Liberty Latin America Ltd. (“Liberty Latin America” or “LLA”) (NASDAQ: LILA and LILAK, OTC Link: LILAB) continues its ongoing commitment in celebrating with the global community on International Women’s Day (IWD). Today, under the theme #ChooseToChallenge, the Company reiterates its commitment across Latin America and the Caribbean in driving positive change for women in the workplace, achieving a balance in gender equality in leadership roles across the organization, and boosting the percentage of female employees within the Company, which currently stands at 42%.
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Employees at the Southwest Plaza store in Nassau, Bahamas, striking the #ChooseToChallenge pose in support of the International Women’s Day global campaign. (Photo: Business Wire)
As a leading communications company, Liberty Latin America’s workforce is proudly comprised of different cultures, ethnicities, and races, and is spread over diverse geographies in more than 20 countries. The Company supports empowerment, equality and opportunity – both within the organization and across the communities where it operates – by creating an environment where everyone feels represented and appreciated.
Kerry Scott, Chief People Officer, Liberty Latin America, marked the occasion of International Women’s Day by saying, “Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion is a commitment that we make from the inside out, by giving voice to our people, valuing their opinions, and empowering them to be themselves and bring their whole self to work. Today, on International Women’s Day, we advocate for gender equality and celebrate female accomplishments, but we know there is still much to be done. As a company, we are dedicated to closing the gap between men and women in the workplace, and we also want to be a positive catalyst for change in the communities where we live and work. We are on a journey, but I’m confident that advancements can be made if we continue to choose to challenge impediments to progress.”
On March 8th, the Company will gather its nearly 12,000 employees to participate in a Virtual Summit to commemorate International Women’s Day (IWD). During the Summit, various topics will be addressed related to gender equality, the pandemic’s impact on working women, mental health, and how to overcome biases to grow professionally.
The Summit will be held in English and Spanish and hosted by Kerry Scott, with participation from Liberty Latin America’s Executive Team and internationally recognized leaders:
- The Honourable Shamfa Cudjoe, Minister of Sport and Community Development, Trinidad & Tobago.
- Shellye Archambeau, Fortune 500 board member, former CEO of MetricStream, Advisor and Author, with over 30 years of experience in technology leading organizations focused on business to business as well as business to consumer.
- Senator Dr.Varma Deyalsingh, Psychiatrist and Member of the Trinidad & Tobago Parliament.
- Gabrielle Britton, Scientist who is head of the Center for Neuroscience of INDICASAT AIP, a biomedical research institute focused on basic and clinical research of human diseases as well as biodiversity research.
- Marcela Perilla, VP of Sales for Dell LATAM, and named One of the 50 Power Women in Colombia by Forbes in 2020.
In recent years, Liberty Latin America has implemented several innovative policies and initiatives to support a more gender-balanced culture including:
- Its Parental Leave Policy, which provides eight weeks of fully paid leave to new parents and sixteen weeks leave for birth parents. This approach is the first of its kind in the telecommunications industry in the region and aligns closely with the Company’s philosophy and culture of diversity and inclusion.
- Its Flexible Work Framework, which offers increased personal flexibility that is built around trust, maintains togetherness, and focuses on results. This effort was designed to recognize that the dynamics and balance between personal and professional life has significantly changed as the world operates in an increasingly interconnected environment.
To further its commitment and focus on Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI), Liberty Latin America’s CEO, Balan Nair, signed the CEO Action for Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) Pledge. This is the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance this topic in the workplace. A listening tour quickly followed this. More than 100 employees in 20 countries participated in discussions on role modeling, local talent development, gender pay equity, and other relevant issues around equal opportunity.
Throughout this year, Liberty Latin America will be hosting a ‘Talk Series’ to bring forward a range of EDI topics. Employees will learn from one another and drive a focus on racial equity, gender equality, and topics related to sexual identity.
ABOUT LIBERTY LATIN AMERICA
Liberty Latin America is a leading communications company operating in over 20 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean under the consumer brands VTR, Flow, Liberty, Más Móvil, BTC, UTS and Cabletica. The communications and entertainment services that we offer to our residential and business customers in the region include digital video, broadband internet, telephony and mobile services. Our business products and services include enterprise-grade connectivity, data center, hosting and managed solutions, as well as information technology solutions with customers ranging from small and medium enterprises to international companies and governmental agencies. In addition, Liberty Latin America operates a sub-sea and terrestrial fiber optic cable network that connects over 40 markets in the region.
Liberty Latin America has three separate classes of common shares, which are traded on the NASDAQ Global Select Market under the symbols “LILA” (Class A) and “LILAK” (Class C), and on the OTC link under the symbol “LILAB” (Class B).
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