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In line with its commitment to sustainable development and enabling success for women, Union Bank of Nigeria, through its women-focused proposition αlpher, partnered with Chrystallis to host the inaugural live edition of Chrystallis Conversations – a platform focused on empowering women and promoting gender equality.


*L-R: Nkiru Ozili, Corporate Citizenship Specialist, Union Bank; Kemi Ogunleye, Host & Founder Chrystallis Conversations; Jennifer Ugboh, Lead, External Communication, Union Bank; and Alvin Agorom, Head, Strategic Brand Management, Union Bank during the inaugural Chrystallis Live Event held recently in Lagos.

The event is tagged Fear-Less! Pursuing Your Best Life with Courage and Conviction was held on Thursday, June 1, 2023, in Victoria Island, Lagos. It was an intimate night of insightful conversations and networking. The event kicked off with a heartfelt musical performance by Funmi Bucknor, followed by a captivating poetry reading session by prolific writer and poet Wana Udobang (Wana Wana), and ended with engaging one-on-one conversations with Filmmaker and Women’s Rights Advocate, Ego Boyo and Entertainment Mogul, Politician and Social Activist, Olubankole Wellington, moderated by Kemi Ogunleye, the Host, and Creator of Chrystallis.

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Chrystallis Conversations is a platform for women to share their stories, experiences, and perspectives. It has gained recognition for facilitating insightful discussions and thought-provoking conversations, around women’s empowerment. The partnership with αlpher, underscores Union Bank’s commitment to championing women’s empowerment by supporting them in their journey towards success and fostering a more inclusive society.

Commenting on the partnership, Olufunmi Aluko, Chief Brand and Marketing Officer, Union Bank, expressed excitement about the collaboration. She said:

“Union Bank’s αlpher is dedicated to supporting women in their personal and professional journey. Through this partnership, we aim to amplify women’s voices, celebrate their achievements, and foster an environment of empowerment and equality. We firmly believe that by providing resources and opportunities, we can enable women to thrive and empower them to break barriers and shatter stereotypes.”

Established in 1917 and listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in 1971, Union Bank of Nigeria Plc. is a household name and one of Nigeria’s long-standing and most respected financial institutions. The Bank is a trusted and recognizable brand, with an extensive network of over 300 branches across Nigeria.

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The Bank currently offers a variety of banking services to both individual and corporate clients including current, savings, and deposit account services, funds transfer, foreign currency domiciliation, loans, overdrafts, equipment leasing, and trade finance. The Bank also offers its customers convenient electronic banking channels and products including Online Banking, Mobile Banking, Debit Cards, ATMs, and POS Systems.

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