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Access Bank unveils Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton 2019  

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In efforts to provide financial and business skills to female entrepreneurs, Access Bank Plc has announced the launch of its Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton 2019, a capacity building initiative, which will provide financial grants as well as mini-MBA in conjunction with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group) for 50 winners.
   
The Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton is targeted at women above the age of 18 years, who have been in business for at least one year. Speaking on the initiative, Ayona Aguele-Trimnell, Coordinator, W Initiative, Access Bank, said the Pitch-A-Ton is an expansion of the Womenpreneur Business Workshop, under the Bank’s women proposition, the W Initiative.
   
She said: “In line with our value proposition as the No. 1 Bank of Choice for women in Nigeria, we are happy to announce the launch of the Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton 2019, which will provide up to N10 million financial grant, and a unique capacity building programme aimed at empowering women entrepreneurs.
   
“The Pitch-A-Ton is designed as a three-month programme incorporating pitching sessions, and three weeks of mini-MBA training in collaboration with the IFC.
     
“Access Bank has been a leading advocate for women’s economic empowerment in Nigeria and this is the key motivation for the W Initiative which caters to the women economy particularly in the areas of capacity building and creating networking opportunities for women,” she added.
 
Explaining the mechanics for participation, Head, Women Banking, Ada Udechukwu, said: “Interested persons who meet the criteria are required to fill an online application. The five hundred candidates selected from this pool will then send in a sixty seconds video pitch, which will be screened by a credible panel of business experts to select fifty finalists.”
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