At the 2019 GBA Women’s Market Champion Impact Award Access Bank Plc was the winner of the 2019 GBA Women’s Market Champion Impact Award. They were given this prestigious award for their efforts towards providing opportunities for women. The awards was organized by the Global Banking Alliance for Women (now Financial Alliance for Women) in Paris.
Access Bank Plc Wins International Award for Improving Value for Women
Access Bank Plc winning this award comes as no great surprise seeing as the brand is constantly working to improve value for women. The bank has over 35 percent of women in its growing customer base. The bank has also been consistently offering innovative solutions and unique products which help to improve value for women. One of such products is the W Power Loan a discount offering that gives friendly loans to female-owned businesses. Access Bank Plc also has the W Academy which holds networking and capacity-building programs to train and mentor women.
Other initiatives include the Maternal Health Service Support (MHSS). This is a scheme designed to support women with easy and convenient options to pay for medical expenses. Access Bank Plc recently-launched Womenpreneur Pitchaton program. This is an enterprise-growth program that provides female business owners with access to grants and a mini-MBA from International Finance Corporation (IFC). The bank has many more impressive solutions, initiatives and products.
The bank is constantly being recognised for their efforts empowering and creating value for women. Other recognition and awards include the National Women in Finance Magazine’s Outstanding Banking Initiative Awards; the Global Banking Alliance (GBA) Women’s Market Champion Award; CBN Excellence in Women Economic Empowerment Award, National Council for Women Society Nigeria’s Dedication to Women Entrepreneurship Award, CBN Excellence in Women Economic Empowerment Award and many more.
Access Bank Plc Speaks on the Award
Herbert Wigwe the Group’s Managing Director spoke about the award. He asked that there should be more efforts and initiatives focused on women empowerment. Wigwe also talked about how the bank will not relent in its efforts in creating more success stories for women.