Access Bank Plc has announced its plan to host a conference in commemoration of the annual International Women’s Day.
This, the bank said, is part of its commitment to inspire, connect and empower women to attain their full potential.
Group Head, Retail Marketing and Analytics, Access Bank, Chioma Afe, stated this via a statement on Thursday.
The conference which will take place at The Eko Hotels, Victoria Island, Lagos on March 10, is aimed at furthering the discussions around how women across all life stages can thrive through stereotypes to attain full potential.
Afe said that panelists would explore how to use gender-enabling institutions for women economic empowerment and how to build generational sustainability for women in the future.
Top female keynote speakers to feature at the conference include Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Director-General, World Trade Organisation, and Honourable Minister of Humanitarian Affairs, Sadiya Umar Farouq.
Also, Dr Jumoke Oduwole, Special Adviser to the President on Ease of Doing Business, IK Osakioduwa, top Nigerian Radio and TV on-air personality and a host of other panelists will be moderated by CNN News Anchor, Zain Asher and top Nigerian Talk show host, Tolu Oniru-Dumeren also known as Toolz.
There will also be a fire chat session with International Nigerian French song writer and performer, Asa
Women at the conference are expected to unwind, rejuvenate and network in a relaxed environment while you get serenated with music from guest artistes during the conference.
Access Bank is a leading full-service commercial bank operating through a network of more than 600 branches and service outlets, spanning three continents, 12 countries and 31 million customers.
The bank employs 28,000 people in its operations in Nigeria and has subsidiaries in sub-Saharan Africa and the United Kingdom (with a branch in Dubai, UAE) and representative offices in China, Lebanon and India.
In July 2014, Access Bank unveiled the “W” initiative to accelerate a new and stronger wave of hitherto scanty female entrepreneurs in Nigeria in addition to financial inclusion.
The “W” initiative is a one-stop centre of all of Access Bank’s women empowerment offerings some of these include capacity building programmes exclusive to women, mentoring programmes, and maternal health services, all aimed at helping to build a bigger, stronger, and more sustainable society.
Under the “W” initiative, participating women and their families have access to a wide range of opportunities.
Part of these privileges includes access to loans and credit facilities; access to the ‘W’ community in which they can get insights concerning family matters and finance matters.
‘W’ community also provides women with access to information about several value-adding special offers for the home, including specially discounted offers as well as freebies on health, beauty, and fitness.