Ecobank Commercial Banking, part of the pan-African banking group Ecobank (www.Ecobank.com), has launched its Elevate Leadership Training Program in partnership with the Global Business School Network (GBSN). The Ellevate Leadership Training Program is part of ‘Ellevate Equip’, the brand name for all training and education support initiatives of Ellevate by Ecobank, the bank’s gender finance program. This Leadership Training program is being delivered to an initial cohort of 40 world-class Ellevate clients from 10 African countries: Cameroon, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
Josephine Anan-Ankomah, Group Executive, Commercial Banking, Ecobank, said: “Ecobank launched Ellevate to serve and foster the success of women-owned and women-led businesses by providing them with a comprehensive suite of financial and non-financial solutions. Their goal is to help them reach their full potential and increase their business and economic impact. ‘Elevate Equip’ is a natural extension of these goals and has been designed by the Ecobank Academy to empower African women leaders by giving them the right tools and skills to effectively lead themselves, their businesses and support their communities.”
This is a unique training program designed and delivered by Ecobank Academy in association with the Global Business School Network and supported by its members, School of Business, INSEAD Africa Initiative and INSEAD Emerging Markets Institute (EMI), Lagos Business School, MIT Sloan Global Programs , Stanford Seed and the University of Cape Town Graduate School of Business.
Speaking at the launch, Dan LeClair, CEO of Global Business School Network, said: “Global Business School Network is pleased to partner with Ecobank Academy in keeping with our mission to improve access to locally relevant business and management education for the world. developing world. We are especially excited, through our diverse membership, to bring together so many of the world’s leading scholars to present this Leadership programme. As a network, we see this as a mutual learning experience where we encourage the cohort to make the most of the teaching experience, but also trust that the faculty will seek to absorb as much about the local contexts in which these women leaders operate.”
Selected business leaders will learn to:
Identify and work on key leadership challenges. Master leadership perspectives: Reframe challenges with a growth mindset. Think strategically to advance individual and corporate goals. Develop resilience: effectively manage stress, uncertainty and setbacks. Take advantage of active learning to identify new business opportunities and improve other areas for business growth. Get a complete view of themselves as leaders. Effectively lead high performance teams.
Graduating participants will receive a certificate of completion from Ecobank Group and GBSN.
Ecobank’s Elevate is a multi-award winning solution designed for women-owned, women-managed businesses, businesses with a high percentage of women on the board or employees, and businesses that make products for women. Ellevate clients benefit from smarter cash management solutions, favorable loan rates, and value-added services such as leadership training and networking opportunities designed to bridge the financial gap and scale their businesses.