Adtalem Educacional do Brasil Joins United Nations Women Alliance
Adtalem Educacional do Brasil - educational group for the brands Ibmec, Damásio and Wyden – has reaffirmed its commitment to gender equality by becoming a signatory of the United Nations (UN) Women-to-All Women's Empowerment Principles project and joining the global network that is dedicated to gender equality and women's empowerment, particularly in the workplace. Adtalem Educacional do Brasil is a part of Adtalem Global Education, a mission-driven educator and provider of workforce solutions headquartered in the United States.
UN Women is the United Nations’ global champion for women and girls, established to accelerate progress on meeting their needs worldwide. UN Women supports UN Member States as they set standards for achieving gender equality, and works to design laws, policies, programs and services and focuses on four strategic priorities:
- Women lead, participate in and benefit equally from governance systems
- Women have income security, decent work and economic autonomy
- All women and girls live a life free from all forms of violence
- Women and girls contribute to and have greater influence in building sustainable peace and resilience, and benefit equally from the prevention of natural disasters and conflicts
"We are so pleased to join the UN Women’s platform. The majority of employees at Adtalem Educacional do Brasil are female, and we are committed to having women be present in all areas of our organization, including at the leadership level," says Deborah Araújo, Senior Director of Human Resources at Adtalem Educacional do Brasil.
Adtalem Educacional do Brasil is proud of the female representation throughout the organization: 52 percent of colleagues, 54 percent of leaders and 46 percent of faculty members. There is a strong female presence at Adtalem Global Education, as well, with 76 percent of U.S. colleagues and 47 percent of senior leadership being female.
The three brands under Adtalem Educational do Brasil participate in the Adtalem’s global network for women’s advocacy called EDGE (Empowerment, Diversity, Growth and Excellence). With 22 chapters at Adtalem institutions and companies around the world, EDGE hosts events and activities that feature strong female leaders who empower and inspire attendees, sharing knowledge and creating aspirations.
Adtalem Educacional do Brasil also is proud to conduct the “Wonder Woman” projects, which offer free financial literacy and entrepreneurship courses for women. More than 200 women in northeastern Brasil have participated.
For information more on the UN Women program visit: http://www.unwomen.org/en
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