WEMA Bank Plc has renewed its commitment to women empowerment by partnering with She can Nigeria to organize a conference to help Nigerian women realize their potential and develop their capabilities.
The partnership entails helping women and young female entrepreneurs attain their personal and business potential through mentoring and skill acquisition programmes needed to improve their financial status.
Shecan Nigeria is a movement designed to drive a change in culture and perception of today’s women, with its goal being to empower adolescent girls and women through strategic training, mentoring, counselling, vocational skill acquisition and community empowerment initiatives and grooming them to become change agents in their various communities and industries.
Speaking at a press conference to announce the partnership, Head of Marketing Communications and Investors’ Relations, Wema Bank, Mrs. Funmilayo Falola, said the bank was committed to the transformative ideals of women empowerment as a means of eradicating poverty from the society.
According to her, empowered women are good managers of resources, good business managers and great contributors to the household economy.
Falola said the bank would continue to champion plausible causes that improve the socio-economic conditions of women in the country through empowerment, mentoring, skill acquisition and other impactful schemes.
The convener, She can Conference, Ezinne Ezeani, thanked the bank for the high-impact partnership, noting that many women had benefited from the partnership.
According to her, “she can do more” is one core message they preach to the woman who as a result of herself/cultural values, psychological belief about gender limit her possibilities in life that men are better fit for some roles in the corporate and business world.
The latest partnership makes it the third consecutive year Wema Bank has partnered with Shecan Nigeria to organise the She can conference to empower women through training, counselling and mentoring.