The Powered By Women program has won two GEMCAT awards for best equal opportunities initiative.
- Dielectro Industrial and Hispanofil, two Sonepar Ibérica brands, won the prizes for their regions of Galicia and Castilla y León
- The aim of this HR initiative – Powered By Women program - is to promote the development and empowerment of women in four strategic areas
Sonepar Ibérica’s Powered By Women program has won two equal opportunities initiative prizes at the third edition of the awards held by GEMCAT, a cross-border project for the creation of high quality employment in Spain and Portugal.
Awarded to Sonepar Ibérica brands Dielectro Industrial and Hispanofil at a ceremony held on 17 December 2019, the GEMCAT prizes, which are organised jointly by the regions of Galicia, Castilla y León and Extremadura in Spain and Norte in Portugal, reward one initiative per region, making Sonepar Ibérica the only winner for Galicia (Dielectro Industrial) and Castilla y León (Hispanofil).
The prizes reward “measures that contribute to achieving equality of opportunity between women and men in all aspects of business” and are part of the GEMCAT project, co-financed by the INTERREG V – Spain-Portugal (POCTEP) cross-border cooperation program.
The aim of Sonepar Ibérica’s Powered By Women program is to promote the development and empowerment of women in four strategic areas: supporting female talent, raising awareness of the work of outstanding women throughout history, promoting Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) among girls and young women and continued progress in equality, diversity and inclusion.
Since the program’s launch in June 2019, Sonepar Ibérica and its brands have organised several career workshops for women at risk of social exclusion (80 participants) as well as nine STEM workshops in schools, attended by more than 200 students, and have set in place seven equal opportunities plans.