DTB  to open all-women  branch at Mlimani City  

15Mar 2019
James Kandoya
DAR ES SALAAM
The Guardian
 DTB  to open all-women  branch at Mlimani City  

DIAMOND Trust Bank (DTB) has said that plans are underway to open all-women staffed branch at Mlimani City shopping complex during the year to achieve gender parity in its workforce.

DIAMOND Trust Bank (DTB)

The Bank Information Communication Technology (ICT) manager, Stella Masha told reporters in Dar es Salaam that the move was part of the commemoration of the International Women Day.

She said move further aimed at assisting women to unleash their full potentials while managing work life balance in a professional environment.

 According to the manager, the  DTB-Tanzania can be extend the services  to other branches in the country  depending on the bank strategies.

 Masha added that international day was adopted globally in celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.

She  hinted that the 2019 commemoration marked under the theme-“Balance for better-a Gender Balanced World is A Better World”.

 “The bank has achieved a commendable gender balance ratio of 49.1 per cent women employees in its workforce. It further aims at achieving gene parity in its workforce in the year 2019,” she said.

Citing the DTB group in East Africa, the manager said it was headed by a woman Nasim Devji as a CEO in Nairobi as well as for Betty Rupia, is one of the youngest to head the corporate banking department in the country.

 The manager described that in commemorating the day, the bank organized a series of activities to foster diversity and gender equality and advance the status of women in the bank and the society at large.

She named them  as balance for better workshop geared to towards assisting women to unleash the f potential and inaugurated by the former Speaker of the National Assembly, Anne Makinda.

Others activities are blood donation exercise and an all women pavilion at Mlimani City shopping complex to showcase the banks products and services to that niche market.

The Bank CEO and country manager,-Tanzania, Viju Cherian, reiterated that “Women are major global economic force accounting for an increasing portion of financial spending decisions”.

 “Building workplace reflecting this customer base is critical as we work to understand and incorporate women’s needs and values as customers”.

He said gender including was not a rhetoric corporate statement in its fourteen branches of the bank within Dar es salaam, where in seven branches, 50 per cent of the managers are female.

DTB-Tanzania presently has a network of twenty eight branches in Tanzania, fourteen braches are in Dar es salaam and others two branches are in Arusha and Mwanza and each one in Dodoma, Kahama, Mbeya, Morogoro, Moshi, Mtwara, Mwanza, Tabora, Tanga and Zanzibar.