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Access Bank Promotes Gender Equality

Posted: Mar 24, 2016 at 3:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

As part of its commitment to boosting gender parity, Access Bank recently hosted a session on gender balance for its male staff and customers.

Aligned with the theme for this year’s International Women’s Day, celebration: ‘Pledge for Parity’, the session, which was targeted at male participants and leading organisations, was intended to elicit participants’ commitment on helping women and girls achieve their ambition, challenge conscious and unconscious bias and subscribe to the concept of gender balanced leadership.

According to the lender, the session, which was facilitated by Idea Builders was designed, to inspire men to support the cause of women and promote gender parity.

The bank’s Group Head, Inclusive Banking, Ope Wemi-Jones, said: “Our operations and services are designed and tailored to meet expectations and needs of every human being, regardless of gender, race, belief and religion.

“As the world celebrates the 2016 International Women’s Day, we are also raising a group of men”.

However, based on observed bias against women and social prejudices against the girl-child, Access Bank has remained at the forefront of gender fairness and peaceful coexistence.

“By this, we hope to realign the world with the fact that equal opportunity is a catalyst for global development”, Wemi-Jones said

Access Bank recently celebrated women achievements under the W initiative award. The ‘W’ awards received over 10,000 entries.