The maiden edition of the Women in Finance Network Summit (WIBEF Summit) being convened by the Nigeria chapter of the New Faces New Voices (NFNV), will be taking place exactly 10 days from today at NECA House in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.
NFNV is one of the Pan-African women networks under the Graça Machel Trust (GMT), which focuses on expanding the role and influence of African women in the financial sector.
Ahead of the Summit which is scheduled for October 24 – 25, the NFNV Nigeria leadership has been engaged in series of awareness and sensitization campaigns to financial institutions and business associations in Lagos. The organisations visited included the Association of Professional Women Bankers (APWB); Association of Small Business Owners of Nigeria (ASBON); National Association of Small and Medium Enterprises (NASME) as well as the Lagos State Women Cooperatives.
The Summit which is themed: “Build Locally,Think Globally” is supported by United Parcel Service (UPS) and the Graça Machel Trust (GMT); it will also feature side exhibitions by banks and other financial institutions as well as women-owned business products and solutions
Already registered to participate in the summit – which promises to be a great opportunity for participants to improve their business skills so as to be able to transform their businesses – are around 200 women business owners, entrepreneurs as well as professionals, according to the Summit’s organisers. This figure has already exceeded NFNV Nigeria’s projections; however there is still limited spaces for women-owned business products and solutions to be exhibited; such businesses could also place adverts in the Summit’s brochure.
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