Stanbic IBTC has again highlighted its resolve to maintain a gender-balanced workforce to ensure it continues to provide quality financial services to clients.
The pledge was given at the 2019 Stanbic IBTC Blue Women Network (BWN) fifth-anniversary event held in Lagos.
The BWN, inaugurated five years ago, has consistently organised the BWN event to commemorate the yearly International Women’s Day (IWD) celebrations. The 2019 IWD theme: #BalanceForBetter, was a significant opportunity for Stanbic IBTC to celebrate its gender-balanced workforce and to promote same in society.
The Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Holdings Plc, Yinka Sanni, in his opening speech at the BWN event, said Stanbic IBTC was proud to showcase not only its equal opportunity policy, but also its efforts to promote a gender-balanced workplace in society. “In our 30-year history, we have always insisted on equal opportunity. We have also continued to lead the charge in empowering women. This gives me joy and is something that we are fully committed to as an organisation,” Sanni said.
According to the CE, “I am pleased to let you know that Standard Bank Group has recently joined hands with ‘HeForShe’ (UN Women Solidarity Movement for Gender Equality). Our Group Chief Executive, Sim Tshabalala, is amongst other African leaders who have already signed up as a ‘HeForShe’ Impact Champion.” On March 8, the official International Women’s Day, Stanbic Bank made a bold statement by changing the colour of its logos from blue to magenta, colour of the UN Women HeForShe brand, on the vast majority of its digital platforms, he added.