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Banca Intesa Signed a Declaration on Respecting Women’s Empowerment Principles

Banca Intesa signed the Declaration on Respecting Women’s Empowerment Principles on the conference “Women’s Empowerment Principles: Equality means Business – Serbian Companies as Leaders”, held today in Belgrade Continental Hotel in the organization of the United Nations Agency for gender equality and women’s empowerment and the United Nations Global Compact.

The declaration that provides support for the improvement of equality between men and women in order to, among other things, improve the competitiveness of enterprises, encourage the creation of economic and social conditions that provide opportunities to women and men, as well as aid the country’s sustainable growth, was signed by the President of the Executive Board, Draginja Đurić, on behalf of Banca Intesa.

“Signing the Declaration on Respecting Women’s Empowerment Principles simultaneously provides a positive example to other organizations and institutions, but also formalizes our guiding principles in Banca Intesa, which is supported by the fact that women make 70 percent of the total number of employees and 64 percent of the management of Banca Intesa. Respecting the principle of gender equality is of extreme importance for the entire community – for the development of social inclusion, but also for the creation of a sustainable society” stated Draginja Đurić.

The aim of the conference was the affirmation of the principles of female empowerment as the collection of seven guidelines for the corporate sector on the manner of female empowerment in the workplace, market and in the community, in order to form a network of enterprises that will take over the leading role in the promotion of and demonstration of dedication to gender equality in business operation.

The conference was attended by the representatives of the Serbian Government, the United Nations, the International Labour Organization, public institutions and corporate sector, and the participants were also addressed by the President of the Republic of Serbia Boris Tadić.