Welcome to Women's History Month at BAYADA, a time to honor and celebrate the incredible women who shape health care. As we commemorate International Women's Day on March 8th, we are reminded of the profound impact of women in the home health care sector. In an industry predominantly led by women, fostering equity and inclusion is not just a goal—it's a necessity.

The Unparalleled Role of Women in Health Care

In the realm of home health care, where compassion and expertise intersect, women stand at the forefront. Nearly 90% of our dedicated BAYADA workforce comprises women, embodying the heartbeat of compassion, resilience, and proficiency. Beyond mere caregiving, they are the driving force behind our mission. Recognizing their exceptional contributions, it is imperative for organizations to actively support and empower these professionals.

As we approach International Women’s Day, we’re embracing the powerful, global theme of #inspireinclusion. It echoes our commitment to not only diversity, equity and inclusion, but also, belonging (DEIB). Together, we are actively creating spaces where everyone feels not only invited to the table, but empowered to express their ideas, and valued for their unique perspectives and abilities. When we inspire others to understand and promote women’s inclusion, we forge a better world.



Insights from BAYADA Leaders Cris Toscano, Practicecris-toscano-BAYADA-HHC President of BAYADA’s Skilled Nursing Unit, says inclusion is about creating a community where female caregivers feel respected every day. "It's not just about words; it's about how we treat each other," says Toscano. These values create an environment where everyone, no matter their gender, can thrive.


Mandy Tilton, Chief Nursing Officer, shares practical steps taken at BAYADA, like committees, scholarships, and mentorship opportunities, ensuring every woman feels included. "It's about making a place where everyone’s ideas are welcome," Tilton emphasizes.


Empowerment at BAYADA The Women In Limitless Leadership (W.I.L.L.) Employee Resource Council (ERC), which empowers and instills confidence in women to be change agents by providing peer and leadership support and open dialogue, stands as a powerful testament to BAYADA's commitment to fostering growth opportunities for women.

Initiatives like W.I.L.L., coupled with scholarships and mentorship programs, reflect our commitment to empowering women in leadership roles. These efforts resonate within our organization and have garnered nationwide recognition:

Empowering Women is a Cultural Cornerstone at BAYADA

Empowering women at BAYADA is deeply ingrained in our core values of compassion,rekha-daniels-BAYADA-DEIB excellence, and reliability. We understand the challenges women often face in balancing personal and professional responsibilities, and we actively support our female team members through flexible schedules and accessible training opportunities. Rekha Daniel-Kimani, head of Total Rewards, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, and Strategic Human Resources Growth, encapsulates our approach. She states, "We inspire inclusion by acknowledging the diverse mosaic of women in the workplace, all thriving together in our mission of being the destination home health care provider for clients and talent alike."

Rooted in Inclusion

From its inception, BAYADA has been built upon the talent and support of women who deliver compassionate, excellent, and reliable care to our clients. We uplift each other and synergize our skills, creating an environment where everyone, regardless of gender, can thrive.

As we celebrate the remarkable women of BAYADA and beyond this Women's History Month, we invite you to join a workplace where empowerment isn't just a concept—it's our culture. Explore opportunities that align with your values and help us #inspireinclusion with a rewarding career in caring.

A Home Health Care Agency

About the Author

Founded in 1975 by Founder and Chairman Mark Baiada, BAYADA has become a trusted leader in providing a full range of clinical care and support services at home for children and adult of all ages. Since then, BAYADA has remained true to Mark’s commitment to purpose by finding, training, and supporting employing who take pride and find joy in healing and helping.

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