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Empowering Women in Business: Access Bank’s W Initiative Launches 2024 Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton Competition

Access Bank’s W Initiative has launched the sixth season of its Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton program, a groundbreaking initiative aimed at empowering female entrepreneurs across Africa. This program offers a unique blend of financial grants and a certified Mini-MBA from the International Finance Corporation (IFC), providing women with the tools and resources they need to grow their businesses. If you are a female entrepreneur looking to take your business to the next level, this program is for you.

Click here to apply.

What is the Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton?

Launched in 2019, the Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton program is the first of its kind in the industry, designed to support women in business. The program initially provided a free Mini-MBA certification for 50 women entrepreneurs in Nigeria and financial grants worth N9 million to the top three applicants.

Over the years, the program has expanded to 10 other African countries, benefiting over 300 women entrepreneurs with Mini-MBA certifications and financial grants.

Program Details for 2024

The 2024 edition of the Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton will run from June 24th to August 9th, 2024. This year, the program aims to provide Mini-MBA certification to 120 women entrepreneurs in Nigeria and grants worth over N17 million Naira to Women Small and Medium Enterprises (WSMEs).

The program includes an eight-week Mini-MBA training in collaboration with the IFC, followed by pitching sessions to a Pan-African jury panel. The top finalists will have the opportunity to win financial grants and other consolation prizes.

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Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton 2024, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a woman with at least 50% ownership of a business.
  • The business must be registered and operational for at least one year.
  • Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 55.
  • Must have an Access Bank account (individual or business account).

Benefits of the Program

Participants in the Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton program will benefit from:

  • Financial Grants: The top seven winners will receive financial grants ranging from N500,000 to N5 million Naira.
  • Mini-MBA Certification: A certified Mini-MBA program conducted by the IFC, designed to equip participants with essential business skills.
  • Business Coaching: Exclusive capacity-building programs and business coaching aimed at empowering women entrepreneurs.
  • Networking Opportunities: Access to a network of successful female entrepreneurs and business experts.

Application Process

The application process for the Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton 2024 is straightforward:

  1. Online Application: Interested applicants must complete and submit the online application form available on the Womenpreneur website.
  2. Video Pitch: Applicants will be required to submit a 60-second video pitch about their business.
  3. Screening: All applications will be reviewed and screened by independent business experts. The top 500 candidates will be selected to proceed to the next stage.
  4. Final Selection: The final 120 candidates will be chosen based on their video pitches and business potential.

Click here to apply for the Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton 2024 and take the first step towards transforming your business.

Success Stories

Over the past five years, the Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton program has produced numerous success stories. Participants have reported significant improvements in their business operations, increased revenue, and expanded market reach. The program has also provided opportunities for international exposure and collaboration.


Here are some testimonials from past participants:

  • Jane Doe, CEO of XYZ Enterprises: “The Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton program was a game-changer for my business. The Mini-MBA training provided me with the knowledge and skills I needed to scale my business. The financial grant helped me invest in new equipment, and the networking opportunities were invaluable.”
  • Mary Smith, Founder of ABC Ventures: “Participating in the Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton program was one of the best decisions I ever made. The business coaching and mentorship I received were top-notch. I highly recommend this program to any female entrepreneur looking to grow their business.”

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Why You Should Apply

The Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton program offers a unique opportunity for female entrepreneurs to gain access to financial resources, world-class business training, and a supportive network of like-minded women.

By participating in this program, you will be equipped with the tools and knowledge needed to overcome business challenges and achieve sustainable growth.


Access Bank’s W Initiative Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton 2024 is more than just a competition; it is a comprehensive program designed to empower female entrepreneurs and drive economic growth across Africa. If you meet the eligibility criteria and are ready to take your business to the next level, don’t miss this opportunity.

Apply now and join a community of empowered women who are making a difference in the business world.For more information and to apply, visit the Womenpreneur website.

Click here to apply and start your journey towards business success with the Womenpreneur Pitch-A-Ton 2024.

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