Bank touts equality and diversity for greater organizational effectiveness
NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Scotiabank Bahamas today reaffirmed its commitment to diversity and gender equality throughout its operations as the bank observes International Women’s Day 2021.
Both locally and across the Caribbean region, the bank is also celebrating the achievement of record numbers of women across its senior leadership ranks. In the Bahamas, more than 75 percent of middle management and executives at the directorship level are women while at the senior management and company board level, women account for approximately 57 percent of its leaders.
In January, Scotiabank named Anya Schnoor — a Caribbean national — as the executive vice president for the bank’s operations in the Caribbean, Central America and Uruguay (CCAU) region.
Nadia Stubbs, director, Human Resources, Scotiabank Bahamas, said: “Inclusive hiring practices are a critical component of our diversity and inclusion strategy.
“As part of our strategy, we are deliberate in ensuring that female talent is equitably represented at the management level and have equal access to leadership development opportunities.”
Commenting on the achievements of his women counterparts and International Women’s Day, Roger Archer, managing director, expressed pride and hailed the tremendous contribution they have made to the success of the bank.
“The achievements of women both at the bank and across The Bahamas are both laudable and inspiring,” he said.
“I am very proud to represent an organization that supports and encourages the contributions of women at every level. Undoubtedly, their involvement fosters greater efficiency in our operations, more balanced decision-making within our teams and this ultimately improves the service we offer to our customers.”
To mark International Women’s Day, the bank will host a global webinar for its team members.