Diversity in leadership is good for business; this makes gender equality a substantial part of the workforce. The team at Banque Populaire du Rwanda Plc has this belief at its core of operations, considering that its critical to ensure that women and men are well represented in management positions at the workplace. Today, as the world celebrates International Women’s Day, women managing the bank’s operations have a message for women as well as companies and corporate firms, enlightening them why more women ought to have seat at the leadership table. *** Olive Nyinawumuntu Head of Business Projects and Branch Operation Service Women bring highly essential qualities to the workplace. They make very good listeners, who value teamwork and collaboratively build working relationships among staff. Women, therefore, complement the skills that men bring to the workplace, including assertiveness and risk-taking. I call upon women to build their self-confidence by taking up leadership roles and utilising available opportunities for continuous professional development in their various fields of expertise, for their personal growth. -- Lilian Batanyagwa Human Capital Operations Manager As we celebrate the 2021 International Womens Day, I would like to remind all women in leadership: Let us remember the root of leadership in the words of American businessman, Harvey Firestone, “The growth and development of people is the highest calling of leadership.” Let us continue to look beyond ourselves and empower tomorrow’s leaders. We should take it upon ourselves to empower and create the path for the next generation of young women leaders and girls; through active mentoring, coaching and sponsorship. For there is no limit to what we, as women can accomplish when we support one another! -- Laurie Umwiza Corporate Banking Manager To my fellow women out there, let us not wait to be empowered, let us take the lead. As we celebrate International Womens Day 2021, let me remind ourselves that the fear of making mistakes, being judged and failing should never define us. We are capable of doing anything, let us take the first step to empower one another, for in unity lies our infinite power to achieve the unthinkable. -- Sylvie Kevine Twagirayezu Branch Manager, BPR Kimironko As the world is celebrating International Women’s Day, I would like to remind fellow women that we are capable of achieving what we want and we have to continue building trust in ourselves. Let’s have confidence and help each other out as a way of developing ourselves, such that we get more women in leadership positions.