Ecobank Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (ETI), has stated that its workplace is free of bias and gender discrimination.
Speaking on the anniversary of International Women’s Day (IWD), Adekunle Adewuyi, Head of Human Resources at Ecobank Nigeria, stated that the bank, as a responsible organization, has structures in place to ensure that all women can reach their full potential and have equal opportunities to men in advancing their careers and achieving promotion in the bank.
EcobankGroup (Ecobank.com), the leading pan-African bank, recently received the Best Place to Work in Africa 2022 Award from the Best Place to Work organization. The Award recognizes organizations that demonstrate the highest levels of excellence in Human Resources (HR) practices and employee experience.
According to him, “Female staff are holding strategic leadership and management positions in the organization. We are committed to creating a society and workplace that is free of bias and gender-based discrimination. As part of our IWD 2023 celebrations, we will be organizing health screening for our female staff in four different locations including Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja and Port Harcourt. We will also host a Health Talk for female employees, who as of today constitute 51 percent of our workforce.” he stated.
Mr. Adewuyi added that while celebrating women and girls championing transformative technology and digital education, IWD 2023 will also address the impact of the digital gender gap in widening economic and social inequalities.
“It is the responsibility of all of us to make transformative technology and digital education inclusive. At Ecobank, our digital solutions aim to respond to the needs of all our clients, including women and women entrepreneurs. The Ecobank Foundation has partnered with organizations – such as UN Women and the Global Partnership for Education – that leverage digitalization to address the gender gap.”