GTBank, SLA partner on female empowerment

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc

Guaranty Trust Bank plc has partnered African-focused entrepreneurship accelerator, She Leads Africa (SLA) and the Work in Progress Alliance (Oxfam and VC4Africa) to launch the She Leads Africa Accelerator.

The She Leads Africa Accelerator is a three months programme, designed to identify, support and fund the Nigeria’s female entrepreneurs with good business initiative and growth profile.
The Entrepreneur Showcase is the flagship programme of She Leads Africa, geared towards shining a spotlight on women who are driving Africa’s growth through leadership, commerce and innovation.

The event presents a veritable platform for young female entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses across Africa. In this year’s edition, participants in the competition will compete for US$15,000 in cash prizes, media features in international news outlets, and exclusive meetings with top investors. Companies that will be considered eligible must have launched their product or service, been in operation for less than three years and received less than $50,000 in funding as at the date of the event.

The company must also have a minimum of one woman on their board between the ages of 18-35 years.

The initiative, which is a new inclusion from She Leads Africa, was geared towards supporting women enterprise that are driving Africa’s growth through leadership, commerce and innovation in Nigeria.

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