Sterling Bank Sponsors ‘Sexually Confident Woman’ Programme


N igeria’s most prestigious banking proposition for women, One Woman by Sterling Bank, is powering the Sexually Confident Woman programme holding in Lagos this month. The One Woman proposition was introduced by the bank to inspire and empower women to achieve their potential.

The theme and sub-theme of the Sexually Confident Woman programme are “Self-love” and “I’m in love with the shape of you” respectively. It addresses the issue of low self-esteem among women, especially those who are conscious of their weight and are living in self-doubt.

Speaking on the programme, Henry Bassey, Chief Marketing Officer, Sterling Bank said: “We are committed to creating new platforms for the Nigerian woman that addresses real issues she most overcome to enjoy a thriving social life that enables her fulfill her dreams. This explains our support for the Sexually Confident Woman programme which seeks to break the invisible barriers preventing the Nigerian woman from developing to her highest potential.”

On her part, Omolara Akinfolarin, Head of MSME, Sterling Bank said: “We are supporting the Sexually Confident Woman programme team led by Tope Mark-Odigie, because of its visionary nature and alignment with the One Woman proposition. As a caring brand that encourages women to be bold for change, we remain committed to programmes designed to inspire women to embrace their inner beauty. If there is one thing the Nigerian woman could use a lot more of, it is being continuously inspired by other women to not be so critical and hard on herself.”

She added, “under the One-Woman proposition, Sterling Bank has developed unique value propositions tailored specifically for women. The value proposition comprises of an array of different value-add offerings to meet financial, business and personal needs of women in Nigeria which includes providing platforms for women to support other women.”

To that end, an array of experts have been lined up to speak on “Self-love” and “I’m in love with the shape of you” to other women. They include Dr. Maymunah Kadiri, a clinical psychologist; Barrister Orbby Agwuncha, a sexologist and Izefua Ehi-Williams, a life coach. Others are celebrity guests, Kate Henshaw, Lepacious Bose and Yeni Anikulapo Kuti.

Apart from the professional speakers, the celebrity guests who are role models, will talk about how they personally overcame their insecurities. They will share wisdom nuggets for the women struggling with insecurity.

Under the One-Woman proposition, the Bank has developed unique value propositions tailored specifically for women. Some of these offerings include the Sterling Maternal Medical Finance (SMMF) available to women for peculiar medical treatments like fibroid; customized debit cards with a bold feminine touch that would provide cardholders access to discounts for spas, makeover services, and furniture/household items at select outlets; discounts on lending rates of all existing retail loan products (e.g. personal loan, asset acquisition loan, MSME loans,) for women and Womenpreneurship, a capacity building programme for young women.

Others include internship opportunities and job shadowing schemes for Young Women with access to the MSME academy for free or at a discount.

Free annual health checks for women the entire week of the International Women’s day in selected Sterling Bank branches is also offered as part of this timely proposition.