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Scotiabank celebrates International Women’s Day

Scotiabank (Bahamas) has honoured three successful female employees as part of initiatives to mark International Women’s Day, March 8. Pictured: Members of the Scotiabank Advancement of Women Group and Scotiabank women. (Photo: Scotiabank) 

Thursday, March 7, 2013
Thursday, March 7, 2013

Scotiabank (Bahamas ) Women's Day

Lyn Bastian, director of business support; Alanna McCartney, AoW chair; Kevin Teslyk, managing director. (Photo: Scotiabank)

In celebration of women worldwide, Scotiabank will mark International Women’s Day, March 8, 2013 with local and global women’s initiatives in The Bahamas and around the world.

“Scotiabank is committed to being a leader in the advancement of women in The Bahamas and we are a proud supporter of many local organizations focused on helping women on a personal and professional level,” said Kevin Teslyk, managing director.

“As an organization where women make up more than 70 per cent of our employee base, we take a keen interest in women’s issues, because these are topics of concern and interest to our employees, our communities and to our customers across the Scotiabank (Bahamas) Limited network.”

The bank recently celebrated the one-year anniversary of its Advancement of Women (AoW) group. The group’s mission is to enhance the professional development of women and allow for greater success through on-going support, guidance, introduction and exposure to professional organizations, referrals for business and personal growth and opportunities in the market.

Chairperson of the bank’s AoW group, Alanna McCartney announced the bank’s new recognition programme.

“On March 8, we celebrate International Women’s Day recognizing the achievements of women around the world. To mark this year, we at Scotiabank Bahamas have launched the ‘Her Success, Her Way’ programme focused on acknowledging the individual choices Scotiabank women make to achieve success on their own terms.”

The three successful Scotiabank businesswomen recognized this year are: Glennette Reckley, senior manager, compliance and legal services; Na-amah Rahming, Scotia Private Client Group; Lillian McPhee, administrative support officer.

The bank is making donations in honor of the Her Success, Her Way candidates to The Bilney Lane Children’s Home, The Women’s Crisis Centre and The Nazareth Centre for Children.

Globally, Scotiabank will mark International Women’s Day with a donation to Plan Canada’s ‘Because I Am a Girl’ initiative, a social movement to claim a brighter future for girls in the developing world. Scotiabank will also sponsor the International Women’s Day website.

Reining in government debt through redressing recurrent expenditure and revenue imbalances, as well as committing to reducing the fiscal deficit with various structural fiscal reforms, will comprise of a medium-term consolidation plan, according to State Minister for Finance Michael Halkitis.

RBC will hold an hour of special events and activities to commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8.

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