JOHANNESBURG - First National Bank said on Wednesday it had joined forces with Future Females as the main sponsor of all its South African chapters in a bid to accelerate the pace of developing women entrepreneurship.
The partnership will facilitate the roll-out of regional monthly events and workshops where entrepreneurs can connect, learn and be inspired by experts and peers.
“FNB remains committed to growing women-owned and led businesses in South Africa. Part of that approach entails entering into strategic partnerships to help female entrepreneurs from all backgrounds and cultures to start, run and grow sustainable businesses," said Nicole Christopulo, spokeswoman for the "women in business" segment at FNB Business.
"As a result, we found it fitting to collaborate with an international women focused movement that has strong roots in the country. This initiative will provide us with a reliable platform to connect, collaborate, share information and help a wide range of female entrepreneurs with business development support that goes beyond traditional banking."
Future Females co-founder Lauren Dallas said the partnership with FNB would enable the movement to reach more women in under-served regions and equip them with the necessary business and finance skills to grow a profitable enterprise.