Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited has set up a Banking Academy for the professional development of women within the banking sector.
In a statement, the financial institution said that the Standard Chartered Banking Academy is part of its commitment to strengthening diversity for women in the workplace and positioning women to thrive in the financial services future workforce.
On the initiative, the Head of Transaction Banking, Nigeria and West in Africa at Standard Chartered Bank, Ibiyemi Okuneye, said, “We are very excited to be launching the first of its kind Academy in the Nigerian Banking sector. The Standard Chartered Banking Academy aims at improving the diversity of senior management talent across the banking industry. With the support of our Academy implementation partners, the International Chamber of Commerce, Nigeria chapter and the Association of Professional Women Bankers, the Standard Chartered Banking Academy is one way we continue to nurture the skills and talent of professional women in the banking sector and provides us with an opportunity to amplify potentials of more women toward shaping a brighter future for all of us in the sector.
“For us at Standard Chartered, the academy is one of the many avenues through which we continue to reiterate that we are here for good, and we look forward to the positive impact it will have on all our beneficiaries and the financial services sector as a whole.”
It was revealed that the first cohort will focus on capacity development for female talent across West Africa in Transaction Banking and is open to staff of the Bank as well as other female employees in other banks and financial service institutions.
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