First Bank reinforces roles in women empowerment, convenes annual event

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First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced the fourth edition of its annual FirstGem Conference, tagged FirstGem 4.0.

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has announced the fourth edition of its annual FirstGem Conference, tagged FirstGem 4.0.

The Art of Negotiation is the focus of the 2021 event, which will provide women with insights into the secrets of wealth management, finance, and savings. It will take place on Wednesday, March 31, 2021. Participants must register using the following link: REGISTER HERE

The product, FirstGem, is an account designed specifically to meet the needs of women, aged 18 years and above.

The product is targeted at a broad spectrum of women, working professionals, entrepreneurs or market women to promote their business through an array of benefits, from free business advisory services on business funding, specialised training on Business Development initiatives (online and physical), regular information or insights on business opportunities or openings in various sectors and industries.

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FirstGem account owners have access to mouth-watering discounts at merchant outlets (spas, salons, grocery stores) that offer lifestyle products and services.

The Guest Speakers at the event are Mrs. Ibukun Awosika – Chairman, Board of Directors, First Bank of Nigeria Limited; Prof Pedro Videla – Prof. of Economics at IESE Business School and Prof Mehta Kandarp, Senior Lecturer, IESE Business School. They would respectively speak on the topics; the theme of the International Women’s Day “Choose to Challenge”, the current state of the Global Economy and how it Impacts Business Decisions and Negotiation as a Tool for Winning in Business & Career.

During the event, FirstBank SME customers would be given the opportunity to pitch their business idea and stand a chance to get a N1,000,000 seed fund to kick-start their business.

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The business ideas would be judged by the following criteria; Originality, Feasibility, Good presentation skills and Sustainability.

Deputy Managing Director, FirstBank, Francis Shobo, while speaking on the event, said: “The FirstGem 4.0 is the icing on the cake in the streams of initiatives and activities we have organised and participated in March as we join the world to celebrate women for the indelible roles they play in our society. Through these activities, we spearhead the call on the need to promote women inclusiveness in the country as the role they play towards the continued socio-economic growth and development of any given society cannot be overemphasised.”

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