Launched in 2019, the Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton program is the first women-in-business support initiative of its kind in the industry offered by Access Bank’s W Initiative. The program in its maiden edition provided a free mini-MBA certification for 50 women entrepreneurs in Nigeria as well as financial grants worth N9Million to the top 3 applicants. This is done in conjunction with the International Finance Corporation (IFC, a member of the World Bank Group).

Subsequently, the program was extended to 10 other African countries where Access Bank’s W initiative has its presence. The program has since provided Mini-MBA to over 300 women entrepreneurs across Africa. This year hosts the 5th season of the program and seeks to provide mini-MBA certification to another 120 women entrepreneurs in Nigeria as well as grants worth over N17Million Naira to WSMEs.


  • Selected applicants will benefit from an exclusive and certified Mini-MBA and grant prizes up to N5m.


  • Open to interested female entrepreneurs;
  • Between the age range of 18-55 years;
  • Must have an existing business for at least one year with at least 50% female ownership.

How To Apply

All online applications will be reviewed and screened by independent business experts for all 500 candidates who will be required to send in a sixty-second video pitch for the opportunity to be selected as part of the final top 120 candidates.

Click Here To Apply

For more information, visit Womenpreneur Pitch-a-ton.

Application Deadline: August 11, 2023