Skye Bank Plc, in a statement on Monday says it is committed to empowering women entrepreneurs across various sectors of the Nigerian economy.
The bank said it had presented certificates of proficiency to three lucky members of the Skye Pearl community who participated in the just-concluded three-month art of fashion training organised by Ibile Vogue Academy.
It described the training as a ‘give back initiative’ of the bank and Ibile Vogue Academy, saying it entailed both executive and full-time classes that taught students everything about fashion as well as provided linkages to help students develop their own clothing line.
The Head, Retail Banking, Skye Bank, Mrs. Ayodele Olojede, at the presentation of the certificates, thanked everyone who played a significant role in making the dreams of the participants in the training to come true.
She challenged them to start adding value to the skills they had acquired so as to stay competitive.
He said the training ran for 12 weeks, adding that the criteria for selection included being an active Skye Bank account holder; a member of the pearl community, and aged between 20 and 40 years.
The Director of Studies, Ibile Vogue Academy, Mrs. Temitope Olanre-Alade, commended the bank for the initiative and for providing the Skye Pearl platform, which she said made it possible for her organisation to also give back to the society.
Olanre-Alade urged the participants not to see their senior colleagues in the industry as competitors, but rather mentors from whom they could glean further ideas on how to be better at the trade.
She said, “It afforded us the opportunity to meet with members of staff of the academy who are like a family. The freehand class was mind-blowing and we have learnt to communicate more and better. Thanks to Skye Bank.”