In a bid to reaffirm its commitment to women empowerment and Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) support, Keystone Bank Limited, in collaboration with EcsCorps Resources Limited recently empowered over 100 women across Nigeria through a program tagged “The Incubator Reality – Female Entrepreneurs’ forum.’’
The Incubator Reality – Female Entrepreneurs’ forum, targeted towards the empowerment of young female entrepreneurs is a part of The Incubator Reality series. The virtual program was utilized as a tool to educate, empower and motivate the young women to expand their businesses and become successful entrepreneurs.
At the virtual seminar, a wide array of seasoned and successful female entrepreneurs imparted the participants with important knowledge about key business issues and the skills required to apply that knowledge thereby developing their business acumen.
Addressing the participants, the co-founder, The Footwear Academy, Chidinma Emodi Chukwuemeka, emphasized on the importance of skills acquisition in order to foster socio-economic growth and reduce youth unemployment in Nigeria. She also rendered tips on how to manage a business successfully in Nigeria.
Over the years, Keystone Bank has maintained an active presence in women empowerment and MSME support. The financial institution has achieved this through the execution of various women-inclined and MSME support schemes, projects, initiatives, master-classes e.t.c
While restating the bank’s commitment to women empowerment and the MSME sector, the Divisional Head, Retail, SME & Value Chain Division, Keystone Bank, Anayo Nwosu, expressed that these initiatives are part of the organization’s continuous drive and contribution towards an improved Nigerian economy.
According to him: “Keystone Bank is committed to ensuring that women and MSMEs in Nigeria are empowered and furnished with the right knowledge and skills to develop their businesses in order to enable them participate and compete in the global market space.”
“The bank will continue to take into consideration factors that could positively impact the Nigerian economy and promote long-term economic growth. Our interventions in the MSME sector and women empowerment will keep strengthening this commitment,” he concluded.