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Pomp and colour at the launch of Standard Group Women Network

Readers Lounge By Eve Woman

There was pomp and colour on Friday night as Standard Group launched its Standard Group Women Network as ladies, mostly donning red, got treated to free makeup revamping.

The event, held at the media fraternity’s headquarters along Mombasas Road, was graced by the group’s CEO Orlando Lyomu, Head of HR Nicholas Siwatom, leadership of the network lead by their president Quinter Mbori, alongside key guests among them Madam Juliana Rotich and Prof Abukutsa who gave speeches.

From left: The Group HR Director Nicholas Siwatom, SG CEO Orlando Lyomu, key guest Prof Abukutsa and the President of the network Queen Mbori (Derrick Oluoch)

The event was hosted by radio queen Mwende Macharia and saw afro soul singer Beryl Owano perform

The main objective of the network is to improve gender balance in the organization by influencing recruitment, following up on staff career growth as well as conducting mentorship forums for the women staffers. The network seeks to push for amenities including a mother’s room, a daycare centre, a gym and wellness centre at the organization.

The leadership of the forum, which boasts of representatives from all the SG departments, will also look into the intermittent problems women have to deal with world over by championing for better maternity cover packages and curbing sexual harassment.

The event was crowned by a cake cutting and champagne popping session

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