Fidelity Bank Celebrates 2022 IWD With Financial Support To Women-Owned Businesses, Girls’ Academy.

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Fidelity Bank Plc, in partnership with media entrepreneur-Linda Ikeji- celebrated the 2022 Interna­tional Women’s Day (IWD) with an impressive networking event specifically for women to inspire one another, discuss pertinent challenges they face as well as proffer solutions on breaking the gender biases prevalent in the country.

The high-profile event, held at the Civic Centre, Lagos on Tuesday, 8 March 2022, featured several notable personalities in­cluding former World Bank Vice President and keynote speaker at the event, Dr. Oby Ezekwesi­li; billionaire businesswoman and philanthropist, Apostle Folorunso Alakija; MD/CEO, Practoil Ltd, Hajia Bola Shaga­ya; award-winning author, Chi­mamanda Ngozi Adichie; Iya Oge of Lagos, Opral Benson; Country Director, Empretec Ni­geria Foundation, Onari Duke; Executive Vice Chairman, H. Pierson, Eileen Shaiyen; oil mag­nate and lawyer, Mrs. Uju Ifejika; seasoned actress and journalist, Dame Taiwo Ajayi-Lycett; For­mer Senator of the Federal Re­public of Nigeria, Senator Flor­ence Ita-Giwa; Fashion and Style Connoisseur, Nkiru Anumudu; amongst a host of eminent la­dies from across the country.

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Aside from celebrating Nige­rian women’s achievements in various industries and drawing attention to the issue of gender inequality, the event also served as a platform for the Bank to officially launch HerFidelity, its niche proposition for female customers.

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The proposition boasts of exciting features such as ca­pacity development initiatives, access to finance, recognition and networking events, health and wellness programmes, all designed to speak to the yearn­ings of women.

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Mrs. Nneka Onyeali-Ikpe, the chief host and Managing Director/CEO, Fidelity Bank Plc, while welcoming guests to the event, said: “Despite the challenges women face, we con­tinue to play a significant role in driving the economic, social and cultural development of our communities.

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