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Need To Increase Women In Leadership Roles Remain’

The need to increase women in leadership roles remain. Women in Business (WIB) president Dr Nur Bano Ali made this statement during the launch of the WIB 2017 annual business
04 Feb 2017 11:46
Need To Increase Women In Leadership Roles Remain’

The need to increase women in leadership roles remain.

Women in Business (WIB) president Dr Nur Bano Ali made this statement during the launch of the WIB 2017 annual business awards night on Thursday.

However, Ms Ali said: “Over the past 10 years, we have now some very strong women in leadership role.”

She said they had strong representation in some institutions such as Tessa Price, the regional head of ANZ now based in Fiji and other women leaders such as the current ambassador of the United States to Fiji.

Ms Ali added: “It is indeed encouraging to note that the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Fiji has made a call to action for higher participation and representation of women of merits on the boards of listed group of companies on the South Pacific Stock Exchange.

“The governor has noted that RBF is reviewing the current corporate governance code for the capital markets to address this issue and would like to do that as a goal; at least 20 per cent of board members are to be women over the next five years.

“We at Women in Business are sharply committed to this agenda through various activities such as the business skills enhancement workshops and networking meetings. We want to achieve this number before five years.”

Therefore, Ms Ali, said they were calling on all women, who were business operators, to apply for the WIB awards night so that they could be recognised for their skills and contribution.

She also thanked the major sponsor for WIB, Westpac Fiji, for their $70,000 contribution, which was handed to the organisation during the launch.

Westpac Fiji general manager Brett Hooker said they were keen on recognising women’s excellence and that was why they continued to sponsor WIB for the past four years.

The theme for this year’s WIB is “Pearls of Success”, which symbolises wisdom acquired through success.

 

Categories

 Business Woman of the Year – will be chosen for her excellence in business, idea, generation, management, human resource and growth strategies as well as financial management prowess.

 Executive Woman of the Year – will have demonstrated exemplary management and decision making acumen with proven results. She will have a distinguished career as a senior manager/executive of an organisation with a proven record of encouraging women to achieve their career goals.

 Manager of the Year – will be employed at the intermediate management level, accountable to top or senior management for her department’s function and with responsibility for leading lower level managers.

 Aspiring Entrepreneur of the Year – will be the owner of a new business venture. Her business can be of any size, with sound business practices and strategies to reflect all growth opportunities.

 

About WIB

Women in Business was founded in 1998. It honours Fiji’s outstanding women and recognises its members, who have demonstrated excellence and leadership in their business or profession in their business and in their service to the community.

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