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Member Organisations

ANWBN is a coalition of 52 organizations that exists to enhance the economic status of Women so as to ensure peaceful co-habitation, credible job creation and adequate infrastructural provision across Nigeria. As a network we focus on total Women Empowerment, building leadership skills, access to credit, patronage of made in Nigerian goods as well as creating a gender friendly environment for women. The association has as its:

Vision

A vibrant and premier coalition of professional and business women membership organizations in Nigeria, dedicated to promoting policy reforms that ensure sustainable economic development; and as its.

Mission

To improve the capacity of members and encourage sustainable entrepreneurship development among women through advocacy in the six geopolitical zones of Nigeria.

Objectives, are to:

  1. Enhance democracy and good governance amongst its members.
  2. Strengthen the capacity of members to achieve entrepreneurship development.
  3. Be the driving force and provide solutions for women business development in Nigeria.
  4. Develop Business and Economic Policy Documents for submissions to, and discussions with, the Governments of Nigeria.
  5. Be a unifying voice to advocate effectively for professional and business women.
  6. Foster partnerships and alliances with business associations and the Nigerian Government in relevant economic and socio-political matters.

The Coalition is dedicated to the economic and socio-political development of Nigeria through a formalized system of Public-Private Dialogue among the three tiers of government, and other relevant stakeholders

Projects:

ANWBN has in its capacity, and with the support of CIPE carried out numerous capacity building projects and research works aimed at tried to identifying some of these major impediments facing business and professional women, and seeking for credible ways of ameliorating them. In 2014, ANWBN conducted an advocacy project on access to credit for women entrepreneurs after a national survey carried out by her through a Consultant. With the adequate data collected from the survey, ANWBN developed policy recommendations to overcome these challenges, and subsequently approached the Central Bank of Nigeria, and other relevant government agencies in Nigeria, as well as commercial and development finance institutions to discuss the findings and seek support to improved women’s access to finance.

In 2016 also, ANWBN with the support of CIPE took time to examine the Business Environment under which Nigerian Women operate. With the engagement of a Consultant ANWBN gathered data on the challenges therein, and possible ways of overcoming them. Thereafter, she drafted a Policy Document and went further to develop a National Women Business Agenda which was launched in November, 2016 in Abuja. The Launch had in attendance, the relevant Heads and Representative from the Executive Arm of Government, Parliamentarians, Private Sectors Operators, Development Institutions, NGOs and other relevant Stakeholders. ANWBN is currently engaging in rapid advocacy projects to ensure actualization of the developed National Women Business Agenda. It is equally collaborating with different bodies on this program and more.

ANWBN Member Associations:

ANWBN have Fifty Two (52) Organizations representing over Four Million (>4,000,000) Women in Nigeria.

50 Million Africa Women Speak

1. 50 Million Africa Women Speak

A Little Sleep A Little Slumber (ALSALS)

2. A Little Sleep A Little Slumber (ALSALS)

African Women's Entrepreneuership Program (AWEP)

3. African Women’s Entrepreneurship Program (AWEP)

AICMS

4. AICMS

Association of Nigeria Women in Business (ANWIB)

5. Association of Nigerian Women In Business (ANWIB)

Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria – (APWEN)

6. Association of Professional Women Engineers of Nigeria (APWEN)

Association of Small Business Owners (ASBON)

7. Association of Small Business Owners (ASBON)

Association of Women Entrepreneurs & Business Owners (AWEBO)

8. Association of Women Entrepreneurs & Business Owners (AWEBO)

Association of Women Farmer of Nigeria (AWFAN)

9. Association of Women Farmer of Nigeria (AWFAN)

Association of Women in Trade & Agriculture (AWITA)

10. Association of Women in Trade & Agriculture (AWITA)

Better Life for Children and Women Future Foundation (BLCWFF)

11. Better Life for Children and Women Future Foundation (BLCWFF)

Business and Professional Women (BPW)

12. Business and Professional Women (BPW)

Champion Women Entrepreneurs Mentoring Association (CWEMA)

13. Champion Women Entrepreneurs Mentoring Association (CWEMA)

Cherith Child

14. Cherith Child

Commonwealth Business Women Nigeria

15. Commonwealth Business Women Nigeria

Country Women's Association of Nigeria (COWAN)

16. Country Women’s Association of Nigeria (COWAN)

Digital Network for Women Empowerment (DNWE)

17. Digital Network for Women Empowerment (DNWE)

ECOWAS FEBWE

18. ECOWAS Federation of Business Women (FEBWE)

Female Architects of Nigeria (FAN)

19. Female Architects of Nigeria (FAN)

Female Drivers Association of Nigeria (FEDAN)

20. Female Drivers Association of Nigeria (FEDAN)

International Women's Society of Nigeria (IWSN)

21. International Women’s Socity of Nigeria (IWSN)

Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN)

22. Medical Women Association of Nigeria (MWAN)

NACCIMA Business Women Group (NAWORG)

23. NACCIMA Business Women Group (NAWORG)

Nigerian Association of Small Scale Industrialists (NASSI)

24. Nigerian Association of Small Scale Industrialists (NASSI)

Partnership Opportunities for Women Empowerment Realization (POWER)

25. Partnership Opportunities for Women Empowerment Realization (POWER)

Shea Butter Association For Women (SBA4W)

26. Shea Butter Association For Women (SBA4W)

Wit Nigeria

27. Wit Nigeria

Women Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON)

28. Women Consortium of Nigeria (WOCON)

Women Empowering Women (WEWO)

29. Women Empowering Women Organization (WEWO)

Women Entrepreneurs and Professionals Development Network (WEPDN)

30. Women Entrepreneurs and Professionals Development Network (WEPDN)

Women in Agribusiness Facility (WABF)

31. Women in Agribusiness Facility (WABF)

Women in Energy Oil & Gas (WEOG)

32. Women in Energy Oil & Gas (WEOG)

Women in Logistics and Transport (WLT)

33. Women in Logistics and Transport (WILAT)

Women in Maritime Association (WIMA)

34. Women in Maritime Association (WIMA)

Women in Mining Nigeria (WiM)

35. Women in Mining Nigeria (WiM)

Women in Renewable Energy Association (WREA)

36. Women in Renewable Energy Association (WIRE-A)

Women in Shipping and Trade (WISTA)

37. Women in Shipping and Trade (WISTA)

Women in Sustainable Power Africa Network (WSPAN)

38. Women in Sustainable Power Africa Network (WISPAnet)

Women's Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA)

39. Women’s Rights Advancement and Protection Alternative (WRAPA)

NECA'S Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NNEW)

40. NECA’S Network of Entrepreneurial Women (NNEW)

Nigeria Professional Working Women (NPWW)

41. Nigeria Professional Working Women (NPWW)

Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprise (NASME)

42. Nigerian Association of Small and Medium Enterprise (NASME)

ANWBN is still open for Membership.