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Making Finance Work for Women for 45 Years | Blanca Estela Olvera

To celebrate Women’s World Banking’s 45th anniversary, we are showcasing the voices of individuals from around the world who have shaped and touched Women’s World Banking journey since its inception in 1979 at Commission on the Status of Women till today! These are stories from across Women’s World Banking’s reach

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The MFWW Podcast Ep 7 Insider Insights Financial Inclusion in 2023 and Shaping Forces for 2024
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The MFWW Podcast Ep. 7: Insider Insights: Financial Inclusion in 2023 and Shaping Forces for 2024

Sonja Kelly from Women’s World Banking and Leora Klapper from the World Bank highlight global progress made by fintechs, regulators, and others in financial inclusion. They also provide insights on anticipated developments in the finance ecosystem for 2024. Tune in to Women’s World Banking’s Making Finance Work for Women (MFWW) Podcast for expert discussions on transformative finance solutions.

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The MFWW Podcast Ep 6 Touchpoints for Transformation The Phygital Revolution
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The MFWW Podcast Ep. 6: Touchpoints for Transformation – The Phygital Revolution

This episode delves into the pivotal role of physical touch points in the digital age for engaging women customers and promoting their financial inclusion. Sonja Kelly (Global VP, Women’s World Banking) and Simone di Castri (Co-Head, Cambridge Suptech Labs) discuss fintech innovations, banking agents, financial capability, and digital solutions for reaching last-mile customers. Join us in exploring these crucial issues on Women’s World Banking’s Making Finance Work for Women (MFWW) Podcast.

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The MFWW Podcast Ep 5 Gender Lens Investing A Gateway to ESG
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The MFWW Podcast Ep. 5: Gender Lens Investing: A Gateway to ESG Excellence

This episode explores gender-focused investment strategies and their role in ESG investing, with a focus on social impact. Sonja Kelly (Global VP, Women’s World Banking) and Ivan Chew, CFA (Director of Impact, BrightLight Group) discuss the transformative potential of investing in women’s economic empowerment. Join us on Women’s World Banking’s Making Finance Work for Women (MFWW) Podcast for expert insights into financial inclusion and social impact investing.

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The MFWW Podcast Ep 4 Beyond Borders Womens Financial Empowerment in Times of Crises
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The MFWW Podcast Ep. 4: Beyond Borders – Women’s Financial Empowerment in Times of Crises

In this episode, we examine how women are disproportionately impacted by economic crises and conflicts, focusing on their struggle to maintain financial stability during displacement. Join Sonja Kelly (Global VP, Women’s World Banking) and Inna Bielianska (GM, MetLife Ukraine) as they discuss solutions for women’s financial inclusion in crises on Women’s World Banking’s Making Finance Work for Women (MFWW) Podcast.

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The MFWW Podcast Ep 3 The Role of Mobile Network Operators in Womens Digital Financial Inclusion
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The MFWW Podcast Ep. 3: The Role of Mobile Network Operators in Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion

Host Sonja Kelly (Global VP, Women’s World Banking) and guest Aniqa Sandhu (CEO, Digicel Group) discuss mobile network companies’ role in boosting women’s internet usage and effective financial capability building. Despite improved coverage, 3.2 billion people remain unconnected, disproportionately impacting women. Join us on Women’s World Banking’s Making Finance Work for Women (MFWW) Podcast as we delve into solutions for women’s financial inclusion.

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