Optiva Capital Partners has reiterated its commitment to women’s empowerment as the 2024 International Women’s Day is marked across the globe.

The 2024 International Women’s Day has the theme ‘Inspire Inclusion’.

In a statement to mark the day on Thursday, signed by the CEO of Optiva Capital Partners, Dr Jane Kimemia, it expressed solidarity with the United Nations for its “commitment to spotlight women, their issues and social, economic, cultural, and political achievements, while also imploring action for accelerating women’s equality”.

Kimemia said, “At Optiva Capital Partners, over 70 per cent of our workforce is women. The company is daily committed to empowering our workforce, creating opportunities for them to serve, to get better, and to grow their career.

“When you raise one woman, you raise a generation, because one woman impacts at least five people. So in a workforce of over 1,000 people out of which 70 per cent are women, the multiplier effect is better imagined.

“More importantly for us at Optiva Capital Partners is the promotion of diversity in leadership and decision-making positions. By championing inclusion in our leadership, OptivaCapital Partners is harnessing the full potential of diverse perspectives, leading to better decision-making and innovation. The crop of our leadership is predominantly women who consistently propel our remarkable growth.”

The firm listed its community service programmes, including its initiative with the Lagos State Government in maternal health to reduce maternal mortality rate.

World Health Organisation reports state that Nigeria contributes up to 10 per cent of global maternal deaths.

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