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As Skye Bank Plc joined the rest of the world to celebrate International Women’s Day, the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of the bank, Tokunbo Abiru, has praised women for their roles as agents of change in the society.

Abiru, who noted that women have over the years shown what great pillar of support they can be, said that this great quality was what informed the decision of Skye Bank to start Skye Pearl, a women focused empowerment initiative.

Abiru, through a statement released by the bank said, “Skye Pearl Initiative supports the economic and financial growth of women through provision of platforms for gender empowerment; capacity development and networking opportunities for women”.

Abiru, while stating the benefits Skye Pearl community which include mentoring of women by key female industry leaders; partnerships with women organisations where women can meet with other peers to connect and share experiences; as well as access loans on concessionary terms, said that the bank also draws from the wealth of experience of accomplished women entrepreneurs who are members of its Skye Pearl community, to empower other women entrepreneurs.

“Our partnership with Nigerian Employers Consultative Association Network of Entrepreneurial Women has brought about enhanced capacity building for women and their businesses.

“We have trained over 25 women entrepreneurs on book keeping and budgeting, and our intention is to continue to support women in several spheres of life”, He said.

Asides the Skye Pearl Initiative, Abiru noted other ways the bank has supported women across the country to include: ten years of free breast cancer screening support to over 15, 000 women and donation of state-of-the-art cancer screening machines including LogiQ C2 and Mind Ray Ultra-Sound System to enhance quality diagnosis and clinical practices to C.O.PE Foundation.

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