As a reinforcement of one
of its main pillars, Neoenergia promotes actions to address the
Diversity theme with its internal audience. Among the highlights, the company
will hold, this June, a week with guests to discuss relevant issues in society,
such as sexuality, violence against women, race, acceptance, among others. The
action is part of the Diversity Program of the company, which aims to
promote a work environment of inclusion, respect for differences, empowerment
and fight against prejudice.
"Our purpose is to
fight for equal opportunities and we know we can make a difference, as we are
an important part of this process. We believe in equality in all fields and
that, in addition to being a primordial right, it is also one of the essential
foundations for building a more prosperous and fair world for all groups",
sayd Régia Barbosa, Superintendent of Organizational Development at
During Diversity Week,
employees will have access to exclusive conversations with guests such as Maíra
Azevedo, who is the journalist and content creator on the YouTube channel Tia
Má. In her presentation, she will address topics such as daily life,
relationships, racism and feminism. Gabriela Augusto will also participate, a
trans and black woman, who in recent years has been dedicating herself to
consulting work on Diversity and Inclusion in organizations. The central
discussion of the lectures and debate rounds will be around the themes: Why is
Diversity important to you?, Unconscious bias, Violence against women,
Diversity in business, Self-esteem and protagonism to include yourself.
Besides, Neoenergia will take the opportunity to launch
the Junt+s webapp, an exclusive platform to multiply content, with
testimonials, information, diversity numbers, videos and games. In this space,
the company's teams can always be informed about the subject, know how to
recognize and perform good practices in the most different environments and
have access to all the benefits of promoting diversity in all areas of life.
Currently, the company has
43% of women in its corporate teams, while the Executive Board has 44% of
female members. The goal is for the percentage numbers to be even more
expressive in the coming years. Financial independence is one of the main ways
to empower all groups of people and, with this in mind, promoting equality in
the access to the labor market is very important.
"When we respect
differences, we are able to build, together, the world we want to live in, with
more empathy, equality and opportunities for everyone. We want our employees to
feel at ease to be who they are, with the freedom and belonging they deserve”,
Within this strategy, the
company plans to constantly review its Human Resources processes, act in
recruitment and selection to make selection processes more inclusive, train its
leadership for diversity management and continue to promote diversity actions
to empower and fight prejudice.
Neoenergia also maintains an
Equal Opportunities and
not allowing any type of discrimination by race, color, age, sex, marital
status, ideology, political opinions, nationality, religion, sexual orientation
or any other personal, physical or social condition among its professionals.
The initiatives are in line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of
the UN, especially number 5, Gender equality.
Among the other initiatives
in favor of diversity, the company has just become the first exclusive
sponsor of the Brazilian women's soccer team, also supporting the national club
competition, which was renamed to Brasileirão Feminino Neoenergia. The
encouragement of sports practiced by women has become a lever for its essential
values: equality between men and women, including as an agent of social change
that promotes principles such as healthy living, respect, good examples and
In this context, the
company also created the Electricians School in order to train professionals in
the area, which also offers exclusive classes for women, to encourage and
support the entry of woman into a profession that is still mostly male. The
initiative guaranteed the recognition of the UN Women, in 2020.