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SYKES Costa Rica Recognized for Good Business Practices

SYKES Costa Rica Recognized for Good Business Practices

SYKES Costa Rica has been recognized for Good Business Practices by Instituto Nacional de las Mujeres (INAMU). The award, which was granted in November 2020, was given for promoting gender equality through the SYKES Inclusive program.

INAMU recognized SYKES specifically for aiming to close the gap between women and men in the workplace and cultivating an environment that allows all employees to thrive and grow in their careers.

SYKES is one of 17 winners in this year’s competition, which gave special recognition to companies that worked tirelessly to maintain gender equality efforts and programs amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Founded in 2005, SYKES Costa Rica employs more than 5,700 people across five siteswithin the country. The company has created multiple programs to support women in the workplace, including SYKES Women in Technology (SWIT).

SWIT is a gender-equality program that connects women with job opportunities in technical accounts, where female participation is historically low. The program provides scholarships to SYKES Tech Academy, where students learn and develop technical skills. Since the inception of SWIT, many women at SYKES have received internal promotions, with female participation in technical accounts nearly doubling over time.

The SWIT program has been recognized throughout Costa Rica for its efforts and was awarded the Social Responsibility in Action award from the Costa Rican-North American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) in 2017. More recently, SWIT was recognized by the Stevie Awards with a Silver Stevie for Achievement in Developing and Promoting Women.

INAMU was founded more than 20 years ago as a governing institution that promotes human rights and diversity while empowering women in Costa Rica. Since 2017, INAMU has recognized 41 businesses in Costa Rica for their achievements toward gender equality and good business practices.

Learn more about SYKES Costa Rica here.

Learn more about INAMU and the Good Business Practices Awards here.