SYKES Women in Technology Honored in Costa Rica

Award Type Sustainability
Awarded By Costa Rican-North American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham)
Year Awarded 2017

The Costa Rican-North American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) recognized the SYKES Women in Technology program with a “Social Responsibility in Action” award for honorable mention. AmCham established its Social Responsibility in Action awards program, now in its 21st edition, to encourage and celebrate companies that demonstrate a strong commitment to integrating socially responsible practices as priorities in their business.

SYKES Women in Technology (SWIT) is a gender-equality program that aims to increase inclusion in technically focused accounts, where participation by women is traditionally low. SWIT participants, — including SYKES employees as well as other students — are enrolled in the SYKES Tech Academy, where they receive advanced technical education and skills. Through SWIT, female enrollment in the Tech Academy is increasing significantly, with women moving from 23% to 40% of total enrollment from 2016 to 2017.  Read more