Ecobank To Celebrate Women’s Day With Ellevate
Ecobank Nigeria has concluded plans to commemorate this year’s International Women’s Day (IWD) with a special exhibition and networking workshops for women entrepreneurs under the auspices of Ellevate, a proposition specially targeted at women and women centered businesses.
The Ellevate programme by Ecobank is designed to reduce gender inequality in entrepreneurship and aid equal representation for women in the formal business sector.
The Elevate Exhibition by Ecobank is scheduled to take place simultaneously in Lagos, Ibadan, Abuja and Port Harcourt on Saturday March 12 with an opportunity for businesses to display their products and services. They also have opportunity to network and participate in training sessions to be facilitated by experts to help their businesses
Speaking on the upcoming event, Head, Consumer Products, Ecobank Nigeria, Daberechi Effiong, said there is no better way to celebrate women on their special day than to expose them on how to make their life and businesses better.
According to her, “as a female friendly bank, we have decided to celebrate with female entrepreneurs by providing them an a nue to showcase their products and services. I advise them to take advantage of this opportunity to showcase their business offerings. They also have the opportunity to network and make their brand known. We will also invite experts in different business segments to offer them some tutorials. All these services are free. We are not charging them. We want to help them become better entrepreneurs to boost their business.
The Ecobank Ellevate Programme has its objective to deepening engagement with women-owned businesses. Ellevate is designed to empower women deepened women-managed businesses in Nigeria and indeed across all our Africa footprints, leveraging various unique financial and non-financial benefits. It promises an end-to-end partnership in which they could gain access to financial services specially tailored for them and loans at special terms and discounts.