Victor Yaw Asante is CEO of FBNBank Ghana

FBNBank Ghana Limited has reiterated its commitment to ensuring gender parity and enabling women in the workforce to reach their full potential.

Speaking at the launch of the FBNBank Ghana Women Network, Victor Yaw Asante, Managing Director of FBNBank Ghana Limited said this is one of the initiatives created by the FirstBank of Nigeria Limited subsidiary to ensure equal opportunities for women in the workplace.

The initiative will also help them leverage opportunities presented by enabling them to contribute more if given the necessary strategic support and an intentionally enabling environment.

Mr. Asante disclosed that almost 50% of FBNBank Ghana’s employees are women who yearn for and seek to advance and achieve excellence in their career and personal lives.

He further stated that FBNBank Ghana recognises the fact that gender parity is an essential factor for influencing the advancement of institutions, economies and societies hence its commitment to promoting the same and equipping women for senior and executive management positions.

FBNBank Officials presenting a cheque to the Maternal and Child Health Hospital, Kumasi. Looking on are some beneficiaries of the donation. 

A number of activities, mostly virtual, comprising a Women Network kick-off, Personal Branding, and Financial Planning and Empowerment sessions preceded the official inauguration.

The special guests at the launch of the FBNBank Ghana Women Network were Mrs. Bashirat Odunewu, a non-Executive Director of the bank, Mrs. Hannah Brenda Amoateng, a non-Executive Director of the bank, Ms. Rosie Ebe-Arthur, FirstBank of Nigeria Limited Group Head, Human Capital Management & Development and Madam Kessewaa Brown, Principal of the National Banking College.  

According to Mrs. Rachel Adeshina, Country Head, Technology & Services of FBNBank Ghana Limited, “the FBNBank Ghana Women Network was created to empower female employees of the bank to achieve more.

In a related activity, the FBNBank Ghana Women Network made cash donations to the Maternity Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital and the Maternal and Child Health Hospital, Kumasi. The donations will be used to pay for the bills of some womenwho had given birth at these health facilities but who, due to financial constraints, were unable to settle their bills.