Selim RF Hussain, managing director (MD) and chief executive officer (CEO) of the BRAC Bank, said, “BRAC Bank believes that race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or physical challenges should not be any barrier for an individual to deliver their potentials. Our existing coworkers are already sensitized to welcome the new teammates with open arms in the BRAC Bank family. We believe our step would also create social awareness for adoption of transgender community into the mainstream.”
He further said, “Somebody has to take the first move to dispel the social stigma and ensure social justice as every human deserves. I also thank the educational institutions that provided academic learning opportunities to transgender and physically challenged people.”
As a part of the smooth onboarding process, the bank has already conducted special sensitising sessions for its employees about gender-related prejudices so that the new recruits receive a warm welcome and acceptance at their workplace.
Selim RF Hussain said, “As a values-based organisation, BRAC Bank believes in ‘leaving no one behind’. It respects and recognises the importance of distinctive life journeys that extend beyond the paradigms of gender. Our work focuses on creating equitable processes and policies that allow us to create space for everyone to thrive.”
“It ushers in a new era of creating an inclusive society where no one will be judged by their gender or other needs but by their talent and potential. We believe many organizations would emulate this example in creating opportunities for everyone,” Hussain added.