Celebrating women across our network

On 8 March 2019 Advans subsidiaries across the globe celebrated International Women’s Day to show our commitment to achieving balance.

Here at Advans we value our staff and we aim to offer equal opportunities to everyone. Advans Côte d’Ivoire is a great example of good practices in ensuring equality between men and women. The MFI employs 378 women representing 56% of all staff. What’s more our Ivorian subsidiary has 54% female managers showing that a true balance is possible.

These actions towards staff equality allow Advans Côte d’Ivoire to also better target women with its responsible financial services.

In Myanmar, staff got together and received flowers to celebrate the occasion.


And, in Pakistan, female employees expressed their views on being a woman and the importance of gender equality. Find a few of their photos and quotes below.


Sania Kazi, Manager Finance

"We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape the conversation, to make sure women's voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored."

Suman Valeecha, Head of Marketing

"I'm stronger because I had to be. I'm smarter because of my mistakes. Now I'm wiser because I've learned."

Farah Rahman, HR Officer

"I'm learning about the strengths I didn't know I had..."

At Advans we recognise, appreciate and value our female staff. We believe in empowering them at all levels so that we can get closer to a balance.