‘You Are Black, A Woman And An Immigrant’ – Nigerian Woman Proves Naysayers Wrong As She Celebrates Becoming Branch Manager Of A Canadian Bank

patience ajaoA Nigerian woman, Patience Adesuwa Ajao is over the moon after her new role as the Branch Manager of a leading bank in Canada.

Mrs Ajao recalled how people said she would never be promoted when she was employed as a Customer Service Representative with the bank eight years ago in a Facebook post on Saturday, November 12.

She wrote:

“Upon relocating to Canada eight years ago, I was told to abandon all thoughts of building a career, and, survive. A few months later, I accepted the Customer Service Representative role with one of Canada’s top five Banks,” she wrote. 

Talks in my ears sounded like: you will not get promoted, you will be a teller for life, remember you are black, a woman and an immigrant from Nigeria, three strikes against you. Forging on, I moved through four roles: Financial Services Representative, Financial Advisor, Manager of Customer Experience, and Assistant Branch Manager

In addition to having my 3rd child, pregnancy and maternity did not prevent my climb up the ladder. Needless to say, I have since distanced myself from those that never believed in me.

I am blessed to be a part of an organization that has provided a level playing field for everyone. In this month of November 2022, I accepted the promotion to the role of Branch Manager, thank you TD!

Finally, Dear Immigrants: seek an organization that will accept your potential and believe in yourself that you can attain whatever height you aim for.


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