FirstBank Launches Virtual Community for Women


Barely two months after First Bank of Nigeria Limited celebrated the one year anniversary of FirstGem, its life style offering for women, the bank has announced the launch of a website specifically designed to build a virtual community of like-minded women.

The bank explained that the initiative was taken to encourage interactions among women, whilst focusing on key areas of interest, thus allowing women to engage with one another over shared passions, goals and life aspirations.

In line with this, a Google Hangout webinar was hosted by the MD/CEO, FirstBank, Dr. Adesola Adeduntan and Chairman of the bank, Mrs. Ibukun Awosika yesterday.

Special guest panellists at the event included JJ Omojuwa, Founder, The Omojuwa Foundation and Arese Ugwu, who is an author.

The discussions were centre on financial empowerment, advice on How to Grow Finances and Career Development, as well as staying ahead with a FirstGem account. Among the numerous benefits of the FirstGem website include; it is designed to provide a community through which women, irrespective of where they are in Nigeria and abroad, are able to glean information on finances, wealth acquisition and management, receive business support, health, general lifestyle and exchange ideas with other women.

According to the Group Head, Products & Marketing Support, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Abiodun Famuyiwa, ”FirstBank is focused on creating opportunities that are instrumental to ensuring healthy financial decisions are made by women with a view to living their dreams and achieving fulfillment in not just their careers or business ventures but all areas of their lives”.

FirstGem is an account designed specifically to meet the needs of women, aged 18 years and above, targeted at a broad spectrum of women, working professionals, entrepreneurs or market women with a view to promoting their business through an array of benefits, from free business advisory services on business funding, specialised training on Business Development initiatives (online and physical), among others.