In its continuous effort to support avenues that work for the progress of women, Wema bank, one of the commercial banks in Nigeria, launched “Sara by Wema” on Friday 29th month, 2019.
Sara by Wema is a vibrant community designed to give the Nigerian woman the capacity to participate in, solely contribute to and fully benefit from growth opportunities that help maximize her personal or business goals
Ademola Adebise, MD, Wema Bank said that the improvement of women and the society was what inspired the initiative
“Looking at the population of women and the poverty level in the country, we believe that if we can improve the lives of women, we can also improve the society,” Adebise said.
“And in terms of being a responsible corporate citizen, we believe that in line with the sustainable principles, actualizing the goals of women is one of the main key goals of the sustainable banking principles,” Adebise further said.
This community will give women access to participate in, wholly contribute to and fully benefit from growth opportunities available within Wema Bank.
It will be leveraged on all existing product offering across the savings, current and loan portfolios.
It is open to all Nigerian women across all socioeconomic classes, the community specifically targets female owned SMEs, registered and unregistered businesses, start-ups, stay-at-home entrepreneurs and mothers, workers and salaried women, and low income earners.
Also in commemoration of the International Women’s month, the bank in partnership Aramide, an Afro-soul or Jazz musician held a Songversation with Aramide event, an initiative of the artist.
The event, which in its second year, aims to promote positive narratives for Nigerian women and reemphasises their role in society.
The Bank also used the occasion to celebrate the achievements of women who were changing, shaping and enriching the lives of Nigerian women and girls through awards
They were Kemi Onabanjo, a management consultant, Omoyemi Akerele, an icon in Nigeria’s fashion industry, Oghenekaro Omu, founder of Sanitary Aid for Nigerian Girls (S.A.N.G) and Temie Giwa-Tubosun, founder of Lifebank.