HSBC calls to ‘press for progress’ towards gender parity

FE Online Desk | Published: March 13, 2018 11:47:46


The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited in Bangladesh celebrated International Women’s Day 2018 by hosting an event titled ‘Celebrating Womanhood’, where a panel discussion was organised with the theme of ‘Press for Progress’.

The panelists made a strong call to motivate  and unite, colleagues and whole communities to think, act and be gender inclusive to globally to forge a better working world, in which everyone can play a purposeful part in pressing for gender parity.

 

Md. Mahbub Ur Rahman, Deputy Chief Executive Officer and Country Head of Commercial Banking, HSBC Bangladesh; Md. Faizur Rahman, Head of Retail Banking and Wealth Management, HSBC Bangladesh; valued customers of the Bank; distinguished women from different sectors in Bangladesh and senior officials of the bank were present during the session.

 

Md. Mahbub Ur Rahman added, “Diversity is in our roots. We believe this diversity brings benefits for our customers, our business and our people. Redressing gender balance isn’t just the ‘right thing to do’, it is pivotal to our success as a business.”

 

Speaking at the event, Md. Faizur Rahman said, “At HSBC, we are committed to enabling an environment where people can fulfil their potential; where different ideas, backgrounds, styles and perspectives are actively sought out to create business value; and where career advancement is based on objective criteria.”

 

The event incorporated a photo exhibition by Munira Morshed Munni, a panel discussion in the presence of distinguished women from different sectors in Bangladesh, a stage drama performance ‘Shuhashinir Cholon Baka’ and ended with a musical performance of Aditi Mohsin and Pintu Ghosh, said a statement.

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