Digicel has announced its latest internal initiative, the Women in Leadership Learning Power (WILL Power) series, 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 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 in the Turks and Caicos Islands under the theme ‘Developing and Empowering Female Talent in the Caribbean’.