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FinTribe, a women-focused finance platform, brought its impactful program to the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU).

The event, themed ‘Girls Talk Money’, was held on the OAU campus on Friday and aimed at equipping female students with essential financial skills.

Organised in collaboration with the Office of the Vice President of the Great Ife Student Union Government (SUG), the programme featured comprehensive sessions on financial management and investment strategies.

Jennifer Awirigwe, widely known as Financial Jennifer and the founder of FinTribe, emphasised the importance of mentoring young women to enhance their financial acumen and build sustainable futures.

“FinTribe’s mission is to empower the next generation of leaders through financial education and inclusion,” Awirigwe stated. “By equipping female students with financial knowledge, we lay the foundation for a future where women are financially independent and capable of making informed decisions.”

The event included interactive sessions led by Awirigwe and her team, including Chinenye Enechukwu, the project coordinator, and Sandra Adebayo.

They covered critical topics such as increasing earning capacity, innovative business ideas, the benefits of early investing and compounding, and navigating public share offers from leading banks.

To further encourage the students, FinTribe awarded various prizes. Five students received 5,000 units of a bank’s stock, ten students won cash prizes to kick-start their investment journeys, and several students were given free copies of the book ‘The Smart Money Woman’ by Arese Ugwu.

Omoyosola Adekoya, the Vice-President of OAU’s SUG, praised FinTribe for their impactful initiative.

“The success of this event highlights the importance of financial literacy and the profound effect it can have on the lives of young women,” Adekoya noted.

Awirigwe called for more support from financial experts and sponsors to expand FinTribe’s outreach to other universities nationwide.

“We need more partners to help us reach even more young women across the country and create a financially empowered generation,” she urged.

The ‘Girls Talk Money’ event at OAU marks a significant step towards fostering financial independence among women, ensuring they are well-prepared to make sound financial decisions in their future careers and personal lives.

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