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ADB Ladies Association Relaunch: Women Urged to Seize Leadership Roles in Banking Sector

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The Deputy Managing Director (MD) of the Agriculture Development Bank (ADB), Eno Ofori-Atta, has called on the women in the financial sector to grab leadership positions without any hesitation.

Speaking at the ADB Ladies Association re-launch event under the theme ‘Building Peer Support Network for Professional Development’, Mrs. Ofori-Atta pointed out that women have no excuse for not seizing leadership roles.

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“To all our women, let’s not ask for gender equity or equal access to career development in the banking industry if we are not willing to take up leadership roles, regardless of our family responsibilities, location, or the type of role,” she said.

Mrs. Ofori-Atta further urged the executives of the association to create more networking opportunities between management of the bank and its members. She also suggested the need for mentorship and professional development programmes to be organized for the members and women in general.

The re-launch event, according to the President of the ADB Ladies Association, Bridget Kaminta, aims to create a sense of team spirit among the ladies and also provide a platform for networking and building relationships with other professionals within and outside the field of banking.

Ms. Kaminta further stated that the interim executives are committed to delivering on their mandate by implementing new initiatives, programmes, and services that bring positive changes to the lives of those they serve.

The Managing Director of ADB and a patron of the ADB Ladies Association, Alhassan Yakubu-Tali, commended the critical role that the association plays in the lives of women within the bank. He emphasized the immense contribution of women in shaping the bank’s history and expressed his pride in the Ladies Association for promoting women’s rights and empowerment.

Mr. Yakubu-Tali also highlighted the relevance and timeliness of the event’s theme, considering the rapid technological advancements in the banking sector across the globe.

With over 46 percent of ADB’s staff being women, Mr. Yakubu-Tali acknowledged their valuable contributions and pledged his unwavering support to the growth and success of the association.

Chairperson for the Women’s Wing of the Union of Industry, Commerce and Finance Workers (UNICOF), Ruth Osei, also emphasized the need for stronger support and cooperation to promote career development. She pledged her outfit’s support for the association, indicating that UNICOF believes in collective growth and learning.

 

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