cbc had an outstanding participation in the global event “Target Gender Equality Live” organized by the United Nations Global Compact. During this event, leaders from different sectors discussed gender equality, achievements and challenges to overcome. The day included a series of forums, events and prominent speakers, such as António Guterres, Secretary General of the United Nations.
cbc was one of the four companies invited to participate in the forum “10th Anniversary of the Women’s Empowerment Principles: Foundations for Equity in Practice” in recognition of its commitment to the fulfillment of these seven principles throughout its value chain. María José Villanueva, cbc’s Corporate Director of People and Management, represented the corporation and shared the company’s vision for achieving gender equity and the programs that have enabled it to stand out globally in this area. The panel also included executives from world-class companies: GAP, Natura&Co and MetLife.
In 2018, cbc became the first company in Guatemala to subscribe to the 7 Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), developed by the United Nations Global Compact and UN Women. Now, three years after signing, cbc has become the first Guatemalan company to participate in a “Target Gender Equality Live” forum, held annually by the United Nations Global Compact.
“Since our founding at cbc we believe in meritocracy, merit for achievement, and inclusion, we are certain that equal rights and opportunities for men and women are beneficial for all. Our adherence to the WEPs in 2018 allowed us to organize and promote a plan with specific programs and clear metrics that promote gender eq”Since our founding at cbc we believe in meritocracy, merit for achievement, and inclusion, we are certain that equal rights and opportunities for men and women is beneficial for everyone. Our adherence to the WEPs in 2018 allowed us to organize and empower a plan with specific programs and clear metrics that promote gender equity in working conditions, talent attraction, training, and equal pay,” said María José Villanueva, Corporate Director of People and Management at cbc.
With a clear strategy and active leadership, the programs implemented by cbc have today become a benchmark of success in promoting gender equality and women’s empowerment. Among them are:
- Mujeres líderes: A platform that develops the competencies and skills of women, in addition to providing them with accompaniment and training in their career plan.
- At your side: A psychological support program that contributes to the integral wellbeing of individuals.
- Dream work: Work flexibility and remote work opportunities.
- Integral wellness: With programs for physical activity, nutrition and other important aspects to ensure the wellbeing of all employees.