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Women National Business Agenda

The Women Business Agenda is our vital tool created for the business community to encourage Investment and stimulate business activity and economic growth for women. With the support of CIPE, we developed the first Women National Business Agenda in 2015 as a guide to addressing the major challenges business and professional women face, that constituted huge impediments to their growth and sustainability. The WNBA also offered concrete recommendations and reforms to remove these barriers and improve the business climate for women.


Since the initial study, several changes have taken place within the women business community as well as the socio-economic and socio-political environments across Nigeria. In addition, the onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic and the unprecedented global response it necessitated has required further revision of the WNBA. The updated WNBA aims to reflect the current priority issues affecting women-owned businesses and identify the required policy reforms. Our review / research was conducted in collaboration with ANWBN member associations in each state of the federation and all relevant stakeholders within the women business communities.