The Group Managing Director of Access Bank Plc, Mr. Herbert Wigwe, has urged African leaders to commit themselves to empowering women.
Wigwe, who is the champion of the W-Initiative – a programme designed for women banking, spoke during the inaugural US-African Leaders International Summit hosted by President, Barack Obama in Washington DC.
The summit ended with leaders from 50 African states in attendance, discussing the trade and investment opportunities with the US, as well as collaboration on security of the continent.
Wigwe, who was a special guest at the brunch, noted that, “too often, the role of women in the continent is grossly under represented. We must embrace the fact that once the woman is educated, the whole family is educated; and what’s true for the family is true for the community and the whole country.”
Wigwe said the ‘W’ Initiative, offers privileges for women and their families to a variety of products, including access to a comprehensive range of loan products and credit facilities; access to the ‘W’ community with helpful advice on family and financial matters; home and family articles and details of special offers; and access to a wide range of discounts, special offers and freebies on health, beauty and fitness.
He spoke about the Maternal Health Support Scheme (MHSS) which offers financial assistance for women who face difficulty with completing their family.
He said Access Bank is committed to women empowerment and is uniquely positioning as the bank of choice for women, offering innovative women-focused products and services.
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