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Women In Business Welcome Corporate Partnership

Women in Business lauds Fiji Development Bank nomination to the forum. WIB president, Nur Bano Ali, was happy to hear that an organization wanted to partner with WIB. Ms Ali said it means they are wanting to understand that women have an additional level of limitation when it comes to financing.
30 May 2022 15:00
Women In Business Welcome Corporate Partnership
Fiji Development Bank Women in Business nominee, Titilia Vakaoca. Photo: Fiji Development Bank

Women in Business lauds Fiji Development Bank nomination to the forum.

WIB president, Nur Bano Ali, was happy to hear that an organization wanted to partner with WIB.

Ms Ali said it means they are wanting to understand that women have an additional level of limitation when it comes to financing.

 

“We will be happy to engage with any financial institution and help develop a model whereby women owned businesses can be supported in a new framework,” Ms Ali said.

Fiji Development Bank Chief Executive Officer, Saud Minam said he wanted to give his staff the exposure to learn from other inspiring leaders and excel in their careers, by nominating their staff to be part of the forum.

“Women in Business is a great platform to empower and nurture women to take up leadership roles at their respective organizations,” Mr Minam said.

 

“This forum allows women to share their success stories and learn from each other’s experiences.”

“The Bank has been participating in the forums organized by WIB and will continue to do so in order to provide our staff the opportunity to learn first-hand from the women in leadership roles.”

FDB acknowledges the work done by WIB in terms of the capacity building of women in the workforce.

 

FDB nominee, Titilia Vakaoca is the manager for the Suva Branch.

Ms Vakaoca said she was excited about the appointment and appreciated being recognized.

“This participation will definitely be beneficial to me in terms of meeting the women in leadership roles and listening to their inspirational stories,” Ms Vakaoca said.

“This platform will also give me the opportunity to highlight the success stories of women at FDB and how they continue to strive forward in their respective careers.”

 

Ms Vakaoca said that one of the key responsibilities was to foster the relationship with WIB and encourage FDB’s future participation.

She said through her commitment and action, she would explore opportunities within the underlying issues on women’s economic empowerment and address how best to link or bridge the gap on sustainability best- practices in the workforce and communities.

“Whatever I gain through the WIB, I want to share it with my colleagues at FDB and encourage them to break out of their shells and dream big.”

 

“At FDB, we currently have our women’s forum that focuses on the participation and growth of women in the workplace.”

“The focus also is to enhance our forum and gradually connect externally.”

“Being part of WIB will equip me with the knowledge and skills that I could share with the women at my workplace and inspire them to continue pursuing their dreams and strive to mold themselves for leadership roles,” she said.

 

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