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September 17, 2018

Lessons in Change Management from KCB Bank and Diamond Bank to Better Serve Women-led Enterprises

In order to serve the massive market of women-led enterprises, financial service providers must adopt women-centered model that often requires massive change throughout their operations.

September 4, 2018

How to Create Financial Products that Win with Women

Often, many financial services providers only superficially tailor their products in order to reach the women’s market. If f they are to reach this untapped segment, they must articulate a clear business case, avoid being “gender-neutral” and use gender segmentation during product design and to meet women’s needs.

August 27, 2018

A woman-centered approach finds an untapped market of entrepreneurs in Egypt

Women, especially the low-income segment, are often overlooked by traditional financial service providers in Egypt.  Women’s World Banking and Lead Foundation developed an innovative individual lending methodology that successfully reached women entrepreneurs.

August 20, 2018

Custom Product Bundles Can Deepen Financial Inclusion for Vietnam’s Economically Active Women

Vietnam has millions of economically active women who interact with the formal financial sector at a superficial level. Women’s World Banking worked with Maritime Bank to develop a strategy to deepen its outreach the women’s market.

August 16, 2018

MEDIA RELEASE: Women’s World Banking, MetLife Foundation and Dutch Bangla Bank Leverage Mobile Financial Services to Tackle Women’s Financial Inclusion

With support from MetLife Foundation, Women’s World Banking has partnered with Dutch-Bangla Bank (DBBL) to increase the usage of mobile financial services by low-income women in Bangladesh.

August 13, 2018

Accelerating economic opportunity in Mexico by applying a gender lens

While Mexico has made great strides in driving financial inclusion for low-income women but many more barriers, albeit surmountable, need to be addressed before the country can realize the economic benefit of financial inclusion.

August 6, 2018

Empowering Women in the Developing World: Barriers and Opportunities

One year on, a look back at our CEO’s House Foreign Affairs Committee testimony on the importance of promoting women’s financial inclusion globally to unlock economic growth.

July 30, 2018

Nigeria’s missed financial inclusion targets: Is there a light at the end of the tunnel?

The Central Bank of Nigeria announced that the country would not be meeting its 2020 financial inclusion targets. Nevertheless, developments in biometric ID, regulatory sandbox, industry partnerships and agent network growth are on the horizon to put the country back on track.

July 16, 2018

An Open Letter to Scammers

A public service announcement concerning investments, fundraising and representation of our gender lens impact investment fund, Capital Partners.

July 12, 2018

[AFI] AFI and Women’s World Banking sign MoU to drive greater gender diversity

Women’s World Banking and the Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) to collaborate in delivering a Leadership and Diversity for Regulators Program.

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