Mexico City, July 15, 2022.- On Friday Iberdrola México concluded its first Diversity and Inclusion Week with a great follow-up from its staff members, clients and suppliers, along with a firm resolve to promote equality within the company.
“A company requires talent to thrive. And talent is diverse. This is why this first Diversity and Inclusion Week has been important for Iberdrola México, as it allows us to speed up change within the company and also be an industry benchmark in this area,” said Enrique Alba, the CEO of Iberdrola México.
During the event’s opening day in Monterrey, the company’s CEO signed a decalogue of commitments that includes, among other points, preparing a census on diversity and inclusion in the workforce, training for company leaders on the subject, improving maternity and paternity leave, as well as measures to empower women in the communities where the company has a presence.
Throughout this week, Iberdrola México gave a series of conferences and workshops that staff members could follow virtually and reflect on issues such as gender equality in the workplace or the inclusion of people with disabilities or who are part of the LGBTIQ+ community.
During the “ABC of LGBT” panel, for example, attendees heard members of the community talk about their different life experiences and recommendations for fostering their full inclusion within a company.
There was also a panel in which gender issue specialists reflected on different sexist practices that are replicated, consciously or unconsciously, in the workplace, and shared some actions to help break down gender biases.
The activities concluded with a guided tour of the Museum of Memory and Tolerance in Mexico City for more than 100 staff members.
On this closing day, and after a contest was held among the 1,300 staff members, a donation was awarded to three NGOs working in the fields of gender equality (Cordem), people with disabilities (Ver Contigo) and sexual diversity (Yaaj Mexico), with the aim of working with them to implement volunteer work.
“Promoting professional development is a priority for achieving equality, which is why Cordem has spent more than 20 years focusing on education to break this gender gap. We are very pleased to receive this donation that will allow us to continue empowering women through training,” said Andrea Teran, Director of Development at Cordem, an NGO based in Monterrey, Nuevo León.