AIB Puts the Focus on Diversity & Inclusion
6th March 2017
To coincide with Diversity and Inclusion Week this week (from March 6th) AIB is setting new targets for gender representation at management levels, launching paid paternity leave and announcing other new family-friendly policies.
AIB plans to have 40 per cent women across management by 2018. AIB already achieved its target of 25% representation of women on the AIB Group board by the end of 2016.
AIB will also offer two weeks’ fully paid paternity leave allowing new fathers to enjoy the first few weeks with their children without worrying about being out of pocket. This follows the Government’s introduction of paternity leave and paternity benefits last year.
AIB is also launching a new Mind the Gap initiative which aims to help women on maternity leave to reintegrate back into the workplace in a more supportive way.
AIB CEO Bernard Byrne said: ‘Diversity and Inclusion are important aspects of our people agenda. By committing to a more diverse workforce at management level, we will lay the foundations for increased diversity at more senior levels.’
The bank is hosting a number of customer events across the country to demonstrate the business case for diversity and hear about what other companies are doing to attract and keep employees.
AIB Chief People Officer Triona Ferriter said: “Diversity is about enabling real culture change. By committing to having more diverse representation at management level, we will enable more informed decision-making. Diversity and Inclusion Week marks another step on the road to making AIB a more diverse and inclusive place to work.’’
Pictured at the launch of AIB’s Diversity & Inclusion week are Minister for Social Protection Leo Varadkar, AIB CEO Bernard Byrne and Chief People Officer Triona Ferriter.