LAPO Microfinance Bank Sponsors TEDxLagos To Empower Women, Drive Financial Inclusion

By Olushola Okunlade

LAPO Microfinance Bank (MfB), a premium financial institution dedicated to empowerment and fostering financial inclusion, is delighted to reveal its sponsorship of the TEDxLagos first-ever Women event, slated for the 30th of March 2024.

TEDxLagos is an annual event recognized for its intellectually stimulating presentations and dialogues designed to stimulate discussions and encourage constructive transformation within the community. The endorsement from LAPO MfB emphasizes its commitment to promoting empowerment, especially among women, and driving financial inclusivity in Nigeria.

This year’s TEDxLagos Women event is themed, “Forward,”. It aligns closely with the mission and values of LAPO MfB. In commemoration of International Women’s Day, observed on March 8th, LAPO MfB reiterates its dedication to championing efforts that empower women and enhance their socio-economic engagement.

Mrs. Cynthia Ikponmwosa, Chief Executive Officer of LAPO Microfinance Bank, conveyed her excitement regarding the collaboration. She emphasized, “At LAPO MfB, we recognize the transformative influence of women in effecting positive societal changes. By supporting TEDxLagos and embracing its theme, we aspire to magnify women’s voices and advocate for their pivotal contribution to fostering a more inclusive and prosperous tomorrow.”

Through its diverse array of programs and initiatives, LAPO MfB has emerged as a leader in advancing financial literacy and enhancing financial inclusion for women in Nigeria. By equipping women with the necessary knowledge and resources, LAPO MfB aims to dismantle barriers and foster economic growth and development opportunities.

“At TEDxLagos, we are excited to partner with LAPO Microfinance Bank for our first-ever TEDxLagos Women. We are celebrating the power of women to be creators, trailblazers and changemakers. We are not just celebrating women’s accomplishments, we are also emphasizing the potential for future progress”, shared Mercy Akamo, the Convener and Curator of TEDxLagos.

LAPO MfB will engage in presentations and panel discussions centered on women’s empowerment and financial inclusion as a sponsor of TEDxLagos. This event offers a valuable opportunity for stakeholders from various sectors to collaborate, share expertise, and devise creative strategies to tackle contemporary challenges affecting women in our society.

LAPO Microfinance Bank extends a cordial invitation to members of the media, esteemed thought leaders, policymakers, and the wider public to participate in an insightful dialogue at the 2024 TEDxLagos Women event. This collaborative effort aims to foster a future marked by inclusivity and equity, ensuring that individuals of all genders and backgrounds have equal opportunities to flourish and prosper.


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