Union Bank of Nigeria has again called for an equitable and inclusive society devoid of biases, stereotypes, and discrimination, especially against women.

The Chief Executive Officer of the bank, Yetunde Oni, stated this during the commemoration of the 2024 International Women’s Day.

The global campaign theme for this year was #InspireInclusion.

According to a statement, the event, tagged ‘Ability Over Gender’, was an avenue for it to showcase its commitment to gender inclusivity and promotion of female excellence and competence across different fields of endeavour.

In her keynote address at the event, Oni restated the financial institution’s commitment to continually champion the cause of women’s advancement and other underrepresented communities while pushing for their inclusion and recognition in otherwise closed-off spaces.

Commenting on the sidelines of the event, Chief Brand & Marketing Officer at Union Bank, Olufunmilola Aluko, said, “Union Bank, at its core, stands for equal representation and acknowledgement of the incredible skills and ability women bring to the table notwithstanding the industry or enterprise they engage in.

“The message behind this year’s theme is a call for everyone to strive for a fair, equitable world where individuals are judged and assessed on the depth of their capability rather than their biological makeup.”

A special panel session was moderated by Head of Retail Segments and αlpher, Chioma Nwokike, and featured the Advocacy & Communications Lead at Enhancing Financial Innovation & Access, Chinasa Collins-Ogbuo; Managing Partner, Débbo Africa, Dr Zahra Modibbo; Specialist Advisory Services Africa, Women’s World Banking; Olajumoke Daramola and Learning Solutions Manager at Shell Nigeria; Esohe Adetola, who lent their voices on how to change the narrative around inclusion and truly create an environment that enables women to truly thrive.

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