Gender and Women's Empowerment

24- 27
Jul

Oxford University’s Saïd Business School

Monday, July 24, 2023 to Thursday, July 27, 2023

Supporting financial regulators to develop policies that close the gender gap in financial inclusion; Building the women’s leadership pipeline in regulatory organizations. This multi-week global blended learning program, taught by Women’s World Banking and Faculty from Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, brings together senior officials (male/female/nonbinary) from central banks and other regulatory agencies and high-potential […]

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26
Apr
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30
Sep

Wednesday, April 26, 2023 to Saturday, September 30, 2023

Supporting financial regulators to develop policies that close the gender gap in financial inclusion; Building the women’s leadership pipeline in regulatory organizations. This multi-week global blended learning program, taught by Women’s World Banking and Faculty from Oxford University’s Saïd Business School, brings together senior officials (male/female/nonbinary) from central banks and other regulatory agencies and high-potential […]

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14- 16
Feb

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC); Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Tuesday, February 14, 2023 to Thursday, February 16, 2023

One billion women are not actively engaged with formal financial services. ¾ of those women have no access at all. In some countries, it will take over 100 years before we see gender equality in access if we don’t intervene. Over 300 leaders in financial services, investor, philanthropy, policy and technology communities will come together […]

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14
Dec

Wednesday, December 14, 2022

14 December 2022, 9 AM GMT (5 PM SGT) The financial inclusion of the 140 million migrant women is essential to the global development discourse. Remittances from these migrant women are not only a crucial source of income for millions of households in low- and middle-income countries but are also essential to the financial inclusion and resilience of the families receiving them. Despite the […]

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01
Dec

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Join this session to explore innovative approaches to addressing the gender digital divide in India. According to the GSMA consumer survey 2021, women in India are 41% less likely than men to use mobile internet. Of people who are aware of mobile internet, a lack of literacy and digital skills is a key barrier to […]

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11
Nov

Friday, November 11, 2022

Friday 11 November 2022, 16.00 -17.30 hours Bangkok (GMT+7) (11.00 am Rome, 13.00 noon Nairobi, 15.30 pm Delhi, 15:00 Bangkok) Event summary CAFI SSF Webinar Talk Series was organized on 11 November 2022. The webinar topic for discussion was Access to finance for empowering women in small-scale fisheries value chain. It was organized in association […]

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29
Sep

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Join senior experts and practitioners from the African Development Bank, the Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility (ADFI), the Ministry of Community Development and Social Services, Government of Zambia and Pula Advisors to share updates on work that supports women smallholder farmers to boost and protect their yields through digital microinsurance and agricultural data services. Following […]

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09
Jun

Thursday, June 9, 2022

Jun 9, 2022 03:00 PM in London Digital Financial Services (DFS) are a means to economically empower women. Good DFS design goes well beyond interfaces or marketing approaches: it is vital in ensuring that a financial service resonates with women. To achieve this, we need to understand women’s lives and realities, and how those impact their […]

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21
Apr

Thursday, April 21, 2022

April 21, 2022, 9 – 10 a.m. EST (3 – 4 p.m. CET)  Restrictive gender norms are often the root cause of persistent gender inequality in the financial market system and ignoring them can limit the effectiveness and impact of financial inclusion interventions. For example, collective expectations around childcare and household responsibility mean women spend […]

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26
Jan
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03
Mar

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 to Thursday, March 3, 2022

*All applications and required documents should be submitted by March 3, 2022 23:59 Bangladesh Standard Time (BST) WEE-DiFine is a research initiative that seeks to generate a comprehensive body of evidence that addresses the impact of digital financial services (DFS) on women’s economic empowerment (WEE) and the causal mechanisms between the two by funding rigorous […]

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01
Dec

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

December 1, 2021 | 2:00pm EST (1:00pm CST, 4:00pm ART/BRT) | Zoom Join this event and learn How to Do Business with Corporate Procurement at the World Bank Group, what it purchases, and what it is doing to increase participation of women-owned businesses in the procurement processes and across the supply chain. The event will also […]

