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Keystone Bank Empowers Female Entrepreneurs

Keystone Bank Limited has organized a capacity building workshop, tagged: ‘The Accelerate Business Seminar’ for female business owners.

The workshop is in furtherance of its commitment to empower female entrepreneurs in the country through its Pink Network initiative The Pink Network is an online platform to learn, get mentorship, share business ideas and interact.

The one-day seminar, which is the second edition was held on Wednesday at the Keystone Bank Learning Academy, Lagos in partnership with Enterprise Development Centre (EDC), Fate Foundation, Junior Achievers Nigeria, SME100 and Trans Royal Couriers.

At the event, business professionals took participants through series of discussions on how to access finance and borrow sensibly, thriving in business in the 21st century using the internet, identifying and reaching target market, implementing an effective delivery system, among other issues.

Commenting on the initiative, Group Managing Director of Keystone Bank Limited, Mr. Obeahon Ohiwerei, said the bank “has creatively set up this platform to cater for the dreams and aspirations of women SMEs and the professional working class women.

“As a financial institution, we understand the importance of women in building a robust economy, but lack of access to entrepreneurial skills, finance, networking, and management skills pose a major setback to women’s economic inclusion. Hence, we took the bold step to provide solution to these challenges.”

“The platform therefore creates an opportunity for participants to receive inspiration to be independent, motivation to achieve their goals and mentoring to guide them on the sure and swift path to be the woman they want to be”, Ohiwerei added.

He restated the bank’s commitment to support female entrepreneurs irrespective of  the different stages of their businesses and this workshop is one of the ways by which we seek to actualize this goal.

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