A Escola Bahiana de Medicina e Saúde Pública it is, once again, nationally recognized for its vanguard vision and its humanistic and democratic values. The proof of this was the Equity in Leadership Award, which highlighted the four companies with the highest number of women leaders in Brazil. The award was granted by CKZ Diversidade in partnership with the Great Place to Work institute, during the 9th Women in Highlights Forum, which took place on November 27th and 28th, in São Paulo. On the occasion, the institution was represented by the manager of the Strategic Management of People and Organizational Learning – GEPAP, Telma Bastos.
The award honors organizations that carry out good practices in gender diversity with the aim of achieving a balance among leaders, contemplating companies with more than 40% of women in top leadership positions. THE Bahiana today it has 1359 employees, of which 59% are women.
To compete, organizations had to explain how they created opportunities and developed initiatives to spread gender diversity and increase the number of women leaders. Besides the Bahiana, which today has 55% of leadership positions held by women, DHL also received the award, with 72% of leadership positions held by women, Eurofarma, with 52%, and SC Johnson, with 63%.
In her speech, Telma Bastos emphasized the profile of Bahiana as an institution that embraces diversity in its breadth, “since 2007 has been a citizen company for going beyond the legal quota of PCDs and apprentices, which granted awards in 2018 and 1st place in the Human Being Award ABRH-Ba, with the UniDiversity work, we are all One! We describe, in this work, how the Bahiana built and consolidated a culture of inclusion. It is top grade at the MEC and has one of the 3 cheapest medical courses in the country, which confirms that education and health with fair prices and quality education is something possible in a scenario divided by inequality”.
Telma explains that the high number of women in leadership positions at the institution is not due to a specific policy, but to a specific culture of valuing the most sensitive and unifying management profile: “We are on the right path, because we know that the great potential of an organization that wants to transform the world is one that knows it needs to transform itself first. This awareness of transformation is greatly enhanced, and the more diverse this environment – not only in terms of gender but also in terms of race, creeds –, the richer and more conducive to fertilization it is. And that makes companies become great”.