Access Bank Announces Beneficiaries of its Empowerment Scheme


In line with its commitment to empower women with the skills they need to thrive in the economy, Access Bank Plc recently concluded the first season of its ‘Womenpreneur’ workshop by training female entrepreneurs in the Eastern region of the country.

The bank revealed that this edition which serves as the fifth and final edition of the first season was organised just before the third anniversary of its ‘W’ initiative.

The workshop, which held in Enugu state served as the final session for the first season of the series. Prior to the Enugu workshop, the bank had held the training in other locations in the country namely; Lagos, Port Harcourt, Ibadan, Abuja and Kaduna and trained over 1,600 female entrepreneurs in the first season.

Speaking on the purpose of the workshop, Group Head, Inclusive Banking of Access Bank Plc, Mrs. Ope Wemi-Jones was quoted in a statement to have said: “Since 2006, the bank has continued in its commitment to drive women’s economic empowerment in the nation. The Womenpreneur business workshop is intended to educate and enlighten Nigerian women on the fundamentals in business which will eventually help them attain their full potentials and continue to drive economic activities in Africa.

“So far, business women in Lagos, Port Harcourt, Ibadan, Abuja and Kaduna have benefitted immensely from the workshop with over 1600 female entrepreneurs testifying to have increased their business network, improved their business model and are thriving through the economy with ease.”