Union Bank of Nigeria has reaffirmed its commitment to a just and equitable society by promoting equity, justice, and the continuous inclusion of women in all fields of human endeavour, particularly in technology.
A statement said this was highlighted at a virtual event hosted by the bank’s internal women’s network called the Women Empowerment Hub, in honour of International Women’s Day 2023.
In line with this year’s global campaign theme, ‘Embrace Equity’, the event had activities and discussions focused on topical issues, the statement said.
It stated that as an organisation committed to leading the charge for inclusion and parity, Union Bank had consistently leveraged International Women’s Day to promote impactful conversations and encourage positive action for gender equality.
During the discussions, the bank emphasised its commitment to embedding equity in all its operations to guarantee the career advancement of female employees across all departments, especially technology.
The event tagged ‘WeHub conversations – Leveraging technology for women’s careers & business advancement’, kicked off with a Keynote address on ‘Leveraging tech for women’s advancement’, which was presented by the Chief Technology Officer, Union Bank, Toye Soladoye.
The statement said, “The discussion provided insights into the digital gender divide in technology and the widening economic/social inequalities. The speakers also addressed digital and ICT-facilitated gender-based violence, spotlighting the importance of protecting the rights of women and girls in digital spaces.”
Speaking during her opening remarks, the Chief Brand & Marketing Officer, Union Bank, Olufunmilola Aluko, said, “International Women’s Day is a significant day for us at Union Bank because it provides an opportunity to recognise the contributions and progress made by women in the workplace and society at large.
“This year’s message reminds us that in our push for a gender-balanced world, equality alone is not enough. It is important that everyone is treated fairly and with consideration for their needs.”