On July 17, 2013, Women’s World Banking President and CEO Mary Ellen Iskenderian sat down with Esther Ugbodaga to discuss financial exclusion in the African content, the importance of financially empowering women and Women’s World Banking’s work in Nigeria.

Financial exclusion high among African women

July 19, 2013
By Daniel Sango

Mary Ellen Iskenderian on CNBC Africa's "Power Lunch" (Nigeria)
Click on the image to watch the interview

Despite the growth of the financial services sector in many African countries, financial exclusion remains high and even higher among African women.

According to Nigeria’s Central Bank Governor, 64.8 million Nigerians representing 46.3 per cent of the adult population are excluded from financial and other banking services in the
country. However in the last two years, the Apex Bank has stepped up efforts to close the huge exclusion gap through a number of policies particularly targeted
at women.

ABN’s Esther Ugbodaga looks at financial inclusion in Africa especially for women with Mary Ellen Iskenderian, CEO at Women’s World Banking.

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