The Commercial International Bank (CIB), Egypt’s leading private sector bank, announced, on Tuesday, its partnership with She’s Next, Empowered by Visa, a global initiative to support and champion women business owners.
To inaugurate this partnership, CIB will be a regional sponsor of the What’s Next Fest, a three-day virtual summit that aims to bring together founders from around the world. The virtual Fest will be held from 22 September to 24 September. The event will be hosted by the Female Founder Collective, in partnership with She’s Next, Empowered by Visa.
“We’re proud to be sponsors of the upcoming She’s Next summit, Empowered by Visa,” said Rashwan Hammady, Head of Retail Segments & Products at CIB, “This partnership is in line with CIB’s strategy in supporting small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in addition to our continued commitment to women empowerment to help sustain business growth, which is especially pertinent during these difficult times.”
The What’s Next Fest aims to arm women with the tools and information to navigate roadblocks, and to power through the next stage of their business. It will bring together industry leaders across disciplines and countries.
Through panels, fireside chats, and interactive Q&A, the virtual summit will provide attendees with educational insights and expert guidance as they forge ahead into one of the most challenging years in history for entrepreneurs.
Launched in January 2019, She’s Next, Empowered by Visa connects women founders with industry experts who can help them with the knowledge and tools to grow their business through funding, lending, personal development, and marketing.
CIB’s partnership with Visa to bring She’s Next to MENA region is aimed at harnessing the power of Visa’s global brand and network to build awareness of women entrepreneurs, invest in them and to provide them with tools to build their businesses.
“We are excited to partner with CIB as one of our key sponsors to bring She’s Next to Middle East & North Africa,” said Malak El-Baba, Egypt Country Manager- Visa “She’s Next, Empowered by Visa, is part of our ongoing commitment to support female entrepreneurs across the globe and help empower them to overcome the challenges they face, and to successfully run, fund and grow their businesses through research, insights and technologies.”