Insurer promotes gender equality, female inclusion in workplace
An underwriting firm, Great Nigeria Insurance (GNL) Plc. has expressed commitment to ensuring adequate representation of the female gender in the workplace.
Speaking at a media parley, the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mrs. Cecilia Osipitan, said the organisation’s stance on promoting gender balance and parity had attracted many female talents over the years, with the majority occupying leadership roles within organisations.
She emphasised that organisations needed to transcend gender inequality by offering the same opportunities to both genders, saying, “To achieve this task, GNI has ensured that everyone is given the same opportunity to improve on their capacity and achieve self-actualisation. The company’s commitment to gender equality is also evident in the equal proportion of the gender of its workforce.”
Osipitan stated that there was a need to break away from the stereotype, regarding the capacity of women, wherein the male gender is usually perceived as the most competent for leadership roles.
According to her, the enablement of diversity and inclusivity in the affairs of the society will in great measure support interventions that are truly progressive in the depiction and portrayal of women.
She stated the urgent need to accelerate female representation, diversity and inclusion in all fields of work could not be over-emphasised.
The Corporate Communications, Brand Management and Customer Service Manager, Oyinkansola Sobande, noted that gender balance and parity at the company had attracted progressive employees.
She said it had garnered the admiration of the public, expressed by the plethora of positive feedback gotten from both the company’s corporate and retail customers.
According to her, the brand has benefited immensely from this and will continue to do so.
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