Skye Bank Launches “Skye Pearl”

It is a new dawn for women particularly those banking with Skye Bank with the latest “Skye Pearl” initiative which is specially designed to empower women in their respective fields.

The initiative which was unveiled recently in Lagos  offers series of activities meant to benefit sit-at-home mothers, professionals and women-owned SMEs, by offering them a chance to grow and expand their businesses through partnership, relationship, access to financial education, information, networking, mentoring and empowerment initiative.

Managing Director/CEO, Skye Bank Plc, Mr. Timothy Oguntayo said that Skye Pearl Initiative was a well-thought-out offering conceived by women and birthed by women basically to cater for the needs of Nigerian women.

“The six pillars that drive “Skye Pearl” is what make it stand out among other propositions “The acronym C.I.N.E.M.A stands for  C – Capacity Building I – Information N – Networking E – Empowerment M- Mentoring and A – Access To Finance”. This is aimed to project Pearl Woman as someone who is precious, informed, connected, evolving and a mentor”, Oguntayo hinted

In her speech, the guest speaker, President/Chairman of Council, the Chartered Institute of Bankers of Nigeria (CIBN), Otunba Debola Osibogun commended the bank’s move  which according to her will help drive the economy faster.

“Women are powerful, they are nation builders and for any nation or business to thrive there must be a space large enough to contain women and for me, that it what “Skye Pearl initiative is bringing to the fore”, she said.

The Executive Director, Skye Bank Plc, Ibiye Asime Ekong stated that the bank acknowledged women as strong driver of growth which further explained the bank’s huge investment in them.

Continuing, she said “The Skye Pearl Program is a way to help many women achieve their dreams and also grow the economy.
There is an online platform, www.skyebankng.com/SkyePearl that the members can log in to and explore endless possibilities which we will open to them. We carried out our research and this program is one of the many ways we seek to meet the specific needs of women to help them become viable business owners”.

Part of the activities that would be enjoyed on the “Skye Pearl” program include an online platform, where members can participate in focused group sessions, and also discuss issues as it concerns women. There would also be online training on financial education, access to mentors, role models‎ and Skye Bank’s existing loan products at concessionary terms

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‎The event also witnessed the official unveiling of Computer Village Expo 2015 (CVE ‘15); an annual showcase event of Nigeria’s largest technology market inspired by Technology Times to connect buyers and sellers of consumer technology.

‎Founder and CEO of Technology Times, Shina Badiru, explained ‎that CVE ’15 Expo was inspired by a shared commitment to work together with business owners in Computer Village to promote the nation’s largest technology market cluster.



Source: Thisday Nigeria

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