FBNBank Ghana Limited has indicated its commitment to ensuring gender parity and enabling women in the workforce to reach their full potential.
Speaking at the launch of the FBNBank Ghana Women Network, Managing Director of FBNBank Ghana Limited, Mr Victor Yaw Asante, said this was one of the initiatives created by the First Bank of Nigeria Limited subsidiary to ensure equal opportunities for women in the workplace and to help them leverage opportunities presented by enabling them to contribute more if given the necessary strategic support and an intentionally enabling environment.
Mr. Asante disclosed that almost 50 per cent of FBNBank Ghana’s employees were women who yearn for and seek to advance and achieve excellence in their career and personal lives.
He said the bank recognises the fact that gender parity was an essential factor for influencing the advancement of institutions, economies and societies hence its commitment to promoting same and equipping women for senior and executive management positions.
A number of activities, mostly virtual, comprising a Women Network kick-off, Personal Branding and Financial Planning and Empowerment sessions preceded the official inauguration.
The special guests at the launch of the FBNBank Ghana Women Network were Mrs. Bashirat Odunewu, a non-Executive Director of the bank, Mrs. Hannah Brenda Amoateng, a non-Executive Director of the bank, Ms. Rosie Ebe-Arthur, FirstBank of Nigeria Limited Group Head, Human Capital Management & Development and Madam Kessewaa Brown, Principal of the National Banking College.
According to Mrs. Rachel Adeshina, Country Head, Technology & Services of FBNBank Ghana Limited, “the FBNBank Ghana Women Network was created to empower female employees of the bank to achieve more.
In a related activity, the FBNBank Ghana Women Network made cash donations to the Maternity Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and the Maternal and Child Health Hospital, Kumasi. The donations will be used to pay for the bills of some women who had given birth at these health facilities but who, due to financial constraints, were unable to settle their bills.