Nissan to Achieve 50% Female Participation in Mexico
With the aim of boosting gender diversity in the automotive sector, Nissan has implemented a series of programs to support women in the industry. Luciana Herrmann, Director of Corporate Communication, Nissan Mexico, highlighted that in recent years, the percentage of working women in the company has shown a significant increase. While there are still challenges to overcome, Nissan is actively seeking solutions.
"We have implemented a series of actions that have transformed Nissan’s workplace into a more inclusive and respectful environment, where women’s leadership is promoted," Herrmann said. The director pointed out that of the company’s 16,000 company workers, 42% are women. However, there are some areas, such as manufacturing, where more than 90% of the employees are men, which according to Herrmann is a reflection of the lack of women pursuing a career in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
“Nissan has its own university, called Nissan University, which offers training to young professionals so they can gain knowledge, experience and thus enter the automotive industry while achieving their highest potential,” Herrmann explained. Additionally, she underscored that this kind of initiatives have allowed Nissan to become one of the most attractive automotive companies for female talent.
"We will continue to develop actions and programs so that more and more women can join Nissan’s workforce. Our goal is to reach 50% of female participation inside the company, because in Nissan we are fully committed to the women of this country, "concluded Herrmann.
Recently, Nissan announced that it had reached the 15-million-unit production mark. Through a press release, José Román, President and Director General, Nissan Mexicana, Nissan Importers Business Unit and INFINITI, described this achievement as “a historic accomplishment that demonstrates the quality, commitment and vision of Nissan in Mexico.”
The Japanese company arrived in Mexico more than 60 years ago and now has three plants in the country. CIVAC, located in Cuernavaca, is the oldest plant of the company in Mexico, besides being the first one of Nissan outside Japan. The remaining two plants, A1 and A2, located in Aguascalientes, started operations in 1992 and 2013, respectively.