DIGICEL STRENGTHENS FEMALE WORKFORCE WITH ‘WILL POWER’ SERIES
‘Women in Leadership Learning Power’ series sets female managers up for success
Monday, April 25, 2016: Kingston, Jamaica – Digicel has announced its latest internal initiative, the Women in Leadership Learning Power series, (WILL Power), aimed at empowering and grooming female employees for leadership roles across the organisation.
The WILL Power series is delivered in three phases – an intense leadership development workshop that packs learnings into four dynamic days as well as executive coaching and a strict mentoring/mentee programme that matches the participants with senior leaders within the business.
The leadership workshop delivers learnings through simulations, techniques and tactics to build and strengthen leadership and confidence skills, help with career navigation planning as well as to expose participants to role models for success.
“We are committed to playing our part in bridging the gender gap across all our markets and ensuring that all our employees have an equal opportunity to grow and develop to their full potential,” said Kenneth McGrath, CEO, Digicel Caribbean and Central America. “And this is a commitment that is supported at the highest level, with our Chairman, Denis O’Brien being the biggest supporter,” he continued.
Since its launch in December 2015, the WILL Power series has received resoundingly positive feedback from the participants who have been inspired and empowered to turn their knowledge gained at the sessions into action. According to Donna Henry, who participated in the programme in Jamaica, “I have been in Digicel for over 12 years and have done several training sessions, but none of them compare to the WILL Power training. I feel truly empowered to do my job better and to do things I would not have done normally. The visioning exercise has also pushed me to take action for myself, so much so that I’ve since been able to take two critical actions that I’ve been avoiding.”
Another aspect of the WILL Power series sees the company hosting Forums across the Caribbean – the first of which was hosted in the Turks and Caicos Island under the theme, ‘Developing and Empowering Female Talent in the Caribbean’.
ABOUT DIGICEL GROUP
Digicel Group is a total communications and entertainment provider with operations in 33 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and Asia Pacific. After more than 15 years of operation, total investment to date stands at over US$5 billion worldwide. The company is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network.
Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams, including the Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel sponsors the West Indies cricket team and is also the title sponsor of the Caribbean Premier League. In the Pacific, Digicel is the proud sponsor of several national rugby teams and also sponsors the Vanuatu cricket team.
Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Haiti, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea and Trinidad and Tobago which focus on educational, cultural and social development programmes.