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To Partner or Not to Partner when Implementing Youth Financial Programs

July 30, 2013

by Nicki Post (MEDA) and Ryan Newton (Women’s World Banking) Julu 30, 2013 Nicki Post is Project Manager/Senior Consultant for MEDA’s Youth and Financial Services team. Ryan Newton is the Senior Associate for Youth Savings at Women’s World Banking. In providing technical assistance on youth savings programs, both MEDA and Women’s World Banking have significant field experience working with YSOs, schools, government, and other key stakeholders to deliver non-financial…

Profile of a Women’s World Banking Fellow: Ramatolie Saho

July 29, 2013

Summer intern Melisa recently sat down with Ramatolie Saho and talked about her experience as a Fellow for Women’s World Banking. Fellows rotate through four departments of the organization over a two year period.

How Microfund for Women's microinsurance works

July 23, 2013

Fadi Al-Tawabin, a Microinsurance Officer at Microfund for Women Jordan, explains the development of the hospital cash microinsurance product provided by his institution, a product developed with Women's World Banking.

Women in microfinance and employment mobility: is it always a good thing?

July 17, 2013

Marketplace Morning Report ran a story this morning (“Women stay in jobs longer than they should”) on women’s tenure in companies and the potential negative effect it can have on their career and salary growth. Is the answer to inspire women to be as mobile as their male counterparts? Not always.

Co-creation of a leadership learning experience

July 16, 2013

In 2013, Women’s World Banking’s Center for Microfinance Leadership (CML) was given the incredible opportunity to create a new Senior Leadership Exchange to grow its own product offering while supporting the development of women leaders in microfinance.

How did Women’s World Banking do in 2012? A letter from Mary Ellen Iskenderian

July 12, 2013

In 2011 Women’s World Banking set-out to prove that providing low-income women with financial services is not charity but smart business.

Happy Fourth of July from Women’s World Banking!

July 4, 2013

Today, the United States of America celebrates its 237th day of independence from Great Britain. While Americans all over the world reflect on the over 200 years of democratic liberty they enjoy, we at Women’s World Banking would like to encourage everyone to spend a few minutes to think about the significance of economic opportunity to the continued prosperity of…

Photos from our brand launch at Citi

July 3, 2013

On the evening of Thursday, June 20th, we invited our closest supporters for a sneak peek of our new brand, visual identity and website.

Microfinance CEOs: Smart Campaign Certification is a “Clear Step” Toward Responsible Microfinance

January 28, 2013

Since we began meeting in early 2011, many of the Working Group’s discussions have focused on the fundamental question of what the microfinance industry requires to flourish in the future. We believe that client protection is central to the answer. It is common sense – and good business practice – that a fair and respectful relationship with clients is required…

Announcing our new Fellows for 2013

July 1, 2013

By Tom Jones, Chief Operating and Financial Officer

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