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iFood announces diversity and inclusion goals: 50% women in leadership and 40% black employees by 2023

This is the third announcement from iFood within its social agenda scope; goals include internal and external measures to increase the presence of women and black people

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  • The diversity and inclusion goals include internal and external measures, for the entire iFood ecosystem, including couriers, restaurants and consumers;
  • According to the company, it advanced 71.43% in the number of women in top leadership and 17.6% in the number of black people in leadership positions in 2020.

iFood, Brazil’s leading food delivery app, announced a set of measures to advance diversity and inclusion among its employees over the next three years. The plan is, by 2023, to reach 50% of women in leadership positions, to expand to 35% the number of women in high command positions, to have 30% of black leaders and to reach 40% of black employees.

The diversity and inclusion goals include internal and external measures, for the entire iFood ecosystem, including couriers, restaurants and consumers. Internally, the company created an algorithm that corrects distortions in employee performance appraisal, wage and promotion, based on gender and race.

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Another project with direct effects on corporate practices is the affinity groups aimed at women, people with disabilities, black people, LGBTQIA + people and to break with body stereotypes. From the discussions of these groups, iFood implemented changes in parental leave and legal and psychological support for transgender employees.

In addition, programs and training to raise awareness about privileges and programs to accelerate minority groups reinforce the diversity and inclusion culture.

According to the company, with this set of measures, iFood advanced 71.43% in the number of women in top leadership and 17.6% in the number of black people in leadership positions in 2020.

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Gustavo Vitti, People and Sustainable Solutions VP at iFood, said that food tech aims to increase social inclusion in Brazil, “contributing to correct historical debts, bringing training opportunities to those who need it most.”

Regarding external measures, the company has sponsored events and programs focused on diversity, such as Vamo AI, for the training of data analysts, aimed at deliverers, women and black people; and the Reprograma, a professional technology training program for cis and trans women in vulnerability.

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This is the third announcement from iFood within its social agenda scope. In February, the food tech made a commitment to train and boost employability for 25,000 new tech professionals by 2025; in March, it announced iFood Regenera, a positive environmental impact program on two fronts – eliminating plastic pollution from its delivery operations and neutralizing its carbon emissions by 2025.

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