First Bank Empowers Female Entrepreneurs With FirstGem

First Bank of Nigeria Limited has created FirstGem, an all-female online community, for the mentoring and support a new generation of financially literate women. FirstGem is a virtual community where like-minded women, in Nigeria and worldwide, gather to connect, grow and share knowledge on everything about lifestyle, parenting, career development, entrepreneurship, health, work and family. It aims to share financial empowerment and wealth creation ideas and encourage women to play their part in providing financial support for their families. The portal has over 61,634 members. Its contents, which include blogs, vlogs, newsletters and chatrooms, are built on six pillars: Health, Wealth and Finance, Food and Recipes, Events, Entrepreneurship, Lifestyle and Beauty. FirstGem is targeted at women, aged 18 years and above, and represents working professionals, entrepreneurs and Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in search of growth. It offers an array of benefits, from free business advisory services, regular information or insights on business opportunities in various sectors and industries, and mouth-watering discounts at partner stores and outlets. Chuma Ezirim, Group Executive, e-Business & Retail Products, First Bank of Nigeria Limited, says: “FirstGem is suited for the Nigerian woman. We are using this online community as the ideal opportunity to position the Bank’s gender initiatives to meet the required needs on a wide range of issues affecting women.” To join the FirstGem community, sign up via this link: