• Search

Introducing She Counts Members

December 19, 2018

By Women’s World Banking In March of 2018, Women’s World Banking announced the launch for She Counts, a global platform that harnesses the power of financial services to put savings and financial tools in the hands of women, enabling them to plan for a more prosperous future. Through extensive due diligence to identify the institutions exemplifying best practices in savings,…

Making Finance Work for Women: Half the Story

December 17, 2018

Yashmin Fernandes, Director of Development and Partner Engagement The opening Plenary Session at the Making Finance Work for Women Summit discussed the progress and the opportunities ahead in financially empowering low-income women in the developing world. Four key themes emerged: the role of digital, policy design, a broader tent, and leadership skills are necessary to make finance work for women….

Powering Economies by Investing in Women

December 10, 2018

By Diana Boncheva Gooley, Manager, Digital Financial Services  A strategic approach to investing in women can power economies.  It was only fitting that after a day of exciting presentations, debates and discussions, Women’s World Banking closed out the Making Finance Work for Women Summit with five amazing women leaders who shared the three elements we need to have the most significant…

The time is right for gender-lens investing, what is holding us back?

December 3, 2018

By Angelika Mendes-Lowney, Manager, Development & Partner Engagement The concept of gender lens investing as a powerful strategy to achieve positive financial and social returns is rapidly increasing. In a workshop during Women’s World Banking’s “Making Finance Work for Women” summit on November 7, discussions highlighted that the time is right for gender lens investing but a few barriers are…

Get Women's World Banking in your inbox!

Continue to site