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IWD: Women urged to embrace insurance
She reiterated that the organisation, in its support for women and the desire for a balanced society,
The Marketing and Customer Executive, Old Mutual Nigeria, Mrs. Alero Ladipo, has advised Nigerian women to imbibe the habit of insuring their lives and assets.
Ladipo, who gave the advice as part of the company’s ceremonies to mark the annual International Women’s Day (IWD), reminded the women that Old Mutual was committed to promoting gender parity at all level just as it is supportive of women in its workforce towards achieving career goals.
She reiterated that the organisation, in its support for women and the desire for a balanced society, launched the Old Mutual Women’s Network (OWN), a company initiative established to enhance healthy engagement among women and to create a mentoring and empowering work environment.
Ladipo said: “We must understand that women are pivotal to societal growth and are an integral part to the success of any unit. As an organisation, we have put adequate policies and processes in place to deepen equal gender participation in decision making at every leadership cadre across the Old Mutual Group. I make bold to say that Old Mutual is a fantastic place for women to work in Nigeria and across our group internationally.
“We understand that women at all levels add extraordinary value to enterprise; are capable of making smart decisions that can propel wealth creation, hence their contributions to growth has to be in focus in setting strategies and business agenda. I believe that to promote a gender balanced society, the woman must be able to attain financial security like their male counterparts. In the light of this context, I posit that no financial plan better empowers a woman than an insurance plan.
In the insurance space, all genders are equally insured with same expectation in terms of compensation, which allows for a balanced society and further propels women to achieving greater goals.”
Citing vehicle insurance for instance, she added that an insured female car-owner, who is incidentally involved in a road mishap would be confident that her insurer would come through for her.
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