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Women’s Workforce Participation and Advancement in Southeast Asia

January 14, 2016

The study looks at opportunities for workforce participation and advancement for women at select multinational and local banks in five countries in Southeast Asia.


September 29, 2014

Promoting Women’s Leadership

“Promoting Women’s Leadership” is a collection of best practices that both companies and women leaders can implement to promote greater gender equity in their institution.

October 23, 2013

2013 Excellence in Leadership Award: Microfund for Women

Women’s World Banking is honored to award its 2013 Excellence in Leadership Award to Microfund for Women for championing women’s roles in the success of the organization.

September 30, 2013

Innovation Case Study Series

Innovation in product development and internal processes allows institutions to deliver on the double bottom line of financial and social returns. Innovation requires strong leadership and a clear vision. Highlighting experiences of Alumni of Women’s World Banking’s leadership and diversity programs this case study series demonstrates the strong link between leadership development and innovation. The alumni featured in this series…

May 20, 2013

10 Steps for a Successful Transition from Program to Office

Microfinance practitioners attend numerous training, workshops, exchanges, and conferences during the year. The skills and theories learned are invaluable for the participants of such events who normally leave these programs re-energized and full of ideas they want to implement in their organization and toward modifying their own management styles. However, at times it is difficult to get buy-in from others…

January 11, 2013

Organizational Gender Assessment Toolkit

This toolkit will allow microfinance institutions to conduct a gender-focused self-assessment of their recruitment, retention and promotion of women staff.

November 26, 2012

Integrating Gender Diversity: Lessons from Shakti Foundation for Disadvantaged Women in Bangladesh

Women’s World Banking’s Excellence in Leadership Award recognizes a financial institution within the Women’s World Banking’s network.

September 15, 2011

What if it Had Been Lehman Brothers & Sisters?: The Importance of Building Gender Diverse Microfinance Institutions

Microfinance as an industry is still quite young, and when it comes to addressing institutional support for gender diversity, the efforts are nascent. Much has been learned—both about what has worked and what has failed—in the corporate world about engaging women professionals. The question to the microfinance industry is how well can we take advantage of these inroads, these tested…

March 22, 2011

2011 Excellence in Leadership Award Case Study: Kenya Women Finance Trust

WWB’s commitment to supporting principled leaders at the helm of gender diverse microfinance providers dates to its establishment as a global network in 1979. Today the WWB network includes some of the most celebrated leaders in the industry, representing a global commitment to responsive, sustainable microfinance. As we work with institutions to create innovative products that meet the needs of…

November 15, 2010

Stemming the Tide of Mission Drift: A Case Study of ADOPEM

This paper is a case study of how one institution, ADOPEM (Dominican Republic), fared post-transformation, examining both the benefits and challenges of transforming.

October 7, 2010

Building Human Resources Capacity: Developing Competencies for Microfinance Institutions

Authors: Cecille Zacarias and Sandra Togonon, 2007 This report shares several years of WWB’s hands-on experience and lessons learned in the use of competency-based human resource systems and creates awareness among microfinance institutions of the importance of building organizational capability.

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