Thessa, Chief Commercial Officer
60% of DB Schenker Brazil's employees are female. Responsible for setting sales strategies and interacting with IT, Finance, Human Resources, and other departments, this Chief Commercial Officer-Brazil works to identify the best business opportunities for DB Schenker.
Although I am glad to work in a non-discriminative environment, we know every day a lot of women suffer and fight against discrimination.
Thessa's thoughts on the representation of women at DB Schenker Brazil
According to Thessa, there’s a lot of fairness in DB Schenker – Brazil’s recruitment process. “There’s no cherry picking by gender or salary,” says Thessa. This approach translates into a majority representation for women in operational supervisory and management positions.
“Three out of five branch managers and three out of nine board members here are women,” says Thessa, who would personally like to see more women on the company’s warehouse operational staff and serving as global board members.
“Although I am glad to work in a non-discriminative environment, we know every day a lot of women suffer and fight against discrimination,” says Thessa, who believes strongly in the self-empowerment of women in Brazil and to believe in their rights and to shamelessly fight for them.
This topic is very special for Thessa, who has three daughters. “I’m sure they will carry this fight,” she says. “They may eventually suffer discrimination, but hopefully in a different or easier environment than I did.”