Union Bank of Nigeria (UBN) 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 International Finance Corporation (IFC) in partnership with the Nigerian Exchange Limited (NGX) and aims to recognise and celebrate private sector companies and business leaders who have demonstrated exceptional commitment and efforts in advancing gender equality.
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 child empowerment. 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.”