International Women’s Day: Ecobank Celebrates Women, Assures of Equal Treatment in The Workplace

Ecobank Nigeria Limited says its workplace is free of bias and gender-based discriminations.

Speaking on the activities to mark the International Women’s Day, IWD, the bank’s Head of Human Resources, Mr. Adekunle Adewuyi, stated that Ecobank as a responsible organization, has in place structures for ensuring that all women can reach their full potentials and have equal opportunities with men in advancing their careers and achieve promotion in the bank.

Recall that only recently, Ecobank Group won the ‘Best Place to Work in Africa 2022’ Award. The award came from the Best Place to Work Organisation and it honours organisations that exhibit the highest standards of excellence in Human Resources practices and employees’ experience.

According to Adewuyi, “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, Ecobank is organizing health screening for female staff in Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja and Port Harcourt. It will also host a Health Talk for female employees, who constitute 51 percent of the bank’s workforce.

Mr. Adewuyi further stated that the choice of this year’s theme #EmbraceEquity, was apt, adding that while celebrating women and girls who are championing transformative technology and digital education, IWD 2023 will also address the impact of the digital gender gap in widening economic and social inequalities.

He declared: “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 organisations – such as UN Women and the Global Partnership for Education – that leverage on digitalisation to address the gender gap.”

IWD is a global holiday celebrated annually on March 8 as a focal point in the women’s rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women.


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