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.

Womenpreneur Her Perfect Pitch 2023

Follow the journey and learn more about our finalists.

Read stories and thought leadership from the women of Access Bank

Women SMEs must be at the forefront of SA’s growth ambitions, says Access Bank

9 February 2024

Supporting and enabling women entrepreneurs and SMEs is vital to growing SA’s economy, creating jobs and building a sustainable future.

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Meet the Top 3 Womenpreneur Her Perfect Pitch Winners

3 November 2023

After an extraordinary display of creativity and economic prowess by a multitude of enterprising women, the unveiling of the triumphant Top 3 powerhouse women has finally...

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Top 10 Finalists Announced in the Womenpreneur Her Perfect Pitch Competition

17 October 2023

Women entrepreneurs across South Africa have reason to celebrate as the Top 10 finalists have been officially announced for the highly anticipated Womenpreneur Her Perfect Pitch...

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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