Hyderabad, Pakistan: HBL inaugurated its first all women branch in Hyderabad at the Sindh University, Old Campus.
Dr. Farida Shaikh, Principal – University of Sindh, (Elsa Kazi Campus), Hyderabad, cut the inauguration ribbon. Present at the ceremony were Syed Mujtaba Husain Naqvi, Head South, Branch Banking – HBL, Fouzia Jabeen Janjua, Head – Branch Operations and Account Services – HBL, along with other senior members of the Bank.
This initiative is in line with HBL’s diversity agenda and its vision of creating a more diverse and equitable workforce, as well as the need to increase the engagement of women in financial services. The Bank has been recruiting an increasing number of women across all business functions, ensuring they are provided equal opportunities for advancement and success.
Currently, women comprise 20% of HBL’s staff. The Bank is confident it can grow this number to 25% by 2025.
Commenting on the occasion, Fouzia Janjua, Head Branch Operations & Account Services – HBL said, “As Pakistan’s largest bank, HBL strives to place itself at the forefront of the DEI (Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion) agenda. We have a strong mandate to increase the Bank’s gender diversity by recruiting women at all levels into the workforce and foster a diverse work environment through progressive policies.”