Firm boosts gender equality in workplace

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Great Nigeria Insurance Plc has said it is ensuring adequate representation of the female gender in the workplace.

It said in a statement that, “For over 60 years, Great Nigeria Insurance Plc has proved itself to be a reputable insurance company with the professional experience to underwrite both life and non-life insurance businesses.

“One of its notable achievements is that the company currently has the highest women representation at the management level in the Nigerian insurance industry.”

The Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mrs Cecilia Osipitan, said the company’s stance on promoting gender balance and parity had attracted many female talents over the years, with many now occupying leadership roles within the organisation.

She said, “Organisations need to transcend gender inequality by offering the same opportunities to both genders. To achieve this task, Great Nigeria Insurance Plc 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.”

While addressing the issue of gender inequality in the society at large, Osipitan stated that there was a need to break away from the stereotype regarding the capacity of women, where the male gender was usually perceived as the most competent for leadership roles.

According to her, the enablement of diversity and inclusivity in the affairs of the society would, in great measure, support interventions that were truly progressive in the depiction and portrayal of women.

“The urgent need to accelerate female representation, diversity and inclusion in all fields of work cannot be overemphasised,” she said.

The Corporate Communications, Brand Management & Customer Service Manager, Ms Oyinkansola Sobande, noted that gender balance and parity at the company had attracted progressive employees.

This had earned the admiration of the public expressed by positive feedback got from both the company’s corporate and retail customers, she said.

According to her, the brand had benefited immensely from this and would continue to do so.

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