The Malta Independent 26 May 2019, Sunday

BOV Women in Leadership

Thursday, 9 May 2019, 10:06 Last update: about 16 days ago

73 BOV women successfully completed the Women in Leadership courses recently organised by Bank of Valletta.   

The two-day programme was designed exclusively for BOV women leaders of today and tomorrow.  Its aim was to further enhance women's skills and confidence to allow them to fully express their voice, authentic power and leadership ability.

"At Bank of Valletta we simply believe in the power of women.  Over half of our workforce is made of women. We believe that through such training programmes, which are aimed specifically at women, we can assist them in reaching their full potential, strengthening their natural traits and cultivate their own authentic style of leadership," said Dr Tania Camilleri from BOV's Employee Development Unit.  "We do not want our women to emulate men leaders, we want them to remain true to their competences because it is only through diversity of skills that our company can continue to grow and flourish.  It is what makes us different."

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"Bank of Valletta takes pride in its recruitment and career advancement policy that has always been open equally to both genders based on talent and skills.  We are proud to be one of the organisations where there the gender pay gap is non-existant", stressed Anthony Scicluna, BOV CO Ethics & Employee Development.  "Increasingly we are having more women occupying middle management postions and we want them to reach the highest positions within the bank because different ideas and perspectives help us innovate and grow further our business while meeting the needs of our diverse clientele.  Organisations with non-gender balanced management teams run the risk of becoming stagnant and non-relevant to the needs of today's society." 

The interactive workshops, which were delivered by key trainer Jozie Devoy in partnership with Dr Tania Camilleri, provided opportunities for networking and collaboration between women coming from different areas across the bank.  The workshops also generated a number of innovative ideas which the bank will now seek to implement.


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