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There has never been a more crucial time to continue convening as a global community and sharing insights into women’s economic empowerment. That is why Women’s World Banking has launched the virtual Making Finance Work for Women Thought Leadership series.

This new series gives you a continuous deep dive into Women’s World Banking’s research, expertise and upcoming projects while providing a platform for you to engage on these urgent topics.

What to expect:
Making Finance Work for Women
Thought Leadership Series is an ongoing virtual event series. Each event is led by Women’s World Banking experts, and will be focused on topics such as digital financial services, gender lens investing, fintech, and more.

Who will be there:
Industry experts and thought leaders from financial service providers, fintechs, NGOs, donors, investors, research firms, and more.

Our next event in the series, The Billion Dollar Opportunity: Unlocking the Social and Financial Return Potential of Gender Lens Investing, will be held July 22nd.
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How to Attend:
Stay tuned for Zoom details on our next event!

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Previous Event:
Leveraging Digital Platforms for Women’s Financial Inclusion

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Women’s World Banking invites you to a conversation on the potential for digital platforms and payments to serve as an opportunity to increase financial inclusion. Join us as we discuss the ways in which digital literacy, e-commerce, social commerce, and digital marketing might serve as on-ramps to financial inclusion for women-owned and women-led MSMEs. With an eye to this market opportunity, attendees will see new ways for women to actively participate in the digital future of finance.

11:30AM – 1:00PM EDT

11:30AM – 11:35AM EDT

Opening of event and welcoming remarks


Harsha Rodrigues, Chief Strategy Officer, Women’s World Banking

11:35AM –  11:50AM EDT

Framing of report findings and global work


Sonja Kelly, Director of Research & Advocacy, Women’s World Banking

11:50AM – 12:40PM EDT

Facilitated Panel Discussion


Julie Hogan, Vice President, Global Banking Solutions, Diebold Nixdorf
Jonathan Donner, Senior Director, Research, Caribou Digital
Yasmin Bin-Humam, Financial Sector Specialist, CGAP
Yana Dumaresq Sobral Alves, Regional Director for Public Policy, Latin America, Facebook Financial


Sonja Kelly, Director of Research & Advocacy, Women’s World Banking


12:40PM – 12:55PM EDT


12:55PM – 1:00PM EDT

Closing Remarks


Eleni Kyrou, Head of EIB Representation to Ethiopia and the African Union, European Investment Bank

Agenda subject to change.

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Watch our previous Making Finance Work for Women Thought Leadership Series events, along with curated presentations from the Making Finance Work for Women 2020 Summit.


Empowering Women on a Journey ​​​​​​Towards Digital Financial CapabilityApril 2021

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Mary Ellen Iskenderian (Women’s World Banking)
Lubasha Heredia (BCG)
Julia Arnold (Center for Financial Inclusion)
Marina Dimova (Women’s World Banking)
Samit Ghosh (Ujjivan Small Finance Bank)
Catherine Highet (CGAP/FinEquity)
Eva Johansson (SIDA)

Leveraging Digital Platforms for Women’s Financial InclusionJune 2021

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Harsha Rodrigues (Women’s World Banking)
Yasmin Bin-Humam (CGAP)
Jonathan Donner (Caribou Digital)
Yana Dumaresq Sobral Alves (Facebook Financial)
Julie Hogan (Diebold Nixdorf)
Sonja Kelly (Women’s World Banking)
Eleni Kyrou (European Investment Bank)


Delivering on the Potential of Digitized G2P: Driving Women's Financial Inclusion and EmpowermentOctober 2020

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Designing E-commerce for Women in Emerging MarketsOctober 2020

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Building Resilience through Savings: Mobilization in IndiaOctober 2020

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Building a Habit: How Initial Saving Activity Predicts Long-term Account EngagementOctober 2020

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Wage Digitization: Win-Win for Employers and Workers in VietnamOctober 2020

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Effective Ways to Activate DFS Accounts Leveraging Digital and Financial Capacity BuildingOctober 2020

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Payment Digitization in Egypt: A Case Study for Leveraging Digital ChannelsOctober 2020

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Making Microinsurance Work for WomenOctober 2020

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The Making Finance Work for Women Thought Leadership Series showcases over 40 years of experience in the financial inclusion sector and aim to drive actions that accelerate opportunities for low-income women around the world. Partnering with our event series can help you reach your audience and increase your presence in the financial inclusion space.

Sponsorship Benefits

Brand recognition and logo on all advertising materials and website

Social media coverage reaching Women’s World Banking’s 81K+ audience

Priority registration for employees and clients

Interview or blog entry about gender or financial inclusion-related issue close to company’s agenda

Featured video on Women’s World Banking’s YouTube channel and website

Speaking role during series event

Brown bag at company office with presentation from Women’s World Banking leadership team member






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Past Sponsors Include

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