GENDER DIVERSITY

KBA to host Africa e-Conference for top women bankers

The former World Bank Treasurer Arunma Oteh, who currently serves as an Academic Scholar at St. Antony’s College, , is confirmed as the keynote speaker

In Summary
  • The virtual summit will bring together senior women officials from more than 10 countries .
  • The pertinent topics set to be covered include the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and the Fourth Industrial Revolution on the financial services sector.
CBK deputy governor Sheila M'Mbijiwe with Diamond trust bank managing director Nasim Devji at KBA women in banking forum in Nairobi on August 2,2016./ENOS TECHE.
CBK deputy governor Sheila M'Mbijiwe with Diamond trust bank managing director Nasim Devji at KBA women in banking forum in Nairobi on August 2,2016./ENOS TECHE.

The Kenya Bankers' Association  will host the Africa Regional e-conference for leading women in banking and finance from October 15 to 16, 2020.

The virtual summit will bring together senior women officials from more than 10 countries to enable networking, exchange of ideas, and promote gender diversity in leadership.

Themed “Breaking Barriers and Redefining Leadership in Africa,” the e-conference sponsors are KBA, DTB, Stanbic, Mastercard, Safaricom and Strathmore Business School.

 

“The e-conference topics have been designed to showcase the immeasurable opportunity a gender inclusive leadership has on the overall performance of an organisation.” said KBA CEO,  Habil Olaka.

He called on financial service providers and corporates across Africa to tap into the different viewpoints emanating from a diverse leadership team to aid further innovation.

The pertinent topics set to be covered include the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic and the Fourth Industrial Revolution on the financial services sector, and transformational leadership and cross-generational culture management approaches.

The former World Bank Treasurer Arunma Oteh, who currently serves as an Academic Scholar at St. Antony’s College,  is confirmed as the keynote speaker.

Central Bank of Kenya Deputy Governor Sheila M'Mbijjewe and Bank of Zambia Deputy Governor Rekha Mhango are also confirmed as guests of honour.

KBA held the inaugural leading women in banking and finance symposium in Nairobi in 2016 as a means to encourage gender inclusivity in the financial services sector.

“This conference is a conscious step towards promoting inclusivity in financial sector management,” said Nuru Mugambi, KBA Public Affairs Director.