Old Mutual harps on gender impact in policy uptake
The Marketing and Customer Executive of Old Mutual, Alero Ladipo, has said the organisation is committed to promoting gender parity at all levels, just as it is supportive of women in its employ towards achieving career goals.
She reiterated that the organisation in its support for women and the desire for a balanced society, launched the Old Mutual Women’s Network (OWN), an initiative established to enhance healthy engagement among women and create a mentoring and empowering work environment.
“We must understand that women are pivotal to societal growth and are an integral part to the success of any unit. As an organisation, we have put adequate policies and processes in place to deepen equal gender participation in decision making at every leadership cadre across the Old Mutual Group,” she said.
According to her, Old Mutual is a place for women to work in Nigeria and across our group internationally and understand that women at all levels add extraordinary value to the enterprise.
“They are capable of making smart decisions that can propel wealth creation, hence their contributions to growth has to be in focus in setting strategies and business agenda. I believe that to promote a gender-balanced society, the woman must be able to attain financial security like their male counterparts.
“In light of this, no financial plan better empowers a woman than an insurance plan. In the insurance space, all genders are equally insured with the same expectation in terms of compensation, which allows for a balanced society and further propels women to achieving greater goals,” she said.
Citing vehicle insurance, for instance, Ladipo added that an insured female car-owner, who is incidentally involved in a road mishap is confident that her insurer will come through for her and with her insurance policy, the damages to a third party will be effectively repaired.
She noted that for mothers who have dreams for their loved ones, irrespective of class or status in the society, can procure a unique savings plan that can not only help them realise their dreams, but also provide certain guarantees, where a beneficiary will not be short-changed or prevented from reaching an educational goal.
“Such plans also afford them access to money in case of surprises or other emergencies,” she added.
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