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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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Five Design Principles to Help Reach and Serve Cambodian Young Adult Women

By Ker Thao, Maria Serenade, and Elwyn Panggabean Globally, the emerging youth population presents a potential for economic growth. However, youth in developing countries also still face barriers to access financial services, such as three of 10 million Cambodian young adults who remain financially underserved. Youth savings, in particular, has

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What is Economic Violence Against Women and Why Does it Matter?

By Tayler Nelson (Graduate Research Intern, Doctoral Candidate in Sociology at the University of Minnesota), Megan Dwyer Baumann (Regional Research Lead, Latin America, Women’s World Banking), Soraya Husain-Talero (Research Director, Fundación WWB Colombia) Despite gains in women’s rights and agency throughout the past century, violence against women remains a prevalent

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Closing the Access to Skills Gap: Resource Roundup  

As part of our work focused on closing the skills gap, we are collating in one place resources from Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion (WDFI) Advocacy Hub coalition members to help governments, financial service providers and civil society organizations ensure every woman has access to initiatives that can increase her confidence

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Building Local Presence for Scale & Impact in Africa

By Ade Ashaye, Regional Head for Africa, Women’s World Banking If you ever find yourself in Lagos, particularly Marina, you’ll encounter a bustling financial hub. Picture a towering 30-story marble tower, which serves as the headquarters for one of the largest banks in Africa. Right next door is an open

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Southeast Asian woman using financial services on her smartphone, highlighting the importance of inclusive fintechs
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Bridging the Gender Gap: How Fintechs Drive Financial Inclusion

Fintech companies are reshaping the way we interact with money and financial services, and their impact goes beyond just convenience and efficiency. A fintech, or financial technology company, is an innovative organization that leverages digital technology to provide a wide range of financial services, including digital banking, mobile payments and

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