Mary Ellen Iskenderian to moderate small group discussion at Clinton Global Initiative 2013 Annual Meeting

September 10, 2013

Women’s World Banking President and CEO will be moderating a panel of speakers during a small group discussion at this year’s Clinton Global Initiative Annual  Meeting.

Achieving Financial Inclusion for the Next Billion

Time: 10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

With over two billion of the world’s poor still lacking access to financial services, new and inventive solutions are required to achieve their full financial inclusion. Significant gaps remain in access to credit, savings, and insurance products, as well as the financial capability programs needed to enhance the impact of available or new services for women, youth, the extreme poor, and small- and medium-sized businesses.

In this session, members will share how they are innovating financial products and services, as well as using technological platforms, to reach those populations with little or no access. Members will discuss how partnerships can support scaling the delivery of these services to new markets, and strengthening the infrastructure of the un- and under-financed.

Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO, Women’s World Banking

Reema Nanavaty, Director, Economic and Rural Development, Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA)
Michael Schlein, President and CEO, ACCION
Premal Shah, Co-founder and President,