Published On: Fri, Mar 9th, 2018

CIBC FirstCaribbean honors Fundashon Mami Sa and its participants on International Women’s Day as they #pressforprogresss

Pic CIBC FirstCaribbean recognize Mami Sa 08032018WILLEMSTAD - CIBC FirstCaribbean on the occasion of the celebration of the 2018 International Women’s Day honored Fundashon Mami Sa and its participants as a living example of a foundation and group of women that on a daily basis push for progress for themselves and their children.

The bank’s Chief Executive Officer Gary Brown hailed the outstanding contribution of the “phenomenal women of CIBC FirstCaribbean” to the bank’s growth.

“The active participation of women in every aspect of life – be it in government, business, education, technology or sport - is an integral part of any successful society. CIBC FirstCaribbean is certainly no exception! Our organization continues to grow through the solid leadership and support of our female employees. We cannot thank you enough for your efforts that have ensured that our business remains the well-respected and strong institution it is today,” Brown said in a message to staff.

The bank took the opportunity to support the valuable work the foundation does for single mothers and their kids.  The participants also received a token of encouragement from the bank to mark the special occasion.

The bank celebrates International Women’s Day annually demonstrating its commitment to the development of women not only within the company but also within our community.

The theme of the 2018 International Women’s Day is #PressforProgress, stressing the importance of gender parity.  It calls for advocacy, activism and support when it comes to developing the cause for women around the world.

Fundashon Mami Sa, founded by Mrs. Marion van den Aardweg, with the help of people like Mrs. Mila Palm, on a daily basis dedicates time, energy and resources to helping single mothers between the ages of 21 to 28, become resilient and be able to deal with the everyday challenges including raising their children.  Currently, the foundation has a client-base of nine clients, who participate in the different programs in order to become assertive, responsible and ready to further to develop their capacity to either seek work or be an entrepreneur themselves.

Lysaira Ortela of CIBC FirstCaribbean said: “For CIBC FirstCaribbean it’s a pleasure to be able to honor this important work done by Fundashon Mami Sa and the very active participation of its participants in the program.  Mami Sa is a living example of how we can empower the women in our community towards gender parity.    Such initiatives as Mami Sa are the backbone to strengthen individual women and promote well-being, increase healthy citizens and enterprising communities.”

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