Make-A-Wish International has been awarded Great Place to Work Certification for the first time, recognizing the organization’s commitment to creating a positive and inclusive workplace culture. This certification is granted to companies that meet specific standards for workplace excellence, based on employee feedback and an evaluation of organizational policies and practices.

“Make-A-Wish International is proud to receive this recognition and will continue to prioritize creating a supportive and fulfilling work environment for all employees. This certification is a testament to the passion and commitment of our staff to making a difference in the lives of children living with critical illnesses”, said Luciano Manzo, President and CEO of Make-A-Wish International.

Headquartered in Hilversum, Netherlands with remote staff based in several other countries, Make-A-Wish International works with a network of 40 Make-A-Wish Affiliates in 50 countries across the globe. The organisation is dedicated to granting life-changing wishes to children who are living with critical illnesses. To date, over 550,000 wishes have been granted worldwide.

Great Place to Work is the global authority on workplace culture, recognized worldwide by employees and employers alike for identifying outstanding employee experiences. As an employer, Make-A-Wish International prides itself on a culture that values equity, where everyone’s voice is heard, and where every individual feels valued and respected. Flexible working arrangements promote a healthy work-life balance, and the organization’s mission fosters a sense of reward amongst employees.

Niamh Ryan

Niamh Ryan

Niamh Ryan is Senior Manager, PR and Communications at Make-A-Wish International, having joined the organisation in 2022 after 5 years at Make-A-Wish Ireland. Niamh oversees the organisation’s internal and external communications and looks after media relations and media strategy. With a background in digital marketing, she is passionate about employing the latest technology and trends to help more people learn about the life-changing power of a wish-come-true!