Jakarta, November 25th 2020 - MSMEs are known as one of the national economic pillars, as well as improving people's welfare. The 2016 Central Statistics Agency (BPS) economic census stated that MSMEs contributed 60.34% of total national GDP. Interestingly, Indonesia is listed as one of the countries with the largest base of women entrepreneurs in the world. Bank Indonesia’s data research stated that more than 60% of the total 57.83 million Indonesian MSMEs are run by women entrepreneurs. Various data also show that MSMEs managed by women have more sustainable financial performance, such as lower NPLs and better financial management.
"Seeing how huge the potential of women entrepreneurs can contribute to the Indonesian economy, and how we understand the challenges they face, Bank OCBC NISP is committed to empower women entrepreneurs, so they could continue to develop their businesses and take a bigger role in contributing to the economy, social and environment. With the spirit of No Such Thing As Can’t, Bank OCBC NISP initiated the #TAYTB Women Warriors Program, a comprehensive solution, which includes manage, grow and live solutions," said Parwati Surjaudaja, President Director of Bank OCBC NISP at the press conference for the launch of the #TAYTB Women Warriors program at Jakarta (25/11).
Through #TAYTB Women Warriors, Bank OCBC NISP presents comprehensive solution to support Indonesian women in running and developing their businesses to its highest potential, which:
Bank OCBC NISP is well aware of the major challenges for women entrepreneurs which include financial management, lack of self-confidence and limited knowledge to develop sustainable business. Therefore, through #TAYTB Women Warriors program, Bank OCBC NISP provides a special program that not only helps women entrepreneurs to manage & develop their businesses, but also to provide support in the form of educational activities and women entrepreneur community to share knowledge and experiences.
"The launch of the #TAYTB Women Warriors program is in line with Bank OCBC NISP's commitment to run responsible banking. With solutions that are more than just financial support (beyond banking), we hope that the #TAYTB Women Warriors program can answer the challenges faced by women entrepreneurs and contribute to sustainable economic growth in Indonesia, "concluded Parwati.
In addition, to support comprehensive solutions for women entrepreneurs, Bank OCBC NISP's commitment to empower Indonesian women has first been reflected in the implementation of an inclusive workforce that provides equal opportunities and benefits for all employees regardless of gender. For this effort, Bank OCBC NISP received an award as an Honorable Mention for the Gender-Inclusive Workplace category from the Women's Empowerment Principles (WEPs) Award event organized by UN Women. Furthermore, Monday (23/11), Parwati conveyed her commitment while she was one of the speakers at the Webinar & Panel Discussion held by United Nations Women (UN Women) and ANGIN with the theme "Women Leaders in Gender Lens Investing 2020".
About Bank OCBC NISP
Bank OCBC NISP was established in Bandung in 1941 under the name Nederlandsch Indische Spaar en Bank Deposit. As per September 30th, 2020, Bank OCBC NISP serves its customers through 236 office networks in 57 cities in Indonesia, equipped with 599 Bank OCBC NISP ATM units, accesible in more than 196,000 ATM networks in Indonesia, as well as connected with 740 OCBC Groups ATM networks in Singapore and Malaysia. Bank OCBC NISP also serves its customers through digital channels, including mobile banking and internet banking, both for individual and corporate. Bank OCBC NISP is one of the banks with the highest credit ratings in Indonesia, with idAAA (stable) rating from PT Pemeringkat Efek Indonesia (PEFINDO) and AAA(idn)/stable from PT Fitch Ratings Indonesia.
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