FBNQuest, the Investment Banking and Assets Management business of FBN Holdings, has partnered with Leading Ladies Africa, a women focused NGO, for its Career Advancement and Mentorship Programme (CAMP).
Francesca Uriri, Founder, Leading Ladies Africa, said in statement on Thursday that the programme was targeted at female African career professionals, aged between 20 and 45, to help them achieve their career development goals.
The programme will also help the beneficiaries to become equipped with the skills they require to grow and add value within the corporate sector, as well as key business segments.
She said that women in the workplace were not receiving the support that they required to thrive as career professionals.
“All support that entail mentoring, coaching, theoretical and practical information have not always been available or accessible to women.
“This is the reason why we developed a programme that incorporates all the important elements that make working women more efficient and effective at work.
“As companies move forward in making the workforce more diverse, equitable and inclusive for women, it is important to ensure that these women have all the skills that enable them learn, grow and thrive in the workforce,” she said.
Also speaking, Lolade Sasore, Head, People and Knowledge Engagement at FBNQuest, said that the merchant bank was pleased to partner with Leading Ladies to support women in the workplace.
“This is in line with our commitment to deliver impactful knowledge and skill development initiative.
“FBNQuest has continued to drive partnerships with reputable institutions to implement empowerment initiatives, financial literacy programmes, as well environmental and social projects, as part of our Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Agenda,” she added.