The “W" Initiative

Over the years, we have provided sustainable tools for women to Access true financial inclusion and growth. The “W’ initiative is continuously making a difference.


In July 2014, Access Bank unveiled the “W” initiative to accelerate a new and stronger 

wave of hitherto scanty female entrepreneurs in Nigeria. In addition to financial inclusion 

and liberation, the “W” initiative is a one-stop center of all Access Bank’s women 

empowerment offerings. Some of these include capacity building programs, mentoring 

programmes, and maternal health services, all aimed at helping to build a bigger, 

stronger and more sustainable society. 

Under the “W” initiative, participating women and their families have access to a wide 

range of opportunities. These opportunities include access to loans and credit facilities; 

access to the “W” community in which they can get insights concerning managing 

finance and increasing productivity. The “W” community also provides women with 

access to information about several value-adding special offers for the home, specially 

discounted offers and freebies on health, beauty and fitness. 

The “W” initiative hosts our maternal health support scheme(MHSS), through which 

Access bank supports local and international treatments for fertility, antenatal and 

postnatal treatment, and other special procedures such as hysterectomy (uterus removal),myomectomy (fibroid removal), dental, bariatric and orthopaedic treatments. Women can  access the MHS Scheme within 48 hours. 

“W” is all about raising, grooming and sustaining – in our communities – a continuing 

generation of women that are inspired, healthy, connected and empowered. It is Access 

Bank’s commitment to banking women. 

All of these exciting initiatives are hosted on the “W” initiative website,, an online community for Access women.

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