Heritage Bank Limited will sponsor a one-day capacity building programme for women entrepreneurs to reinforce its belief in small businesses and their importance to economic growth of the country.

The training, tagged ‘Becoming financially fearless’, is being organised by the Genevieve Gathering.

According to Heritage Bank, the programme is part of its commitment to women empowerment in Africa especially Nigeria.

Ifie  Sekibo, managing director and chief executive officer of the bank, said that Heritage Bank recognises the importance of women in the society, especially in the economy, and this informed its commitment to women empowerment. “Our mission is to help women succeed in business and in life. We believe that with the right motivation and resources, more women in Africa and in Nigeria can achieve the enviable success that many women across the world have achieved.

“At Heritage Bank, we have committed ourselves to providing these capacity and resources to empower and motivate women across the country.”

According to the Sekibo, the training would boost Nigerian women’s confidence and also teach them how to secure their financial future. “It is aimed at empowering women by helping them to tackle the business and personal finance issues that are specific to them. Among other things, it provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs, women in business and career-oriented people to benefit from presentations by experts in selected fields, according to the statement.”

Speakers at the workshop include Ms. Arunma Oteh, former Director-General, Securities Exchange Commission; Tonye Cole, Co-founder/Group Executive Director, Sahara Group and Nimi Akinkugbe, Chief Executive Officer, Bestman Games, among others.

Dike Onwuamaeze


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