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AXA tasks women entrepreneurs on deepening policy awareness


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The Chief Executive Officer of AXA Group, Thomas Buberl, has engaged some Nigerian women entrepreneurs with the aim of fostering female entrepreneurship and engendering capacity building in the country.

The event, which took place in Lagos, recently, highlighted its theme, “Role of Women in Deepening Financial and Insurance Inclusion”, a statement from AXA said.

Speaking at the event, Buberl, emphasised the need for empowering women entrepreneurs in Nigeria.

He said: “In insurance, if we look at how products are designed, it’s very male-oriented, but we’ve been working a lot to see how we can launch products that are more women-focused, addressing the distinct needs of women which men do not have.”

A key point covered at the session was how to create more opportunities for female entrepreneurs to access insurance products in Nigeria, as they play a vital role in unlocking economic growth by providing most of the labour with little resources.

“What we see clearly is that there is an immense power that women bring to the society, be it as entrepreneurs, or leaders in the society. Yes, we can say we have made a few advancements but it is never enough, we need to get even further in empowering women in the society.

“At AXA we are looking at ways to reduce stumbling blocks for female entrepreneurs in businesses,” he added.


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