This was part of the bank’s initiative to encourage gender balance in the society and joined global efforts to promote women’s rights, equality and justice.
A statement from the bank on Friday said Wema Bank is poised to use the platform to promote a positive narrative for Nigerian women and re-emphasise their significance in establishing a better society.
“This is a continuation of the bank’s effort to provide avenues for the progress of women in society.
“Enthused by the weighty role of women in the financial and institutional sphere in Nigeria, the bank plans to moderate thoughts for a gender-balanced world at “Songversation with Aramide” to mark the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day – ‘Balance for Better’.
“The event will celebrate women leaders such as Kemi Onabanjo, management consultant, blogger, and mentor; Omoyemi Akerele, an icon in Nigeria’s fashion industry and artistic director of the Lagos Design and Fashion Week; Oghenekaro Omu, founder of Sanitary Aid for Nigerian Girls (S.A.N.G), a non-profit organisation that aims to provide free sanitary pads for young women; and Temie Giwa-Tubosun, founder of Lifebank, a company focused on health management and improving access to blood transfusions.
“Songversation with Aramide will blend music with lively conversation between musicians and fans.
“Activities at the event promises to motivate women to take lead, foster personal development and engineer societal recognition.
“With scheduled performances from Aramide, Niniola, Ric Hassani, Praiz and many more, the event will enunciate the need for women to network while encouraging each other to reach for their career goals and aspirations,” the statement read.
It further noted that Wema Bank is committed to the cause of building an equal society by encouraging young women and revealing new perspectives to them.
“Riding on its corporate motto of ‘With you, All the way,’ the bank champions the initiative that together we can realise a gender-balanced world,” it stated.