Standard Chartered Bank Ghana Graduates 20 Women Entrepreneurs from Technology Incubator Programme

By: GWL Team | Friday, 25 August 2023

The successful graduation of 20 female entrepreneurs who took part in Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC's Women in Technology Incubator initiative fills the company with joy. This creative effort aims to empower and encourage female-led start-ups by providing them with the tools they need to succeed in the competitive business environment.

The thorough incubator initiative, carried out in partnership with the Ghana Climate Innovation Centre, a business incubator run by Ashesi University, is in line with Standard Chartered Bank Ghana's strategic goal of fostering diversity, innovation, and technology within the commercial sector.

Five outstanding participants were chosen through a thorough screening procedure and received GH110,000 in initial financing each. With the help of this financial boost, these female company owners will have the resources they need to invest in and grow their enterprises, promoting gender diversity and economic success.

At the event, Standard Chartered Bank Ghana PLC's Head of Consumer, Private, and Business Banking, Yvonne Gyebi, made a statement, saying, "Our Women in Technology initiative demonstrates our commitment to building a more inclusive economy. We are honoured to honour these extraordinary women who have shown how innovation and diversity can promote corporate success.

Ruka Sanusi, Executive Director of the Ghana Climate creativity Centre, complimented the advancements made in fostering creativity and sustainable solutions during the graduation ceremony. In order to create a successful and ecologically sensitive future, she emphasised the crucial role that teamwork and supporting women entrepreneurs play.

Along with the seed money, the grads will get 10 weeks of focused portfolio management help. Additionally, they will be exposed to potential investors eager to assist enterprises run by women. They will also join the international Standard Chartered Women in Technology alumni network, giving them access to beneficial networking opportunities, resources, content, and business growth prospects.

The Women in Technology Incubator project highlights Standard Chartered Bank Ghana's dedication to assisting women-owned businesses and promoting diversity and community development. This programme encourages women to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams and serves as a forum for capacity building, both of which advance the economy of the country.