“WomenTogether”: program to combat gender inequality debuts in Brazil
- August 20, 2022
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In order to encourage more women to develop their careers, the technology consultancy NTT DATA will promote, for the first time in Brazil, the “WomenTogether”. The program, created in 2021, aims to support female professional growth through training, mentoring and networking.
Held between July and December, the initiative will include 50 participants from different regions of Latin America. In Brazil, 22 professionals will benefit, in addition to 18 executives acting as mentors.
“WomenTogether is a program that aims to support the growth of women in the executive path, working on the training of mentors in the fight against gender stereotypes and biases”, says Maurício Martins, people manager at NTT DATA Brazil. “With the program, we will create a network of leading women to contribute to actions related to the theme and transmit the culture of female empowerment at NTT DATA”, he adds.
During these months, the women will receive training and mentoring that reinforce the strengths of each professional, in addition to encouraging self-knowledge, visibility and the ability to inspire others. Leadership and impact on society training are also included.
According to the organizers, “WomenTogether” is centered on two pillars: specific training and mentoring with a gender-focused vision. Altogether, the initiative has four objectives:
– Support the professional growth of women in executive teams;
– Combat gender inequalities, stereotypes and prejudices;
– Create a network of women who are a reference in the company;
– Promote a space for learning and debate to obtain feedback on the experience of women in the company.
“The initiative emerges as a positive action in the search for a continuous evolution of women’s participation in executive leadership positions. The objective is to work specifically with the group of women who are in the early stages of their executive careers and offer tools that help improve their leadership”, concludes Marina G. Álvarez, head of diversity at NTT DATA Europe and LATAM.
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