Access Bank gets recognition for improving women’s value

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Access Bank Plc has emerged winner of the 2019 GBA Women’s Market Champion Impact Award for its efforts towards providing opportunities for women.

Organised by the Global Banking Alliance for Women (now Financial Alliance for Women) in Paris, the award contributed to a growing list of recognition for Access Bank, a statement said on Thursday.

It added that this included the National Women in Finance Magazine’s Outstanding Banking Initiative award; the Global Banking Alliance Women’s Market Champion award; CBN Excellence in Women Economic Empowerment award; National Council for Women Society Nigeria’s Dedication to Women Entrepreneurship award; and CBN Excellence in Women Economic Empowerment award, among others.

Speaking after the announcement, the Group Managing Director, Access Bank, Herbert Wigwe, called for more efforts in women empowerment, adding that the bank would not relent in its efforts in creating more success stories for women.

Wigwe said, “For sustainable development, women empowerment, including support to improve their socio-economic status, remains a practical, highly-important endeavour.

“Over the years, Access Bank has enshrined women empowerment into its corporate ethos, the recognition by a prestigious body such as the Financial Alliance for Women and the testimonials of our beneficiaries highlight the success of the bank in this area. Furthermore, we promise to intensify our efforts to build capacity and support women globally with the resources and expertise needed to improve their lives.”

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