In line with its commitment to support Nigerian women in achieving their goals, Wema Bank is proud to partner SheCan Nigeria Movement to support young women across Nigeria.
SheCan Nigeria is a movement designed to support today’s women to realise their potentials and develop their capabilities in achieving success through collaboration and empowerment to become active players and contributors in society.
The initiative is set up to empower adolescent girls and women through strategic training, mentoring, counselling, skill acquisition and community empowerment programmes.
In its second year, the Ezinne Ezeani-led initiative held its annual conference on June 21, 2019, at MUSON Centre Lagos with keynote speakers charging women to take responsibility for growth in their careers, professions and businesses.
Speakers at the event included Oremeyi Akah, chief core operations officer, Interswitch; Elohor Aiboni, Bonga Asset Operations manager, Shell Nigeria; Helen Paul, founder, Helen Paul Theatre and Film Academy; Abimbola Abolarinwa, surgeon and urologist, LASUTH.
Wema Bank’s executive director, Folake Sanu, who also delivered a lecture on financial management for women at the conference, was awarded the SheCan Finance Woman of the Year 2019.
The bank will also be part of the initiative’s post-conference activities such as SheCan Charity Fair, Pick Up a Child Challenge, Mentoring, and Counseling for Adolescent Girls, Back2School Initiative, Booth Camp and Vocational Skill Acquisition Programs.
In March this year, Wema Bank showed its continuous support for Nigerian women through its partnership with Songversation with Aramide in celebration of the 2019 International Women’s Day.
At the concert-style event, the bank launched its women’s proposition Sara by Wema, designed to support women in all sectors to realize their personal and business goals.
Wema Bank remains passionate in its drive to constantly participate in and support platforms that are geared towards