Women’s equality is everyone’s responsibility, where women work makes all the difference.
IWD is for everyone, gender parity is forged through synergy

About the IWD Conference

Access Bank’s W Initiative is celebrating the 2023 International Women’s Day to challenge gender stereotypes, call out discrimination, draw attention to bias, and foster women inclusion. Learn from vibrant and amazing thought leaders on the role we must play towards achieving gender parity by #Embracing Equity from a personal, sectorial and industry led perspective.

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Oscar Oyinsan

Media Personality & Compere

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Mojibade Sosanya

The Lady MC

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Panel Moderator
Latasha Ngwube

Journalist, Writer & Media consultant

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Panel Moderator
Ayo Mairo-Ese

Multiple award-winning Broadcaster & Event Compere

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Keynote Speaker:
Dr Akinwunmi Adeshina

President, African Development Bank

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Goodwill Message:
Dr. Herbert Wigwe

Group CEO, Access Corporation

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Keynote Speaker:
Valerie White

Senior ED,, Local Initiatives Support Corporation, New York

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Goodwill Message:
Delia Ndlovu

Chairperson, Deloitte Africa

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Goodwill Message:
Dame Pauline Tallen

Hon Minister for Women Affairs, Federal Republic of Nigeria

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Richard Mofe-Damijo

Actor & Media Personality

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Folake Akindele 

Creative Director, Tiffany Amber

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Stephanie Busari

CNN Correspondence

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“Shaping a Gender Equal Future: Fostering Inclusion, Diversity and Equity”


Dotun Akande

Founder & Director, Patrick Speech and Languages Centre

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Folake Soetan

Chief Executive Officer, Ikeja Electric Plc

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Lanre Bamisebi 

Executive Director, Access Corporation

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“Overcoming systemic barriers to Equality;
Challenging Status Quo”


Yewande Kazeem 

Founder/ CEO Wandieville

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Flt Lt. Kafayat Sanni

First female fighter pilot in Nigeria

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Mai Atafo

Founder and creative director of fashion brand, ATAFO

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Mokutima Ajileye

Managing Director, Procter & Gamble, Nigeria

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Ara is a female singer, entertainer, talking drummer and the cultural ambassador of the Ooni of Ife. She is the foremost female drummer in Africa.


The Amazing Musical Group that is far much better than the conventional music group making covers.

About W

“Women are the pulse of inspiration for everything we do at the W Initiative”

The International Award-Winning W-Initiative is Access Bank’s strategic pillar to foster the achievement of SDGs 5 by providing bespoke gender-friendly programmes that inspire, connect, and empower women. The ‘W’ is a global movement and home to financial and lifestyle solutions for women across 5 segments- Women Professionals, Women and Family, Women in Business, Female GenZ’s, and Quintessential Women.

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W Community Videos

#EmbraceEquity #Powerof100

Power Of 100

Let us reflect and celebrate women of the past, present and future #EmbraceEquity #Powerof100

2022 IWD Conference

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W Card Video

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Get to watch the Live sessions of the Event on the Go!

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Our Partners
  • 15% discount for physical attendees
  • Win free makeover vouchers at the IWD conference
  • 15% discount on products (W debit card is required to access discount)
  • Free general health check (blood sugar, blood pressure, BMI)
  • Discounts on Cervical cancer self-test kit.
  • Health consultations.
  • Free mini massage/foot rub
  • Aromatherapy.
  • Free Physiotherapy consultations.
  • Access to qualified psychotherapists (talk therapy).
  • 10% discount on all services in March (W debit card is required to access discount)
  • Discounted loans for women (vehicle, business, health)
  • Xclusive plus offer.
  • Free business advisory consultations.
  • Discounted business registration services

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