Sims Limited, parent company of e-scrap and ITAD giant Sims Lifecycle Services, last week announced an initiative designed to support and develop female leaders within the company.
Sims on Sept. 16 announced “Women Leading @ Sims,” a program company leaders say comes in response to employee interest.
“The 10-month development program was created directly from the candid, actionable and practical feedback women working at the company shared with executive leaders through a series of women-led forums in each region,” the company stated in a release. “Women Leading @ Sims provides the internal mentorship and skills needed for career growth that women requested, and it is packaged in a virtual, monthly workshop-style course.”
Ingrid Sinclair, global president of the company’s ITAD arm, Sims Lifecycle Services (SLS), said the program reflects the value the company places on diversity and bringing in new perspectives.
“Women Leading @ Sims is a new and exciting opportunity for us to recognize and support the leadership capabilities of high performing women at Sims, and I am honored to be the co-creator and executive sponsor of this initiative,” Sinclair said.
The SLS employees who are being mentored are San San Chua, a country manager at SLS; Robin Cruzen, global marketing manager; Jeanne Grimmer, finance and process improvement director; and Crystal Pernell, global manager of service delivery.
Brad Baker, group chief human resources officer for Sims Limited, said the program has the company “nurturing and developing the bench strength of the emerging female leaders across our organization, building our internal capability pipeline, and demonstrating why the distinctive set of strengths and insights that women bring to the organizations where they work leads to success.”
Boosting female and minority leadership within the electronics recycling sector has been a growing point of focus for e-scrap stakeholders in recent years.
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