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February 27, 2017

Successful microinsurance starts with having the right mindset

While microinsurance appears to be moving into the mainstream, it’s focus on client-centricity make success a trickier proposition.

February 24, 2017

FAO | Rural Women in Latin America: Realizing An Untapped Opportunity with Sustainable Solutions

Our Chief Product Development Officer wrote a piece on serving rural women sustainably with financial services for the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations.

February 20, 2017

Women are at the heart of sustainable business

February 20, 2017 By Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO Last year, I was invited to be a part of the Business & Sustainable Development Commission which brings together leaders from business, finance, civil society, labor, and international organizations to develop a private sector response to the challenges presented by the Global Goals.  Specifically, the Commission has the “twin aims…

February 13, 2017

How Banks and Regulators Can Team Up to Close the Financial Inclusion Gender Gap

A bank and regulator share how they were able to partner effectively to bring digital financial services to low-income rural women in Malawi.

February 10, 2017

Impact Insurance Facility | Four steps to a solid anti-fraud framework

Gilles Renouil, Director, Product Development (Microinsurance) wrote an article on Women’s World Banking’s approach to managing fraud in microinsurance.

February 6, 2017

Can Leadership Training for Women Clients be the Catalyst for Empowerment?

Using Martha Chen’s Empowerment Framework, we evaluated whether our leadership training for low-income women had empowerment effects to their lives.

January 27, 2017

Agrifin | Reaching Female Farmers and Agri-entrepreneurs in a Profitable Way

Read the recap of the webinar hosted by The World Bank’s Agrifin Facility, featuring our Chief Product Development Officer Anna Gincherman.

January 26, 2017

Women’s World Banking Nominated for 2017 Global Mobile Award

The GSMA today announced the nominees for the Global Mobile Awards 2017. Women’s World Banking is honored to be nominated with our partner Diamond Bank in the “Best Mobile Product, Application or Service for Women in Emerging Markets” category for the BETA Savings account. Here’s an excerpt from GSMA’s press release announcing the nominees: Winners of the awards will be…

January 23, 2017

Siddika rose to the challenge and changed her family’s life: a client success story

Meet Siddika, a tailor of bespoke and ready-to-wear clothes in Dhaka City, Bangladesh. Read her story of empowerment through financial inclusion.

January 21, 2017

The Economist | Letters to the Editor: India’s demonetisation

Our CEO’s letter to the editor about the impact of India’s demonetisation on women was featured in the online edition of The Economist.

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