A small part significant event was held within Digicel PNG’s head office in Port Moresby on March 8 to acknowledge the efforts of its female employees on International Women’s Day.
Amongst those present was CEO Valde Ferradaz, who acknowledged that women play an important role in influencing and shaping society.
“Male ego is dangerous for the planet, making men self-centred.
“The empowering of women is a necessity for balance,” explained Valde Ferradaz.
He admitted gender inequality still remains in the corporate world, however it was up to the women themselves to ensure their voice is heard.
“Corporations and systems are not yet designed to accommodate the input from people who are different, especially from women who bring a totally different dimension to business.
“The question is how do you change that, what are you doing to create something different, how are you empowering yourself not just through the WILL program.”
The event also saw a number of outstanding female employees getting recognised for their work.
Digicel PNG established the Women in Leadership League program or WILL back in 2016 to help empower its female staff.
International Women’s day is celebrated on the 8th of March every year. It was adopted by the United Nations in 1977.
The theme for this year is ‘Press for progress’.