Empowering Women Through Financial Inclusion

Women’s World Banking is dedicated towards economic empowerment through financial inclusion to the one billion women in the world without access to formal financial services. Using our sophisticated market and consumer research, we turn insights into real action to design and advocate for policy engagement, digital financial solutions, workplace leadership programs and gender lens investing.



women remain outside the formal financial system today.

How We Do It

Building a world where every woman has the power to participate in and benefit from economic growth achieving prosperity, security and dignity.


We conduct sophisticated qualitative and quantitative research on market and consumer issues important to advancing women's economic empowerment.

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Policy and Advocacy

We channel our research and advisory work to government ministries, regulatory and supervisory bodies, and policymakers in our priority countries, maximizing our impact through engagement and knowledge share.

Market-Driven Solutions

We design commercially-viable solutions that directly meet women's needs by addressing the barriers they face while taking into account the macroeconomic environment.

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Leadership & Diversity Programs

We equip regulatory agencies and financial services providers with the tools and skills needed to build powerful, gender-diverse teams that can meet tomorrow's challenges.

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Global Member Network

We are the nexus of financial inclusion knowledge, business insights, and tools for 61 institutions across 33 countries, helping them better serve low-income women.

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Gender Lens Investing

We promote inclusive finance, providing investment capital and technical assistance to women-focused and women-managed financial institutions through our Women's World Banking Capital Partners Funds I and II.

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Our Annual Report

Learn more about Women’s World Banking’s work by reading our most recent Annual Report.

Our Team

With backgrounds and expertise in finance, government, leadership training, technology, marketing, and behavior science, our executive leadership and staff bring diverse perspectives to women’s financial inclusion and economic empowerment.

Our Donors

With the generous support of our core and programmatic funders, we create greater economic stability and prosperity for women, their families, and their communities.