There is a groundswell of efforts aimed at increasing the inclusive and diverse character of innovation. This comes as technology and automation advance, and the returns to technologically enabled activities grow at an exceptional rate relative to traditional sectors. Non-profits just like CINDE, thought-leading MNCs in Costa Rica and the government are working to bring more of society into these activities in an effort to promote inclusive, equitable growth.
Research also suggests well-managed diverse teams significantly outperform homogenous ones over time, driving profitability, innovation, decision-making, and employee engagement.
KPMG Corporate Services Costa Rica, 2020
Human Development Report, 2018
among the most common sustainability programs put in place (KPMG Corporate Services Survey Costa Rica, 2020).
Costa Rica ranks 20th in the world for respecting racial, ethnic minorities and LGBT rights (Global Tolerance Index, 2015)
Female workers represent 48% of the life sciences sector in Costa Rica (Vital Statistics Survey, CINDE, 2019)
Costa Rica is 1st in Diversity of workforce in LATAM (WEF, 2019)
Female workers represent 40% of the services sector in Costa Rica (Vital Statistics Survey, CINDE, 2019)
Female workers represent 37% of the manufacturing sector in Costa Rica (Vital Statistics Survey, CINDE, 2019)
According to the Institute of Economics and Peace, 2018
And one of the top 20 in the world, safeguarding it for over 120 years (Democracy Index, 2019; EIU)
Driven by a passion to help patients
Fostering an inclusive culture is part of Edwards Lifesciences Costa Rica´s essence. The company created a new tailor-made training program in Medical Manufacturing Assistance, in partnership with the Institute of National Training (INA in Spanish), for the employability of people living in poverty and extreme poverty, impacting mostly women mostly heads of household.
Improving and saving women´s lives
As global champions for women’s health, diversity is embedded into Hologic´s culture and DNA. In Costa Rica, 62% of Hologic's workforce is female, and half of the local management positions are also held by women.
Believing in diversity and inclusion as a cornerstone
P&G invests heavily in the Diversity & Inclusion programs. One of the most recent was the first NeuroDiverse program, hiring 12 full time employees on the autism spectrum in the Costa Rican site. The company makes sure everyone can take their entire self to work and be comfortable in the workplace.
A diverse team providing trusted insights
Moody´s employees in Costa Rica represent seven different nationalities, and over 60% of supervisory positions are held by women, illustrating Moody’s strong commitment to a diverse, inclusive workplace. In January, Moody’s was named to the 2020 Bloomberg Gender Equality Index, and has been named to the Working Mother 100 Best Companies list for four consecutive years. Moody’s also recently achieved its ninth consecutive top score on the Human Rights Campaign’s Corporate Equality Index, a report on corporate policies and practices related to LGBTQ workplace equality.
Embracing diversity as a pioneer in healthcare
Employees from more than 15 different nationalities work at Roche Services & Solutions, providing support and solutions in Spanish, English, Portuguese, and French. Diversity & Inclusion are part of the company’s core principles, as a means to create an environment that fosters innovation. At Roche Services & Solutions Operations Americas, currently, 52% of leadership positions are held by women, and 18% of the site employees are over 40 years of age.
Powering the smart and connected digital world we live in
For Intel Costa Rica, increasing the participation of women in science and technology areas is a fundamental matter, not only to guarantee equity, but because careers in these fields are the ones that will generate more and better sources of employment. The company works hard in its volunteer programs to motivate girls and young people to take an interest in these areas, trying to eliminate existing stereotypes about the characteristics that a person must have to develop in STEM.
Learning has been a cornerstone of our society since 1870 when education became free and mandatory. We will continue to invest where it matters the most: our people.
We embrace challenges, learn rapidly and welcome opportunities. A nation governed in peace with a solid long-standing democracy that stands behind health, education and the pursuit of self-development.EXPLORE MORE +40 active talent developing programs with universities and technical institutions based on companies' needs
Costa Rica’s highly educated workforce and friendly business environment make it a great location for our support service operations. Moody’s greatest strengths are in its people, and as we continue to expand our support center presence in Costa Rica we continue to benefit from its impressive, diverse talent pool.
At Hologic, we are committed to providing innovative medical technology to benefit the health of millions of women the world over, based on a culture of continuous improvement and operational excellence. This commitment is understood by the more than 700 employees working for the company in Costa Rica in the manufacturing plant and Financial Services Center. It should be noted that 62% of our workforce is female, and half of the local management positions are also held by women.
We came to Costa Rica to grow hand in hand with the community. Not only have we already opened employment opportunities for more than 600 people, but we also expect to continue growing to achieve 1,100 jobs by the end of 2020. We are providing quality jobs to the people of Cartago and its surroundings, excellent development programs to our employees, the opportunity to support the health and treatment of patients worldwide, while continuing to contribute to the community through numerous social projects.
Since the early days of Micro, over 50 years ago, we have relied on the skills and "get it done" attitude of our female workforce to deliver and safeguard the integrity of our products. Today, we are still over 50% female in our Costa Rican factory, and they are present in almost every level of the company. We simply could not succeed without them. As a father of two daughters, making sure women have a place in the future of manufacturing is important to me - and to Micro.
We are not only committed to helping consumers, but we believe that diversity of thinking, and the way we harness it, helps to fuel our innovation. It makes us more relevant to consumers and our clients.
Intel Costa Rica promotes the professional growth of both men and women, since it is proven, by different sources, that the formation of diverse work teams generates better returns on investment and also facilitates the resolution of problems with a variety of alternatives. This allows covering different target audiences