One of Encora's core values is diversity—the power of harnessing diverse views and opinions to offer our clients innovative software solutions. Applied to our work culture, our diversity values dictate that we embrace every Encorian's background and identity, allowing them to be their best and true selves when working with their teams. As we enter Pride Month, we delve into Encora's journey towards creating a safe place for all and the significance of self-representation.
Creating a Safe Space from the Ground Up
At the heart of Encora's approach lies a firm commitment to human rights and equal opportunities. Encora's values are globally aligned, and each division has its own journey toward establishing safe spaces.
For example, Encora Mexico embarked on a transformative path to ensure that every Encorian felt heard, respected, and supported. The journey began with a series of workshops that invited the entire Mexico region to engage in discussions on respect, inclusion, and the concept of a safe space. Through these forums, employees began to connect and find common ground in their experiences.
Over the course of a year, Encora Mexico continued to build upon this foundation, organizing talks, trainings, and discussions on various LGBTQ+ topics. From trans visibility to inclusive language and rights, these initiatives aimed to familiarize individuals with different aspects of the community and create an environment where everyone's voice could be heard. Acknowledging the significance of representation, Encora Mexico formed an LGBTQ+ leadership team, cultivating a sense of community and amplifying a wide range of perspectives.
With an emphasis on a grassroots approach, our goal is to empower marginalized individuals to use their voices, redirecting attention from traditional hierarchies and encouraging self-representation. We aim to create conditions where individuals can live and feel their power, fostering a sense of belonging and empowerment.
If you want to be part of an inclusive company that is committed to creating a safe space for everyone to be themselves, you can apply at EncoraJobs.
Encora Continues to Drive Change Towards Diversity
Encora's commitment to diversity extends beyond internal initiatives. We have implemented diversity clauses in recruitment, actively seeking to attract and support diverse talent.
Encora's expansion into the Latin American market prompted a thoughtful approach, acknowledging and adapting to the different laws and realities of each country. By operating in a way that respects and addresses local needs, Encora ensures an inclusive and supportive environment for its employees.
"The significance of Pride Month resonates strongly with Encora and its employees. While it is a time for celebration, visibility, and joy, we acknowledge the need to remain cognizant of the diverse experiences within the LGBTQ+ community. Pride serves as a powerful moment of solidarity and companionship, reminding individuals that they are not alone in their journey."
- Mónica Lopez, People & Culture at Encora
In Brazil, Encora has celebrated diversity for two years now with workshops and talks to promote empathy and the importance of fostering inclusion for all Encorians. During these learning sessions our work culture was strengthened by the knowledge of the different LGBTQ+ flags, recommendations of queer movies, tv shows and books, and a constant social media presence of diverse voices in our work community.
Also, in our Mexico Division, we created a series of talks called Diversocial, a mix of diverse + social to jumpstart the conversations around diversity topics, an LGBTQ+-themed movie club, and a series of townhalls to understand what the Mexican community expects from our diversity initiatives.
As we continue to grow and perfect our inclusivity activities and policies around the world, we keep a listening ear to what our work culture needs from its own participants.
Setting a Precedent for the Future
Encora recognizes that the tech industry plays a vital role in setting the tone for work cultures worldwide. By prioritizing employee well-being, Encora stands alongside other tech industry giants. This commitment not only enhances our company's marketing efforts and access to job markets but also inspires others to create similar environments where individuals feel valued and supported.
By celebrating diversity, embracing individual voices, and creating safe spaces, we pave the way for a more inclusive present and future. This is why we need your voice to help us grow and keep innovation as part of our company DNA.