TogetHER: Social Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
Strategy: The TogetHER Program constitutes a project which has been established in 2019 in order to increase to a much higher level the rate of our female employees in the managerial positions as a company whose female employee rate is 66% and to increase the representation of women in the departments where the rate of female employees is low and to raise awareness regarding the social gender equality.
Approach: Together constitutes one of the most important outputs of our vision of “sustainable human resources” with respect to which we opened an entirely new page by virtue of the Cultural Transformation project we initiated in 2017 and our characteristic value of “equality”.
As AvivaSA, we attach special importance to the social gender equality, equal participation of women to the business life and equality in terms of all our implementations as from our establishment. We placed diversity and equality of opportunity among the sustainability goals. These goals are related with the “Social Gender Equality” and “Reduced Inequalities” among the SDG undertakings of the UN. Such as our shareholders Sabancı Holding and Aviva, we also provide support for the national and international formations. Our company has signed one of the most important initiatives, Women’s Empowerment Principles of the United Nations. Our CEO Fırat Kuruca became the Equality Ambassador by providing support for the Equality Ambassador CEOs movement of the Professionel Women’s Network Association. Our management team supports the #heforshe movement of the UN via the social media.
In addition to these, participation and cooperation are also available among the important sustainability goals of our company. Within this scope, the equal participation and cooperation of our female and male employees in the “TogetHER” program is considerably important. When we approached all these matters, our project originated.
Our Works Executed Within the Scope of TogetHER
Primarily, we focused on creating awareness with regard to the Social Gender Equality and ensuring that this concept will be adopted by the employees within the scope of our project. Subsequently, we regulated our procedures and implementations from this point of view. In our future plan, the employees who have adopted the gender equality and who consider the new processes from this point of view will be available. Within this context, our trainings and awareness works shall be continued. In addition to this, increasing the number of our female employees at the management level and in the Information Technologies department shall constitute one of our numerical goals. Increasing the number of female managers is among the company goals of AvivaSA with regard to this year.