Jakarta, 24 April 2021 – PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (BCA) continues to support the progress of Indonesian women who contributed significantly to various aspects of life, including encouraging the furthering of culture, education, health, and the economy. Women have become a force to be reckoned with due its important roles in various aspects of life, parallel to the efforts to provide equal opportunities for women to grow.
To commemorate Kartini Day, one of the milestones for the emancipation of women in Indonesia, in collaboration with the Nusantara Institute, BCA holds a webinar called “Jejak Perempuan Inspiratif Indonesia” (the Footprint of Inspiring Indonesian Women), in Jakarta, on Saturday (24/4/2021). Featured as keynote speakers at the webinar was EVP CSR of BCA Inge Setiawati, Director of Nusantara Institute Sumanto Al Qurtuby, Dean of the Faculty of Sports of Semarang State University Tandiyo Rahayu, Director of Asian Muslim Action Network (AMAN) Indonesia Ruby Kholifah, Pioneer of convalescent plasma therapy in Indonesia Theresia Monica Rahardjo, and Executive Director of Yayasan Usaha Mulia Vanessa Reksodipoetro.
Inge said that women’s role and participation are rightly seen as crucial to community empowerment. In addition to being bound by traditional views, Indonesian women are still unsure of their potential, abilities, and opportunities. In various local community development activities, BCA always encourages female participation to take on an important role in furthering culture and local economy. It can contribute significantly to the well-being of women, families, and societies, as well as enhancing women’s bargaining position in terms of gender equality.
“We strive to thrive alongside Indonesian women. For this reason, we continue to encourage them to take advantage of opportunities available in society, to become the central figure in making a significant contribution to societal progress. This webinar is an effort to inspire other women to grow and thrive together in realizing community governance that is fair and equal toward women’s empowerment,” said Sumanto.
Inge added, the cultural, education, health, and economic sectors are very close to women’s lives. As they are better equipped to take a pivotal role in those sectors, they get higher dignity, and their contribution pervades. This is also directly proportional to pace economic growth and community welfare, especially local communities in rural areas.
As is known, as a national private bank, BCA also provides ample opportunities for women to build their careers. Approximately 61.3% of the total 24,000 BCA employees are female. Of this total, 64.1% have promotional opportunities, 56.7% have the opportunity to occupy branch head positions out of 1,248 branches throughout Indonesia, and 16.7% are female occupying director positions at BCA. BCA’s commitment to supporting women’s role is in line with the acceleration of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) realization in Indonesia.
The Footprint of Inspiring Indonesian Women Webinar – (top, left-right) EVP CSR of BCA Inge Setiawati, Director of Nusantara Institute Sumanto Al Qurtuby, Dean of the Faculty of Sports of Semarang State University Tandiyo Rahayu (bottom, left-right) Pioneer of convalescent plasma therapy in Indonesia Theresia Monica Rahardjo, Executive Director of Yayasan Usaha Mulia Vanessa Reksodipoetro and Director of Asian Muslim Action Network (AMAN) Indonesia Ruby Kholifah also participated in the Jejak Perempuan Inspiratif Indonesia webinar. To commemorate Kartini Day, one of the milestones for the emancipation of women in Indonesia, in collaboration with the Nusantara Institute, BCA holds a webinar called “the Footprint of Inspiring Indonesian Women.”
About PT Bank Central Asia Tbk (as of 31 March 2021)
BCA is one of the leading commercial banks in Indonesia with the core business of transaction banking. BCA also offers a full range of financial services in consumer, SME, commercial and corporate segments. As of March 2021, BCA has the privilege of serving more than 25 million customer accounts, processing around 41 million of daily transactions through a network of 1,244 branches; 17,634 ATMs as well as the 24-hour internet & mobile banking systems; supported by 24/7 Halo BCA contact center. BCA’s presence is complemented by a number of subsidiaries focusing on vehicle financing, sharia banking, securities, general and life insurance, digital bank, remittance as well as venture capital business. BCA is committed to building lasting relationship with customers, putting people first, and making positive impact on society at large. With more than 24,000 employees, BCA's vision is to be the bank of choice and a major pillar of the Indonesia economy.
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