Empowering women
to empower a continent.

We don’t just care about inspiring, empowering and connecting women. We act on it. That’s access.

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Access for Women

It’s time Africa’s women had access

At Access Bank, we understand that the future is female. And we’ve put that understanding into action.

Access Bank has consistently won awards for sustainability in which gender (specifically women) has been integral.

We understand that empowering women empowers our continent. Creating a platform that enables women to connect with themselves not only addresses women-focused issues, but wider societal challenges too. That’s why mentorship, coaching and support for women entrepreneurs, women in established business roles, or women looking after families, translates into positive change for the wider community. Because community is second nature to women.

Are you a female owned business that wants to bank with a bank that values women?

Open an account with us so we can give you true Access.

Empowering women in businesses continues to strengthen the entrepreneurial sector which is the backbone of any economy. As a women-led organisation, Access Bank South Africa are proud to be a driver in the development of women entrepreneurs and tonight demonstrates our commitment to our idea.
Sugendhree Reddy, CEO of Access Bank South Africa

Womenpreneur Her Perfect Pitch 2023

Applications for 2023 are now closed.

Stay tuned for updates on our Finalists and other exciting developments.

Read stories and thought leadership from the women of Access Bank

Womenpreneur Her Perfect Pitch Competition Top 30 Announced from a Record-breaking Pool

21 September 2023

“After a process that involved reviewing over 500 applications and selecting the top 30 Womenpreneurs in South Africa for a panel review, we are thrilled to announce...

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Jacaranda FM and Access Bank South Africa present Womenpreneur Her Perfect Pitch 2023

1 August 2023

Two big brands, Jacaranda FM and Access Bank South Africa join hands to elevate businesswomen in South Africa by helping them refine Her Perfect Pitch...

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South Africa’s womenpreneurs: hustling against the odds

14 March 2023

It’s clear that female entrepreneurs - womenpreneurs - are building great businesses in South Africa, and making a difference to our country as they...

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In the context of Africa: if you support a woman; if you build a woman, if you train a woman, you have basically trained a whole family.
Herbert Wigwe, Managing Director of the Access Bank Group

Meet your W Community

Introducing the W Community, an online platform focused on supporting, training and mentoring 5-6 million women.

The W Community is part of a robust plan to provide women with banking solutions that meet their diverse career and lifestyle requirements.

Your gateway to the continent