Lagos, Nigeria, July 2022 – FBNQuest, the investment banking and asset management subsidiary of FBN Holdings Plc, recently hosted a session themed ‘Lifting the Glass Ceiling’ which was designed to encourage women to continually strive to pursue and achieve their goals as a working professional and entrepreneur.
The virtual event was hosted as part of the organisation’s Leading Conversations with FBNQuest Series and the FBNQuest Women Interactive Network (FBNQuest WIN), in recognition of the critical role women play in the economic, social and cultural development of any community and FBNQuest WIN was created as a platform for female employees within the firm to learn, interact and progress in their careers.
The session provided an avenue for the panelists to discuss challenges women face in the workplace such as gender diversity and inclusion. It also provided insights on how women can thrive in both their professional, business and personal life by making a plan, showing up as your most authentic self, personal development, having a strong support system and mentors who will guide and encourage you.
The webinar featured an interactive panel discussion from experts that examined key issues in relation to their personal experiences and gave useful tips needed to help women be more effective and efficient. The discussants featured seasoned experts such as Ijeoma D. Agboti-Obatoyinbo, Managing Director, FBNQuest Funds; Fiona Ahimie, Managing Director, FBNQuest Securities; and a guest speaker, Francesca Uriri, Founder Leading Ladies Africa (a women empowerment non-profit that celebrates the lives of African women, and promotes leadership, diversity and gender inclusion). Oluwatoyin Olaojo, Business Development Manager FBNQuest Merchant Bank acted as the panel moderator.
Commenting on the session, Barbara Ezeife, Head Marketing and Corporate Communications at FBNQuest Merchant Bank stated that “At FBNQuest, we are committed to having conversations that empower women to rise above challenges and participate fully in life. We believe that it is pivotal to not only build a strong network of women but to also support and create more opportunities that will empower women on all economic levels.”
Participants at the session were equipped with information on how to live intentionally, know your worth and advocate for yourself. She added.
FBNQuest launched its Leading Conversations with FBNQuest webinar series in 2020. The series focuses on market, industry, lifestyle, consumer insights and analyses that are crucial for individual and corporate success. These sessions feature seasoned professionals from FBNQuest, as well as other industry experts in corporate and private investment management, wealth preservation, financial advisory and other areas of interest. To find out more about the recently concluded webinar series please click here. Follow FBNQuest on @fbnquest on social or visit the website www.fbnquest.com for more information.
About FBNQuest Merchant Bank
FBNQuest Merchant Bank Limited is the investment banking and asset management business of FBN Holdings Plc, one of the strongest and most dependable financial groups in Africa. We are innovative and client-focused, with strong industry and execution expertise to serve our diverse client base of Corporate Organisations, Financial Institutions, High Net Worth and Affluent individuals across a wide range of services.
From securing wealth to financing business opportunities, we are constantly searching for what comes next so we can take our clients there first. We are a trusted and inspirational partner founded on innovation, a strong heritage and a pioneering spirit that drives us to help our clients look beyond today, and redefine tomorrow.