As part of the celebration marking this year’s International Women’s Day, the Standard Chartered Bank has organised a mentoring session for girls at the Saint Mary’s Senior High School in Accra.
The form three students were taken through sessions including preparing for the job market, preparing an outstanding Curriculum Vitae (CV), preparation for interview as well as the conducts before and after job search.
Speaking to the students, Mrs Madinatu Duncan, the Senior Human Resources Manager at the Standard Chartered Bank urged the students to be confident in every endeavour they found themselves because having confident in themselves could lead them to higher places.
She said: “You have to believe in yourself first before someone else will believe in you and do not look down on yourself, no one can look down on you”.
Mrs Duncan said there was the need for the youth to be concise with their CVs and also communicate well, ensuring that they keep them complete and up-to-date.
She said there was the need for the students to incorporate good time management and integrity into their daily lives to enable excel higher in life because these were critical component in the corporate world.
Mrs Afua Sarpong, the Head of Client Service at the Bank urged the girls to take keen interest in reading to enrich their vocabulary, adding that, there was the need for them to shun the use of shorthand in any form of writing.
She urged the students to be decent in their dressing and ensure that they were well groomed for the corporate world.
International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8 every year and it is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights.
After the Socialist Party of America had organized a Women’s Day on February 28, 1909, in New York, the 1910 International Socialist Woman’s Conference suggested a Women’s Day be held annually.
This year’s theme is: “Balance for Better”.