Personal bankers were on site to assist employees with opening new bank accounts for personal and savings purposes as well as disbursing information on how to obtain loans from the bank.
The exercise was facilitated by the Digicel Women in Leadership League (WILL).
Each month, the Digicel WILL committee hosts an event around a specific theme and in May, the theme was “My Investments, My Money, My Business”. This aims to promote investing and to encourage staff to be money minded.
Digicel WILL President, Gou Kere, said WILL is a vehicle for empowering women in Digicel and bringing them to that next level in their career.
“Not only that, we are also dedicated to empowering every member of the staff.
“In May, our focus was aimed at bringing awareness around investment products, business and company registration procedures and money management information to our staff.
“WILL is proud to announce that in this exercise, we assisted more than 50 staff to open an account with Westpac and we look forward to an ongoing partnership with the Westpac team.’’
MiBank carried out a similar exercise at the same time at both the head office and Hitron. Furthermore, in the coming months, WILL will introduce many more empowering programs for staff at Digicel.
WILL is a community of 150 female employees within Digicel PNG. It consists of more than 100 members in Port Moresby and over 30 across Alotau, Lae, Madang, Kimbe, Kokopo, Manus and Hagen.
The seven partners who supported Digicel in this recent program included BSP, Kina Group, IPA, NDB, Women’s Micro Bank, MiBank and Westpac.
(Westpac representative Senna Beraro, centre, with Digicel’s Emma Manus, left, and Kauro Einoko during the meeting at Digicel’s head office at Gordon’s, Port Moresby)