Just a couple of months ago, Women’s World Banking brought some of our closest friends and supporters together in New York to celebrate our 40th anniversary. The celebration provided an opportune moment to reflect on our legacy and our goals for the future. How fitting that our founders first conceived of Women’s World Banking in 1975 during the UN’s “World Conference on Women” which was organized to secure passage of a UN declaration on women’s human rights. Our founders recognized the need for low-income women to have access to financial products and services as an essential step toward gaining all other rights. And here we are again, at another global inflection point for women, with Women’s World Banking ready to effect even more positive change in the lives of low-income women.