We Are Building A Supportive Environment For Women At First Bank – Adeduntan
Nigeria’s premier financial service provider, First Bank of Nigeria has reiterated its commitment to creating an enabling environment that allows women to thrive and succeed.
The Chief Executive Officer, of FirstBank, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan stated this during FirstBank Women Network 2023 International Women’s Day event held in Lagos recently.
Adeduntan said the bank has always been deliberate in ensuring its work environment allows women to thrive and be the best they can be which was what birthed the FirstBank Women Network in March 2019.
He said: “The single objective is and remains to create an enabling environment that allows our ladies to blossom, thrive and be the best they can be such that they can contribute their own quota to achieving the bank’s vision of being the African bank of first choice. Clearly, without the women’s contribution, that vision will be unattainable.”
Delivering a keynote address, the President, Africa Finance Corporation (AFC), Andrew Alli, said it is essential for women to participate in all aspects of the nation’s economic development.
Alli noted that the opportunities in STEM education were enormous and if properly tapped would enhance Nigeria’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP). He said this while stressing the need for corporate executives to encourage girls and women to embrace opportunities in the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) education