina Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation among many others on the Impact 100 list.  Today, we recognize the tremendous leadership and impact Cengage and ed2go are demonstrating and their focused commitment to the empowerment of women.”

In addition to this global honor, Cengage Learning/ed2go is also participating in today’s Ideagen Quarterly Summit “Empowering Women and Girls” at the United Nations Headquarters. This Summit brings together global leaders across industries to innovate and collaborate on strategies to combat society’s most critical issues, including the increasing need for skilled workers in nearly all professional industries in the U.S. and around the globe. During the Summit, Cengage Learning and ed2go will also participate in a breakout session focusing on how education can be used as a tool to drive female empowerment. The panel, moderated by ed2go General Manager Carrie Doyle, will delve into the role of education in combating today’s most prominent social issues and the power of education to open doors to greater opportunity and equality.

Part of Cengage Learning, ed2go is a leading provider of online courses for adult continuing education students, and its online career training programs and courses help students improve their knowledge and skills in project management and train for the next step in their professional development. Using a unique blend of interactive learning, real-world case study applications and solid project management principles, ed2go prepares students for what they will face in today’s fast-paced business world.

Ideagen is a cross-sector platform where the world’s leading organizations convene to innovate and collaborate (www.Idea-gen.com). The Ideagen mission is to create a platform to foster an environment for cross-sector dialogue, and to nurture and strengthen connections and communication between organizations leading to the creation of innovative solutions to our society’s most challenging issues.

About Cengage Learning and ed2go
Cengage Learning is a leading educational content, technology, and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets worldwide.  ed2go, part of Cengage Learning, is the largest provider of turnkey online training and education solutions serving the adult education, career and corporate training markets. With over 2,000 colleges, universities, community based organizations and other training providers, ed2go has served more than 2.5 million students. ed2go’s ever-growing catalog of Online Courses and Career Training Programs makes it simple for students to enrich their lives or reach professional goals in a supportive and engaging environment. For more information: www.cengage.com and www.ed2go.com.

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