By Mehrdad (Mehi) Mirpourian, Senior Data Analyst, Research, Monitoring and Evaluation, at Women’s World Banking “There have been as many plagues as wars in history; yet always plagues and wars take people equally by surprise.” – Albert Camus, The Plague Introduction Businesses function in environments that are agile and hard
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Microfund for Women is a pioneering financial institution in the Middle East serving women clients and promoting women’s employment and leadership.
Women’s World Banking gathered partners in Jordan to discuss, debate and learn about microinsurance best practices.
Mazen Nimri of Jordan Insurance Company shares what it’s like to develop insurance for low-income people, from the insurer’s perspective.
Highlights from Eyad Nino’s (Microfund for Women, Jordan) “Ask Me Anything” on Women’s World Banking’s exclusive online Leadership Community.
Women’s World Banking is known for the in-depth customer research that precedes all our product development work. Our new insurance director witnesses this first hand during his first trip to the field.
When crisis strikes, whether it is the result of a natural disaster or political unrest, what can financial institutions that serve low-income clients do to support their clients and the community?
Senior Associate for Knowledge and Communications Gayle Gatchalian wrote about our research into the healthcare needs of Egyptians and Ugandans for The Huffington Post ImpactX blog, through the support of the Cisco Foundation.
“An amazing experience:” a NYC high school scholarship winner reflects on her trip to Jordan with Women’s World Banking
Meeting women microentrepreneurs inspires an NYC highschool student to seek new opportunities
Chhavi Ghuliani , Manager of Partnership Development and Research at BSR blogged about participating at “Building Women-Focused Finance: The Global Local Experience,” held in Amman, Jordan in November of 2013.
We were in Amman, Jordan last week supporting Women’s World Banking’s 2013 Global Forum: Building Women-Focused Finance: The Global-Local Experience. Our first day began with a visit to the Amman headquarters of Microfund for Women (MFW), a Women’s World Banking network member and our gracious local host for the week.
Women’s World Banking’s conference, Building Women-Focused Finance: A Global Experience, was featured on JRTV Channel and Roya News of Jordan.
We just concluded our Building Women-Focused Finance: The Global Experience conference in Amman and we are so excited about the quality of the presenters and the level of engagement from the audience of over 300 people from around the world. As Mary Ellen Iskenderian, our president and CEO, said in
In less than 24 hours, Women’s World Banking will be kicking off its first conference for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region in Amman, Jordan, “Building Women-Focused Finance: the Global-Local Experience.” The impetus for holding a women-focused finance conference in MENA could not be clearer: only 13% of women have a formal savings account with 4% of women accessing a loan – these numbers are the lowest in the world and if not addressed, will prevent any significant economic growth for the region.
Research has shown that healthcare costs often exert the most financial pressure on poor families. The poor lack the resources to respond quickly in a health emergency, both with the cost of care and the ability to forfeit work to seek care.
Women’s World Banking today announced the 2013 recipient of the Excellence in Leadership Award, funded by the Citi Foundation. Microfund for Women (MFW), based in Jordan, is honored for building an institution that ensures that women are well-represented in the organization’s workforce, leadership and governance while maintaining its commitment to serve every ambitious woman.
Research has shown that healthcare costs often exert the most financial pressure on poor families. Given the negative impact a health emergency can have, microinsurance has tremendous potential to provide security and stability to a poor household.