On March 5, 2020 main lender First Metropolis Monument Financial institution celebrated the primary yr anniversary of SheVentures, its unique proposition for girls in enterprise.
The occasion had in attendance the First Woman of Ogun State, Her Excellency Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun; Managing Director, Rose of Sharon Group and Government Vice Chairman, Famfa Oil, Dr. (Mrs.) Folorunsho Alakija (who was the Visitor Speaker) and former Deputy Governor of Lagos, Mrs. Sarah Sosan, amongst different high personalities from varied walks of life and enterprise.
Talking on the occasion, the Group Chief Government of FCMB Group Plc, Mr. Ladi Balogun, described SheVentures as a significant a part of FCMB’s quest to upscale the efficiency of SMEs. In line with him, “Many
of the large corporations at the moment that FCMB has had the privilege of
supporting began off as small corporations with huge aspirations. Lots of
have gone on to develop into family names in oil and fuel, expertise, meals
and beverage in addition to different sectors. Our SheVentures initiative was
created for the only function of making certain that women-owned companies are
not overlooked within the growth of the nation’s economic system by way of their
collective and particular person contributions as enterprise homeowners.”
In her presentation titled, ‘’Ladies Supporting Ladies’’, the Visitor Speaker, Dr. (Mrs.) Alakija,
who’s rated as Africa’s richest lady, recommended girls entrepreneurs
for his or her resilience. In line with her, ‘’I’ve heard so many wonderful
issues concerning the FCMB SheVentures and the way it has been turning across the
fortunes of feminine entrepreneurs. It’s gratifying that ladies have
continued to interrupt boundaries within the enterprise and company world, regardless of
her half, the First Woman of Ogun State, Mrs. Bamidele Abiodun, urged
feminine entrepreneurs to brace as much as the challenges of the socio-economic
realities. She suggested the beneficiaries of the FCMB SheVentures
initiative to think about it as an avenue
for sustainable financial empowerment by way of which they’d enhance
their productiveness, enhance their revenue stage, develop into employers of
labour and general contribute to the expansion of the nation.
FCMB SheVentures proposition presents many distinctive propositions to
Nigerian girls who personal or handle a enterprise, together with entry to loans
of as much as N5,000,000 (5 million naira) at zero rate of interest. SheVentures is designed to encourage and equip girls
entrepreneurs to take daring steps that will allow them to develop into extra
aggressive, productive and worthwhile, finally serving to them obtain
their enterprise aspirations and contribute considerably to nationwide
So far, over 2,000 feminine owned or managed SMEs in Nigeria have benefited from FCMB’s SheVentures proposition because it was launched in March 2019. The advantages of the initiative embrace entry to mentorship, capability constructing, networking and nil curiosity loans of between N500,000.00 to N5,000,000.00.
The spotlight of the SheVentures anniversary occasion was the presentation of curiosity free mortgage cheques, starting from N3million to N5million, to a different set of beneficiaries and award presentation to the most effective mentees from the SheVentures Mentorship Programme.
For extra details about FCMB SheVentures, please go to www.fcmb.com/she-ventures.
See photos from the occasion beneath: