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.

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Meet the women at Access

It’s a good time to be a woman. Read interviews with the women on our Access Bank team.
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Herbert Wigwe
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

Get ready for Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton South Africa 2023

Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton
South Africa 2023

The Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton program is a women-in-business support initiative that offers an opportunity to progressive, motivated women in our country to pitch their business and stand a chance to win prizes that will take them to the next level.

If you want to enter Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton South Africa 2023 leave us your details and we will contact you when entries are open for new applications.

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

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Read stories and thought leadership from the women of Access Bank

2022 Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton Winners

22 November 2022

The winners of Access Bank’s 2022 Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton, South Africa were announced at a glittering Gala Event held at Summer Place in Sandton on 17 November 2022.

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Womenpreneur Top 10 Finalists 2022

16 November 2022

On 1 August 2022, Access Bank’s 2022 Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton South Africa was launched as a women-in-business support initiative that enabled progressive, motivated women of our country to...

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Planting the seeds for a food-secure future by empowering female agripreneurs

10 October 2022

As part of its continuing effort to empower women, Access Bank has joined forces with African Women in Agriculture (AWiA) to help develop female agripreneurs...

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At Access Bank we believe women are a powerful and key catalyst for change. When we say we care about inspiring, empowering and connecting women, we mean it.

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.

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