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 launched the digital Making Finance Work for Women Thought Leadership Series.

This series gives you a continuous deep dive into Women’s World Banking’s research, expertise and upcoming projects through webinars and Q&A’s. Our content features Women’s World Banking and financial inclusion experts, and focuses on topics such as digital financial services, gender lens investing, fintech, leadership and diversity, and more.


Upcoming:
Our next webinar, The Last Mile – Banking Agents Paving the Road to Women’s Economic Empowerment, takes place on June 2nd.

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The Last Mile – Banking Agents Paving the Road to Women’s Economic Empowerment

Countless low-income women around the world have to travel miles on foot to reach a bank or lack the awareness of digital financial solutions available to them via their phones. Banking agents in these regions have proven to be instrumental in economically empowering these women and increasing banks’ customer base and bottom line. So how can these banking agents be best utilized to engage with these underserved women in rural communities? What sort of banking agent models work and what models need work?

The panel will discuss various training methods and creative solutions that have both increased the number of banked women, as well as helped banks revolutionize their service model

THURSDAY, JUNE 2, 2022
9:00 AM – 10:10 AM ET

9:00 AM – 9:05 AM ET

Opening Remarks

SPEAKER

Marina Dimova, Managing Director, Design & Innovation, Women’s World Banking


9:05 AM – 9:55 AM ET

Panel Discussion

PANELISTS

Adwoa N. Banful, Project Leader, Boston Consulting Group (BCG)

Ana Barrera, CEO, Aflore

Pallavi Tewari Madhok, Director, Advisory Services, India, Women’s World Banking

Sasidhar Thumuluri, MD & CEO, Sub-K IMPACT Solutions Ltd., and Board Chair, Business Correspondent Federation of India

MODERATOR

Emilio Hernandez, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, CGAP


9:55 AM – 10:05 AM ET

Q&A


10:05 AM – 10:10 AM ET

Closing Remarks

SPEAKER

Emilio Hernandez, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, CGAP

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Read our Q&A’s with industry experts in financial inclusion, watch previous Making Finance Work for Women Thought Leadership Series events and Making Finance Work for Women 2020 Summit presentations.

Q&A

In Conversation with Caroline Abel, Catia Tomasetti, Jorgovanka Tabaković, and Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus: Paving the Way for Female Leadership in Central Banks

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In Conversation with Caroline Abel, Catia Tomasetti, Jorgovanka Tabaković, and Nor Shamsiah Mohd Yunus: Reflections on a Successful Career in Central Banking

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In Conversation with Janet Truncale: Understanding AI’s Role in Developing Financial Solutions for Women

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In Conversation with Pia Tayag: The Importance of Women's Digital Financial Inclusion to Support COVID-19 Response and Recovery

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2022 EVENTS

How to Engage Men in Finance to Increase Gender-Diverse LeadershipMarch 2022

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Speakers: 
Sarah Kleiner Buitoni (Women’s World Banking)
Uzoma Dozie (Sparkle)
Dr. Nannette Hechler-Fayd’herbe (Credit Suisse)
Gordon Peters (Boost Capital)
James White (Human Capital Management Executive, specializing in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Nonprofit Board Leadership)
Harsha Rodrigues (Women’s World Banking)
Laxman Belbase (MenEngage Global Alliance)

2021 EVENTS

The Third Annual Fintech Innovation ChallengeOctober 2021

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Featuring: 
Advancing Women’s Leadership in Fintech: Fireside Chat
Finalists’ Presentations & Winners Announcement
Two Sides of a Coin: How Fintech Innovation & Regulation Can Impact Financial Inclusion (Panel)

Using AI to Develop Gender Sensitive SolutionsSeptember 2021

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Speakers: 
Christina Maynes (Women’s World Banking)
Sonja Kelly (Women’s World Banking)
Claudia Juech (Patrick J. McGovern Foundation)
Harshvardhan Lunia (LendingKart
)
Pavel Vyhnalek (Home Credit Asia)
Janet Truncale (EY)
Samantha Hung (Asian Development Bank)

Empowering low-income women towards greater economic resilience under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan YojanaAugust 2021

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Speakers: 
Harsha Rodrigues (Women’s World Banking)
Mr. Amitabh Kant (NITI Aayog, Government of India)
Mr. Sanjiv Chadha (Bank of Baroda)
Pallavi Tewari Madhok (Women’s World Banking)
Sriraman Jagannathan (Women’s World Banking)

The Billion Dollar Opportunity: Unlocking the Social and Financial Return Potential of Gender Lens InvestingJuly 2021

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Speakers: 
Mary Ellen Iskenderian (Women’s World Banking)
Katherine Collins, (Putnam Investment)
Stephen O’Driscoll (European Investment Bank)
SoVonna Day-Goins (Credit Suisse)
Christina (CJ) Juhasz (Women’s World Banking)
Najada Kumbuli (Visa Foundation)
Cécile Billaux (European Commission)

Leveraging Digital Platforms for Women’s Financial InclusionJune 2021

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Speakers: 
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)

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

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Speakers: 
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)

2020 PRESENTATIONS

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.

Reach out to Molly Burns at mb@womensworldbanking.org today for more information.