Carmen Sampol | Grupo SAMPOL CEO.
Grupo SAMPOL is a Spanish multinational headquartered at Palma de Mallorca and present in Canada, Cap Vert, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Honduras, Italy, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, Peru, and Puerto Rico. In the 85 years since it was founded in 1934 by my grandfather José Sampol the company has undertaken projects in 19 countries on four continents.
SAMPOL places substantial stakes on diversity and equal opportunities. We owe the success of our internationalisation endeavour largely to cultural, linguistic, gender, age, educational and outlook-on-life diversity. Our stand in favour of diversity has been a key to growth.
Although our sector, engineering, energy efficiency and digitalisation, is predominantly masculine, we are undergoing global cultural change with a steep rise in female talent the world over. Companies are very well positioned to capitalise on that increase in female talent. We must assume our major responsibility for including that talent in our organisations, which at SAMPOL is structured under our Equality Plan.
We must enlist the best leaders, irrespective of sex, able to motivate staff and help our organisations innovate and grow. Diversity and with it female talent strengthen and intensely enrich our organisations.
*This publication is part of the section 'Female leadership in internationalisation' which is available in COFIDES' 2020 Activity and Sustainability Report.