ING chose the Erasmus Centre for Women and Organisations (ECWO) to design and deliver the Women in Business programme because it is driven by exceptional people who share a passion for gender equality, with regard to both pay and opportunities within organisations.
Introduced in 2015 and tailored to female employees at ING, the programme outlines a strategy with insights and examples from academic leaders in the fields of finance, communication, negotiation and management. Through the programme ECWO empowers women to take an active role in their own career development by creating awareness and openness for new opportunities. In doing so, the programme motivates women to understand change and become change agents themselves.
The Women in Business programme was a resounding success with three sessions held in 2015 and six planned for 2016.
Diversity is crucial to ING’s ability to innovate and adapt in an ever-changing environment. We also aim for the diversity of our workforce to reflect the diversity of our clients. This allows us to better anticipate and serve our client's needs. By embracing diversity through the Women in Business programme, we improve our economic and social sustainability and demonstrate our commitment to employee development and engagement.
"I believe this course adds value through its highly experienced professors/ facilitators who catch your attention and stimulate interaction, through the diversity of the participants and the high quality of the learning tools and information. "
Women in Leadership 2015 participant
"A very effective way of energizing and empowering future leaders, by opening up the mind of talented females, they need the extra push and motivation to exploit their strengths, which are hidden. It´'s like opening a box and finding the perfect gift."
Women in Leadership 2016 participant