Keystone Bank Engages Female Entrepreneurs on Business Expansion Strategies
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Recently, some female entrepreneurs in Nigeria were put through some business expansion strategies by Keystone Bank Limited in partnership with EcsCorps Resources Limited.
This was part of efforts to ensure that female small business owners can grow their ventures into corporations, which will, in turn, stimulate huge economic activities like job creations and others.
The beneficiaries, over 100 women drawn from across the country, had the opportunity to learn from various experts at a virtual event themed The Incubator Reality: Female Entrepreneurs’ Forum.
The role of the Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in economic development cannot be waved aside and this was why Keystone Bank organised this event.
“Keystone Bank is committed to ensuring that women and MSMEs in Nigeria are empowered and furnished with the right knowledge and skills to develop their businesses in order to enable them to participate and compete in the global market space.
“The bank will continue to take into consideration factors that could positively impact the Nigerian economy and promote long-term economic growth. Our interventions in the MSME sector and women empowerment will keep strengthening this commitment,” the Divisional Head of Retail, SME and Value Chain Division at Keystone Bank, Mr Anayo Nwosu, said.
While addressing the participants, the co-founder of The Footwear Academy, Ms Chidinma Emodi Chukwuemeka, emphasised the importance of skills acquisition in order to foster socio-economic growth and reduce youth unemployment in Nigeria. She also rendered tips on how to manage a business successfully in Nigeria.
Business Post reports that The Incubator Reality; Female Entrepreneurs’ Forum is targeted towards the empowerment of young female entrepreneurs. The initiative is a part of The Incubator Reality series.
Over the years, Keystone Bank has maintained an active presence in women empowerment and MSME support. The financial institution has achieved this through the execution of various women-inclined and MSME support schemes, projects, initiatives, master-classes, amongst others.
The company is a technology and service-driven commercial bank offering convenient and reliable solutions to its customers.