July this year saw the culmination of the fifth generation of the Lean-In Circles, attended by a total of 202 participants, including 15 directors. Most of the circles held by the fifth generation were created with a global focus in mind, and included participants from all the countries where Ternium has a presence, to encourage the exchange of different perspectives and ideas.
The Lean-In Circles initiative began in 2019 as a way to open a space aimed at promoting diversity. It soon became a key point of the company’s diversity program. In these circles, participants can openly discuss inclusion topics such as unconscious bias, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, intercultural leadership, global perspectives, among others. It is important to emphasize that this program is an initiative that was included in the criteria evaluated for Ternium whereby it was considered a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ+ Equality” by Human Rights Campaign, a distinction obtained for the third consecutive year in Mexico, and for the first time in Argentina and Brazil.
This coming September, a new generation of Lean-In Circles will begin, opening another space for inclusivity. For the first time, participants will focus on the topic of inclusive leadership, touching on matters such as the concept of an equity perspective, how to develop safe work environments, bias management and how to prepare ourselves to be leaders in this area. In this edition, people of all levels, areas and positions will be able to participate with the aim of learning more about their leadership style in an environment where active listening is a key to finding solutions for better inclusion in today's world.