Access Bank Plc. has emerged winner of the GBA Women’s Market Champion Impact Award for providing opportunities for women.
It was organised by the Global Banking Alliance for Women (now Financial Alliance for Women) in Paris.
Speaking after the announcement, the Group Managing Director, Access Bank, Herbert Wigwe, called for more efforts in women empowerment, adding that the bank will not relent in creating more success stories for women.
“For sustainable development, women empowerment, including support to improve their socio-economic status, remains a practical, highly-important endeavour,” Wigwe said.
“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,” he added.
With over 35 per cent women in its growing customer base, Access Bank has offered innovative solutions and unique products, which include the W Power Loan a discount offering that gives loans to female-owned businesses, and the W Academy, where networking and capacity-building programmes are held for women.
Earlier, the bank had won 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; and the CBN Excellence in Women Economic Empowerment Award.