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UBA Foundation observes International Women’s Day with a Call on Women not to Belittle Each Other

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The UBA Foundation on Tuesday March 8, Observed International Women’s Day at a ceremony to encourage women to continue in their strive to get to the top.

 

The Event held at the Ghana Shipper’s Authority brought together female staff of the company among others.

 

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Addressing staff at the ceremony under the theme,’Break The Bias’, Public Relations expert, Ivy Heward-Mills urged women to learn about how to mentor and lift others up the ladder.

Ms. Ivy Heward-Mills having a discussion Deputing Managing Director-UBA Ghana

Ms. Ivy Heward-Mills having a discussion Deputing Managing Director-UBA Ghana

According to her, this gesture would build the capacity and make other women succeed in the journey of life, adding that there is no greater source of pride than holding another woman up.

 

“The only way to create an opportunity or inspire younger ones is mentoring other women, building each other up can never be underestimated,” she said.

 

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Ms. Heward-Mills charged women not to belittle themselves, “belive in your capabilities, write down your amazing achievements from academics, successes at work, good things family say about you and you would realise your potential.”

 

Also, she encouraged women to brand themselves properly and utilise opportunities which come their way.

 

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She commended UBA for championing the course of women, saying she was delighted to know that 17 out of the 28 branches of the company are led by women.

A section of the participants at the event

A section of the participants at the event

The Deputy Managing Director of UBA, Mrs.Sylvia Nkoom in her address said it was good that on a particular day like this everything stops and the conversation is about women.

 

According to her UBA as an institution had shown that it believes in women considering their mode of operations and the set up.

 

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She said breaking the bias as a theme meant there was some bias, for this reason, it would be naive for everyone to go around thinking it is fair playing field.

 

“I have heard He for She Movement, I’m happy about that but in my head I want a movement that is She for She, that would mean women standing for each other and taking destinies into their hands.”

 

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The participants expressed appreciation to the leadership of UBA for such an event to build their capacity.

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