Speaker Bureau

Marina Dimova

Director, Global Head of Financial Industry & Network Advocacy

Marina as the Global Head of Financial Industry & Network Advocacy leads the efforts to support Network Members and financial services providers across the industry to adopt best practices, share knowhow and take tangible actions to advance women’s financial inclusion. Women’s World Banking’s vision is to build a strong peer-learning community, which not only supports Network Members along their respective journeys to women’s financial inclusion, but also is a strong voice and champion for women’s financial inclusion for the financial industry. In her previous position as Managing Director of Design & Innovation, she focused on identifying and designing innovative financial solutions for women and girls. Marina is a designer with over 16 years of experience developing, implementing and scaling innovative solutions to social problems.

Previously, Marina was a Vice President at ideas42 and Associate Research Director at Ikatu International. She has also worked on agricultural value chains and private sector development at the World Bank, and in finance and healthcare consulting.

Marina holds an MPA in International Development from Harvard Kennedy School, and a B.A. in Economics and Government from Franklin & Marshall College.

Previous Speaking Engagements:

2022: Global Evidence on Digital Financial Services and Savings Groups, UN Women, National Council for Women and J-PAL MENA (Cairo)

2020: Advancing Women’s Usage of Financial Services through Digital Financial Capability, National Financial Inclusion Council (Indonesia)

2020: Workshop on Designing Financial Inclusion Programs for Women, India CSR Summit (India)

2019: Opportunities in the Women’s Market in Egypt, FSD Africa (Cairo)

2019: Financial and Digital Capabilities Workshop, UNCDF, a2i and Women’s World Banking (Dhaka)

2018: Unlocking Underserved Markets, Behavioral Summit (New York)

2018: Serving Women Clients Well, Commission on the Status of Women Event (New York)

2017: Financial Experience Design Conference, Mad*Pow (Boston)

2017: UN General Assembly Design Workshop Event (New York)