Stanbic IBTC Pledges To Continue Promoting Gender Equality

IBTC Holdings PLC, a member of Standard Bank Group, has pledged to continue
promoting the tenets of gender equality. This assertion was made by Yinka
Sanni, Chief Executive, Stanbic IBTC Holdings PLC, at the sixth Blue Women
Network (BWN) Annual Conference, held in commemoration of the 2020
International Women’s Day celebration. The theme for this year’s International
Women’s Day is Each for Equal.

In his opening remarks, Yinka Sanni said
that the BWN Conference, since inception, has been an avenue for promoting
gender equality. He noted that the Stanbic IBTC group utilizes every
opportunity to celebrate and give women access to appropriate developmental and
leadership opportunities; all of which are underpinned by the core values of
the organization.

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He said: “It is unsustainable to have
a gender imbalance in any organization, more so in leadership positions. To
further amplify gender equality, the Blue Women Network was created and
endorsed by our management six years ago to enable our female employees become
more connected. The Blue Women Network also serves as a means of developing our
female workforce and we have witnessed a remarkable shift over the period.”

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He further disclosed that Stanbic
IBTC Holdings PLC became a thematic champion for the ‘HeForShe’ initiative with
an official launch which took place in December 2019. ‘HeForShe’ is a global
movement initiated …read more

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