Asiamoney, one of the world’s most trusted financial publications, recognized Security Bank Corporation (SBC) for championing women in the workplace.
Security Bank ranked highest among Asian banks and Philippine banks in terms of the number of women in senior management positions, with 58% of women employees holding senior positions. Meanwhile, Security Bank ranked second in the country and fifth in Asia, with 68% of the total workforce being women.
“Our BetterBanking promise is for all, regardless of one’s background or gender. We value diversity and inclusivity in the organization. Security Bank has always been an advocate of women empowerment. This is evident in the decision-making process, organization policies, employee engagement, and the causes we support,” said SBC EVP & Head of Retail Banking Segment Maki Tingson.
Asiamoney’s Leaders for Women survey recognized banks that have done the most to encourage women in the workplace across Asia’s financial markets based on the data received from nearly 60 financial institutions.
Studies have begun to report that more gender diversity, particularly in corporate settings, increases the possibility of better productivity, innovation, and decision making. More inclusive companies also report higher employee retention and satisfaction.
Aside from upholding women within the organization, Security Bank also champions women empowerment in communities as shown through the advocacies and programs it has supported over the past couple of years. “We partner with organizations and support causes that recognize women’s potential across industries. This is also one of the ways we stay true to our mission to enrich lives, empower businesses, and build communities,” Tingson added.
Recently, Security Bank was one of the sponsors of PeopleAsia’s Men Who Matter X Women of Style & Substance 2020, an awards program that honors trailblazers and individuals who have been making a mark in various fields. Security Bank is also a longtime partner of the Zonta Club & Environs Foundation, an organization of executives and professionals empowering women worldwide.