Union Bank of Nigeria has received recognition for its contribution toadvancing Gender Equality in the workplace. The bank won two awards at the Nigeria2EqualGender Leader Awards, in the ‘Gender Equality Champion’ and ‘Gender Diversity in SupplyChain’ category.
The inaugural awards ceremony which held in Lagos was organised by the InternationalFinance Corporation (IFC) in partnership with the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) andaims to recognise and celebrate private sector companies and business leaders who havedemonstrated exceptional commitment and efforts in advancing gender equality.
The awards served as a recognition of the significant progress made by the banks infostering gender equity and equality within the workplace, while supporting and empoweringwomen across all walks of life. The recognition highlighted Union Bank’s commitment toadvocating for diversity within corporate organisations, cultivating an inclusive culture thatvalues and respects every individual.
Expressing her delight for the notable recognition, Olufunmilola Aluko, Chief Brand andMarketing Officer, Union Bank, spoke on behalf of the bank during the awards ceremony.She said:“At Union Bank, we are committed to bridging gender gaps, particularly within ourorganisation.
We recognize the power of collaboration and the transformative impact thatspecific, measurable, and time-bound goals can have on achieving gender parity in Nigeria’sprivate sector.
We remain steadfast in our commitment to scaling up our efforts for a moregender-balanced and prosperous future.”Union Bank has continued to champion the rights of women as enshrined in the UnitedNations Sustainability Development Goals of achieving gender equality and women/girl childempowerment.
The bank as a responsible corporate body has constantly led by example bygetting more people to recognise gender inequality and non-inclusion challenging them to beinvolved in changing the systems that perpetuate them.