Union Bank Recognised as an Exemplary Advocate for Gender Equality at The Gender Leaders Awards


Union Bank of   Nigeria   has received   recognition  for   its  contribution  to advancing Gender Equality in the workplace. The bank won two awards at the Nigeria2EqualGender Leader Awards, in the ‘Gender Equality Champion’ and ‘Gender Diversity in Supply Chain’ category.

The inaugural awards ceremony which held in Lagos was organised by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in partnership with the Nigerian  Exchange  Limited (NGX) andaims to recognise and celebrate private sector companies and business leaders who have demonstrated exceptional commitment and efforts in advancing gender equality.

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The   awards   served   as   a   recognition   of   the   significant   progress   made   by   the   banks   in fostering gender equity and equality within the workplace, while supporting and empowering women across all walks of life.

The recognition  highlighted  Union Bank’s commitment to advocating for diversity within corporate organisations, cultivating an inclusive culture that values and respects every individual.Expressing   her   delight  for   the  notable   recognition,   Olufunmilola   Aluko,   Chief   Brand   and Marketing 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   our organisation. We recognize the power of collaboration and the transformative impact that specific, measurable, and time-bound goals can have on achieving gender parity in Nigeria’s private sector. We remain steadfast in our commitment to scaling up our efforts for a more gender-balanced and prosperous future.

”Union Bank has continued to champion the rights of women as enshrined  in the  United Nations Sustainability Development Goals of achieving gender equality and women/girl childem powerment. The bank as a responsible corporate body has constantly led by example by getting more people to recognise gender inequality and non-inclusion challenging them to be involved in changing the systems that perpetuate them.

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