"Women in Leadership" exchange program will bring together female auditors for training on diversity, inclusion, and gender equity
The Brazilian Federal Court of Accounts (TCU) promotes the first Exchange Program (ProInter) in collaboration with Pro PALOP-TL - an initiative co-financed by the European Union and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The "Women in Leadership edition" aims at female auditors in leadership positions at Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP).
The goal is to enable the exchange of experiences and knowledge on diversity, inclusion, and gender equity in SAIs. In addition, the training aims to develop strategies and disseminate good practices related to the control of public policies on human rights and equity. Professionals from SAIs of Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Portugal, Sao Tome and Principe, and East Timor are encouraged to apply. Each country may nominate up to two auditors, according to the announcement.
The program will be developed in three stages, with online and onsite meetings, in Brasilia. The preparation will take place from November 13 to 17 (online), the training from November 27 to December 1 (onsite), and the consolidation from December 4 to 8, 2023 (online).
Professor Gisèle Szczyglak will lead the training of women in this project, which will discuss the process of developing leadership for to form networks and alliances and strengthen the role of women and leaders. Szczyglak is a professor at the École Nationale d’Administration (ENA) in France, founder and CEO of WLC Partners and the international association Open Mentoring Network, specialist in mentoring, collective intelligence, and female leadership. She also holds a PhD in Political Philosophy from the University of Toulouse II and a postdoctoral degree in Sociology and Applied Ethics from the University of Montreal.
Priority theme for the TCU
At the head of the International Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (INTOSAI), the TCU's priority theme is the issue of gender and non-discrimination in external control, in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In this regard, the participation and engagement of SAIs is encouraged to expand training and mutual learning on these topics.
The “Women in Leadership” program represents an opportunity to exchange experiences and disseminate good practices for the advancement of gender equality in the context of external control of public policies.