Women play an essential role in the development and economic growth of any nation. Women empowerment is about improving the social and economic strength of women by creating opportunities that improve their business and quality of life.” ~ Obeahon Ohiwerei, GMD/CEO Keystone Bank Limited
Research has shown that with the right support, women can make significant contribution towards economic development required for poverty alleviation. This is the understanding that engenders Keystone Bank’s continuous support for women, beyond banking, to create opportunities and ensure that they achieve self-actualisation and prosperity in the most effective manner. Through the under listed initiatives, Keystone Bank has been promoting financial inclusion and women empowerment; increasing access to finance and supporting the business and financial capabilities of women.
The Pink Network is essentially an online community for female entrepreneurs and business women who are customers of Keystone Bank. The platform provides access to FREE Mentorship, Networking and Inspiration to to enable them succeed in business and become the best version of themselves.
The Pink Network is one of the value propositions in support of Women Economic Empowerment offered by the bank. It was launched on the 18th of March, 2015 to provide value beyond banking to its female customers.
To be the preferred empowerment platform for females in business.
To empower females in business with technology, business exposure, resources, mentorship and opportunities to start and grow their businesses successfully.
Are you a young female entrepreneur? Sign up to be mentored in business.
You will go through a screening process and if you qualify, you become inducted as a Pink Pod (mentee).
As a Pink Pod, you will be paired, along with 9 other females to a Pink Amazon - an accomplished female who will be your business mentor.
For the duration, your mentorship will cover key business areas and address your unique challenges for the best possible outcome.
Mrs Tewa Onasanya a Mindset Coach holds a BSc in Pharmacology from the University of Portsmouth, UK and is the Founder / CEO of Exquisite Magazine Services Ltd, the publishers of Exquisite Magazine a Fashion, Beauty and Lifestyle Magazine for women. Exquisite magazine organises the exquisite magazine cancer walk, an event aimed at increasing the awareness for cervical and breast cancer and free screening for people. In 2009, exquisite magazine started an only female awards ceremony called the exquisite lady of the year (ELOY) awards. The ELOY awards is aimed at celebrating women of excellence in different fields, empowering, motivating and inspiring others and it holds every November.
“I love to inspire and motivate people to be the best they can be and best version of themselves. With my wealth of experience over the years, I want to share my knowledge to empower other people”.
MINDSET COACH & PUBLISHER OF EXQUISITE MAGAZINE
An experienced management consultant of over 20 years, Annie Eimiakhena, has been involved in a wide range of consulting assignments. Starting with a career in the ICT industry, Annie worked with implementing banking applications within the Financial Services industry under Tara Systems Limited and Computer Systems Associates Limited. With her Technology experience, Annie was hired in Accenture to strengthen the Technology Competency, particularly with the firm’s thrust on Technology and Outsourcing. Leaving Accenture in 2004, after six years of consulting exposure to various sectors in Manufacturing, Financial Services, Telecommunications and Real Estate, Lohi Consulting came into being.
Esther Ijewere – Kalejaiye is an enterprising social activist, youth advocate, Columnist, Wife, Mother of two, Author and the executive director of Rubies Ink Initiative - A social enterprise outfit devoted to youth advocacy, public relations and social enterprise solutions amongst others.
An Olabisi Onabanjo University trained Sociologist. As a social advocate, she is the brain behind W.A.R-Walk Against Rape, an advocacy initiative created to lend a voice for the victims of rape and demand justice for the perpetrator's, an initiative endorsed by the Lagos State Ministry Of Women Affairs and Poverty Alleviation. As a follow up plan for the campaign, Esther’s organization organizes Rape sensitizing workshops in different secondary schools across the country tagged; College Acquaintance Rape Education (C.A.R.E), in partnership with the Lagos state Ministry of Justice and the Domestic and Sexual Violence Response Team (DSVRT). Esther is also the initiator of Project Capable; a Lagos State Ministry of Education approved programme which is a youth mentoring initiative geared towards creating a can do mentality in the lives of secondary school students, which comes up annually, using celebs and accomplished individuals to inspire and motivate youngsters to rise to greatness.