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FNB commits to mentorship of women

FNB commits to mentorship of women


By SANFROSSA MANYINDA
FIRST National Bank (FNB) has committed itself to mentoring women across the country to realise their potential.


FNB Chief Executive Officer Bydon Longwe said this was in an effort to offer real help in communities it was operating in.


Mr Longwe said the firm had always looked around for opportunities that could change the lives of the people around for the over 12 years that the firm has been in operation.


He said the firm came up with an initiative to help women after realizing that women had for a long time been excluded from financial matters.
Mr Longwe was speaking at the launch of Help Every Woman Rise, an initiative or women banking solutions in Kitwe at the weekend.


“The initiative will help women benefit a lot in terms of insurance, discounted loans and insurance. This will also help them improve their business.


“We want to grow our women client base by 15 percent here on the Copperbelt so that more women can be empowered,” he said.


And FNB Head of Retail Banking Mwamba Musambo said partnering with women would help them grow their businesses because the firm believed that women made good bankers.
Meanwhile, Kitwe Mayor Mpasa Mwaya applauded FNB for the initiative which she said would help women rise from the challenges they have been facing in the financial sector.
Ms Mwaya said this would help a number of women access innovative financial solutions.

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