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Apr 3, 2023

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CalBank launches female leadership program to advance gender diversity

CalBank launches female leadership program to advance gender diversity

In celebration of the achievements of women and their historical contributions, CalBank launched the CalBank Women Leadership Program. This program is aimed at promoting female leadership and is part of the bank’s commitment to advancing gender diversity and inclusion in its workforce. Through the program, women employees will receive training and support to enhance their leadership skills.

In his welcome address at the launch of the initiative, Philip Owiredu, Managing Director of CalBank said, “ I am honoured to inaugurate the CalBank Women Leadership Program, which is tailored to the needs of women to groom them to take on leadership roles within the bank and externally. The program will amongst other objectives create safe spaces for women to support their transition to bigger role responsibilities and anchor their career developmental journeys in ways that challenge the traditional concept of the role of the woman”.

Mrs. Barbara Banson, Chief Risk Officer of CalBank noted challenges that exist for women in the banking industry in Ghana, despite the great opportunities it offers them to make positive impacts on people’s lives. “Women have a unique perspective and a set of skills to help drive innovation, collaboration, and growth in this field. However, we often face many challenges such as biases, discrimination, and limited opportunity. This program, therefore, aims to provide the platform for us women to learn, network, and exchange ideas on how to overcome these challenges and aspire for leadership roles,” she emphasized.

The program will feature a range of activities including workshops, mentoring, and networking opportunities. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from senior colleagues within the bank and industry experts, as well as build relationships with other talented women within the organization.

For more information on this initiative visit www.calbank.net

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