Women constitute 55% of NSB workforce
They contributed tremendously to achieve Bank’s highest-ever PBT and PAT in 2020
Awards audited by Ernst & Young to ensure a fair and accurate result
The first-ever Women Friendly Workplace Awards (WFWP Awards) 2021 jointly pioneered by Satynmag.com, and CIMA Sri Lanka was held on recently at the Atrium Lobby of the Cinnamon Grand.
Ms. Sarah Twigg, Programme Manager – Women in Work – Sri Lanka at IFC was the Chief Guest while the Guest of Honour was Ms. Farzana Jameel PC, Senior Additional Solicitor General of the Attorney General’s Department.
With the view of identifying the organisations that encourage gender equality, 10 organisations were awarded as Women Friendly Workplaces including that of the National Savings Bank (NSB). The awards were judged by a distinguished panel of judges and audited by Ernst & Young to ensure a fair and accurate result.
NSB, being one of the leading banks in Sri Lanka, always believes that banks have a substantial role to play in empowering women in all aspects. NSB encourages and empowers women in the Bank by providing enormous opportunities to provide a better service to the nation while being successful in the role that they play at the home front as well.
Moreover, NSB encourages women in the society by supporting them to inculcate the habit of savings and thereby encourage them to be financially independent and shoulder the multiple responsibilities entrusted to her as a woman with confidence.
Despite the heightened uncertainty due to the impact of COVID-19, the performance of the Bank over the years was characterized by strength and resilience with the leadership of the Chairperson Mrs. Keasila Jayawardena.
The workforce, with a 55% of female contribution, supported to achieve the highest ever Profit Before Tax and Profit After Tax in 2020. Moreover, the NSB empowers young female employees to drive the Bank towards its success, provided that the 63% of the workforce between 18 and 35 years of age is female employees.
With the recognition at Women Friendly Workplace, the NSB continues to maintain the gender equality in the workplace and encourages women in all aspects to be financially independent to fulfil their dreams. Further, the NSB reiterates its commitment to SDG 05, which covers gender equality and opportunity.
The award was received by the Chairperson of NSB – Mrs. Keasila Jayawardena, GM/ CEO-Ajith Peiris Senior Deputy General Manager – K. Raveendran and Deputy General Managers – Ms. Christine Jesudian, Lal Karunatilaka and Ms. Anusha Fernando.