Access Bank Opens Fifth Edition of Womenpreneur Programme


The fifth season of Access Bank Plc’s Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton is now live, with the goal of empowering, motivating, and connecting women. The project is a part of the financial institution’s mission to equip female entrepreneurs with financial and managerial abilities.

The scheme is made to give female-owned businesses in Africa the chance to receive funding, top-notch training, and mentoring.

“This programme has been designed to create an enabling environment for female entrepreneurs to grow their businesses,” said Abiodun Olubitan, group head of the W Initiative. The ‘W’ Initiative, which supports the women’s economy by providing funding, capacity building, and networking opportunities for women, is primarily driven by Access Bank’s history as a major advocate for women’s economic empowerment in Africa.

“We started the first Womenpreneur pitch-a-ton initiative in 2019 in line with our value proposition to be the top bank for women in Nigeria, and over the last four years, we have received over 150,000 applications, given the Mini-MBA training to 300 women, and given out over N45 million in grants. We are expanding the programme this year to include 120 female entrepreneurs who will be named finalists, making it larger and better.”

The 2023 Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton initiative, which will provide financial grants, an exclusive recognised capacity building programme, and business mentoring with the goal of boosting women entrepreneurs, is formally run till August 11. Female entrepreneurs who are interested must fill out an online application at if they meet the requirements of having an established business for at least one year with at least 50% female ownership and being between the ages of 18 and 55.

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