The ELOY Awards Foundation in partnership with FirstBank launched the 2023 Edition of the “ELOY Business Shower”, designed and dedicated to encouraging, promoting and empowering businesses owned by women across Nigeria.
The focus and aim are to expose women in business to important business skills, networking, and the Eloy Foundation Business Toolkit, which is a collection of business survival information. This will further be executed through FirstBank’ FirstGem 9% Loan Scheme created for female owned MSMEs and the SMEConnect Initiative.
The Business Shower by the ELOY Awards Foundation was held in five states; Lagos, Delta, Anambra, Kano and Osun States from the 1st of July 2023 to the 15th of July 2023. According to Tewa Onasanya, Founder of the ELOY Awards Foundation, “the ELOY Business Shower was held to support business owners to build sustainable businesses.
This year at the second edition of the program, we hosted 1087 (one thousand and eighty-seven) women across the 5 states visited in Nigeria. It was an avenue for these women to gain access to entrepreneurial trainings from experienced businessmen and women, who armed them with tools and information to help them grow their businesses successfully. Plus, it doesn’t end here.
The over 2300 women who registered for the program will also be invited to join the ELOY Foundation Network, a network that will continue to give them access to resources to help their businesses grow.”
Expressing her delight on the recently concluded ELOY Foundation Business Shower, Folake Ani-Mumuney, FirstBank’s Group Head, Marketing & Corporate Communications, said, “we commend Eloy Foundation Awards for convening the second edition of its Eloy Business Shower which has impacted over 1000 female business entrepreneurs across the country.”
Female business owners that participated at the event in the 5 cities – Lagos, Delta, Anambra, Kano and Osun States – are encouraged to take advantage of the teachings from the facilitators as these are essential to boosting their contribution to the economic activities in their host state, geo-political zones and nation at large, whilst sustaining their businesses,” she concluded.
Following the huge success of the event, Phase two of the event will begin soon, where ELOY Awards Foundation will enroll 50 women who are small business owners onto the three month ELOY Foundation Sustainable Empowerment Program (SEP), these small business owners will be mentored for a period of three months and they will have access to entrepreneurial trainings every month, mentorship, access to information on affordable finance and 10 of these women will be considered for a grant to assist them in their businesses.
About the ELOY Awards Foundation
The ELOY Awards Foundation aims to sustain women empowerment through access to affordable finance, entrepreneurial training, mentoring, networking opportunities and more. The foundation is about empowering and challenging thousands of women to be more and do more by providing access to resources, business skills and tools for them to be able to grow, transform and sustain their businesses, which will in turn benefit their families and the community at large.