Access Bank bags women market champion award
Access Bank Plc has received the Global Banking Alliance for Women Market Champion 2015 Award.
The bank explained in a release that the award seeks to recognize and celebrate Nigerian women, home and in the Diaspora who have impacted on the Nigerian economy and their immediate environment positively.
During the just concluded 14th annual summit of the Global Banking Alliance (GBA) for Women in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Access Bank bagged the award for the Women’s Market Champion 2015, alongside banks across the world that have implemented successful market programmes.
This award is coming on the heels of the one year anniversary of the bank’s W initiative which was launched in Nigeria and subsequently in the bank’s subsidiaries in Ghana, Rwanda and Zambia. W is the home for everything Access Bank offers to women.
The Global Banking Alliance for Women is the leading international consortium of financial institutions and other organizations interested in building women’s wealth worldwide. GBA member institutions work in 135 countries to build innovative, comprehensive programmes that
women provide women entrepreneurs with vital access to capital, markets, education and training. With the presence of bankers, policymakers, multilateral and bilateral representatives, academics, and other stakeholders, the GBA summit is the seminal and most comprehensive event for women’s financial inclusion in the world.
The Chief Executive Officer of GBA, Inez Murray, who presented the award to Ope Wemi-Jones, Group Head, Inclusive Banking, Access Bank Plc, commended the women programme at Access Bank and reiterated that the summit was designed to deepen the sharing of know-how among GBA member banks, as well as create the opportunity to network and support one another as a community of practitioners.
On another note, nominations are ongoing for the four W Awards categories. The awards categories were drawn from the cardinal principles of the Bank’s W Initiative.
The first category is the ‘W Entrepreneur’ of the Year (W in Business) Award. This award recognizes a female entrepreneur who has shown immense growth in her business. Accordingly, she must be fully engaged and active in the day-to-day running and decision making in the business.