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Access Bank’s parternship with Ivy League admission advisors benefit parents

Access Bank Ghana under its Women Banking initiative, “W”, has organised an educational forum to provide the required information and insights into American Ivy League admissions.

The initiative is in view of the many challenges that students face when applying for admission into foreign universities.

The forum, which brought together over 200 participants in Accra, forms part of the Bank’s focus on Women and Family, a category of the “W” initiative launched earlier this year.

Dubbed ‘American IVY League University Admission – All You Need to Know’, the forum hosted experienced admission experts from Ascent Education Advisors, led by Ms Peggy Hanefors, the Assistant Director of International and Transfer Admissions at the University of Pennsylvania.

Engaging participants at the forum, Ms Hanefors highlighted the need for students to make the most of their academic and extracurricular activities.

She further encouraged saying that: “Academic excellence is critical to your education, however, your experiences in life and how much you contribute to your society forms a huge part of your acceptance into any of the American Universities. Grades are not all that matters. You must demonstrate innovation, leadership and be a good initiator at making a difference”.

The Managing Director of Access Bank, Mr Dolapo Ogundimu, speaking on the bank’s objective for the forum said:

“This forum is one of the many benefits we are giving women and their families under our “W” initiative. Since we also believe in the ideals of excellence, we are facilitating opportunities for young ones to apply to American Ivy League schools, where they can nurture their talents and match others anywhere in the world. The impact on the family, the economy and industry is enormous and that is why we want to encourage these discussions”.

Encouraging the participants to take advantage of the various flexible current and saving options of the Bank, the Group Head for Personal Banking, Mr Stephen Abban, also reiterated the Bank’s commitment to support financial empowerment of its customers.

Access Bank’s Women Banking initiative is part of the Bank’s overall strategy to promote gender equality, ensure social and economic welfare and play a catalyst role in helping women with families meet their aspirations.

The “W” gives women an “All-in-One lifestyle Banking Solutions” where multiple products and components are packaged together into one solution to deliver the most appealing bundle of banking solutions to women either as a young professional, a homebuilder or an entrepreneur.

Many women across Ghana are currently benefiting from this unique initiative which seeks to inspire, connect and empower women through the various stages of their lives. Last month, over 30 Women in SME’s received financial empowerment training during a 2-day workshop facilitated by the IFC.

Other women are also receiving various forms of support including mentoring, financial planning and opportunities to participate in specialised networking events and programmes.

Adjudged winner of the “Bank of the Year” award at the 13th Ghana Banking Awards, Access Bank Ghana has demonstrated a strong commitment to sustainable business practices driving profitable, sustainable growth that is also environmentally responsible and socially relevant.


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