March 8th is International Women’s Day, a day to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The theme for International Women’s Day 2023 is ‘Embrace Equity’ to spread awareness on actively promoting fairness, justice, and impartiality in all aspects of life, including in the workplace.
To embrace equity means creating an environment where everyone has an equal opportunity to succeed, regardless of their gender, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic.
In the context of International Women’s Day, embracing equity means working towards gender equality and creating a workplace culture that supports and promotes women’s advancement in all areas of the company.
Embracing equity includes addressing and overcoming gender-based barriers or biases, such as pay inequality or limited access to leadership positions, and promoting an inclusive and supportive environment for all employees.
Embracing equity and promoting diversity and inclusion is not only the right thing to do; it’s also good for business. Studies have shown that diverse and inclusive workplaces are more innovative, productive, and successful than those that are not.
Fincra strives to have a workplace culture that promotes equity, and that reflects in the number of women in the company’s management team.
In honour of this day, we’re shining the light on the women in management positions at Fincra. These women have made significant contributions to our company and are inspiring role models for future generations of women leaders.
They speak here on what inspired them to pursue a career in their field, their challenges, biggest accomplishments, advice for young women and what they are doing to inspire more women.
Meet the leaders
Uzo Okoro (Chief Operating Officer)