Stanbic IBTC Reiterates Dedication to Advancing the Status of Women in Technology

By Azeezat Okunlola | May 29, 2023
Stanbic IBTC has reaffirmed its dedication to pursuing additional developmental activities that will help Nigerian women break down barriers and succeed in the technical sphere.
Over the weekend, Omolara Osunsoko, Head of Partnerships at Stanbic IBTC Bank, remarked at a Stanbic IBTC Women in Tech Webinar titled "Embrace Equity: Building Digital Skills for Life" that more women need encouragement to break through in the male-dominated tech field.
She claims that women in the tech industry have been able to break through and become leaders despite the odds.
She reported that women make up 26.7% of the technological workforce in 2022; this is especially noteworthy considering how underrepresented women are at the entry level and in leadership roles.
She explained that Stanbic IBTC has implemented a number of initiatives aimed at helping women succeed in the traditionally male-dominated technology sector. One of these is a training and development program designed to give women in the tech industry the tools they need to advance their careers. 
The Women inTech summit, she continued, "brings together female tech entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators from across the continent, and the organization has been a keen sponsor of such events." The summit facilitates opportunities for women in technology to connect with one another, exchange perspectives, and work together on innovative projects.
"Summing up on our strides, Stanbic IBTC organise an event for women in tech-themed building a Career In Tech: Break the glass Ceiling," she added.
“The programme was aimed at encouraging more women and girls to take up careers in science, technology, Engineering and Mathematics."
"In addition to celebrating our wins, this event I believe will further build on our effort to continually push more women forward in the tech space and break the glass ceilings and excel on all fronts.”
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