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12
Oct

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Date: October 12th, 2021 Time: 9:00AM – 12:35PM EDT In its third year, Women’s World Banking’s Fintech Innovation Challenge provides a global stage to highlight Fintech innovations serving unbanked and underserved women in order to build their security and prosperity in the face of global inequalities. Despite years of progress in advancing financial inclusion, nearly […]

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07
Oct

Thursday, October 7, 2021

October 7, 2021 at 8:00 am EDT Join this webinar to hear from VP Bank in Vietnam and the CARE Ignite project. In 2018 VP Bank Vietnam became the first Vietnamese bank to adopt a strategy specifically designed for women-owned SME’s.  The 2017 IFC market study highlighted a  $1.19 billion financing gap for women-owned SMEs […]

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28
Sep

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

September 28, 2021 at 9:00 am ET Join for the conversation to hear from Access Bank and KIT Royal Tropical Institute . Access Bank is one of the largest commercial banks in Africa. Access Bank recognized the potential growth opportunity of the women’s market fifteen years ago and in 2014 formalized this focus through their […]

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08
Sep

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Artificial Intelligence is revolutionizing financial services. It drives down costs, opens up new data possibilities on which to make decisions, and promises new efficiencies for financial services providers. But how might the industry leverage this technology to pursue inclusion—without repeating or amplifying the mistakes of the past? Join us and a panel of experts as […]

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01
Jul
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06
Aug

Thursday, July 1, 2021 to Friday, August 6, 2021

Inquiries to this request for applications may be submitted by email to financial.health@uncdf.org and uncdf.rfa@uncdf.org by 6th August 2021. All applications must be submitted by 23:59 hours (IST) on 15th August 2021 using the UNCDF einvestment platform: UNCDF has partnered with the Government of Odisha to further strengthen the financial lives of women entrepreneurs under the aegis of Mission […]

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29
Jun

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

June 29, 2021 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm CEST Agricultural lending is considered “high risk” by formal financial institutions, as farmers are more vulnerable to changes in weather, rainfall levels, pests, and infestations, as well as price fluctuations. As a result of these perceived and actual risks, loans for smallholder farmers require high rates of […]

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15
Jun

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

11:30AM – 1:00PM ED Are digital platforms missing out on a new market opportunity? As the future of digital finance rapidly approaches, the most inclusive players will capture new market segments among digitally connected entrepreneurs. Join the webinar as it discusses the ways in which digital literacy, e-commerce, social commerce, and digital marketing might serve […]

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02
Jun

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

9AM Jakarta / Hanoi / Phnom Penh 10AM Singapore / Hong Kong / Manila 10PM EDT New York (Tuesday, June 1) This webinar will cover Women’s World Banking’s latest report, which provides a conceptual framework to move Indonesian women from financial inclusion to empowerment. It will focus on: Analysis of norms governing women’s agency Ability […]

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12
May

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

May 12, 2021  3:30 – 4:30 PM IST/6:00 – 7:00 AM EDT The panel will discuss on how FSPs and regulators can effectively support women Jan Dhan customers as the gateway to build households’ economic resilience, role of Public Sector Banks in this journey and need for sex-disaggregated data in designing financial products for women. […]

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08
Mar

Monday, March 8, 2021

March 8, 2021 08:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada) Women’s World Banking, the World Bank, the Better Than Cash Alliance, and the United Nations Capital Development Fund invite you to join our Call to Action on March 8, International Women’s Day! Today, 247 million women 15+ are living below the extreme poverty line […]

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04
Mar

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Mar 4, 2021 at 10:00am – Mar 4, 2021 at 11:00am ET Women have shouldered a disproportionate share of the pandemic’s economic fallout, making it vital to ensure that innovations in financial products and services support them and don’t leave them further behind. What is the role of data in making this happen? How can […]

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05- 07
Nov

Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka Hotel Pan Pacific Sonargaon Dhaka Hotel Bangladesh

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 to Thursday, November 7, 2019

The 2019 edition of the Impact Insurance Forum will focus on the topic “Insurance for women: Opportunities for insurers”. Globally, the socioeconomic status of women and their power to make decisions and influence household spending is increasing. Women now tend to earn more and to have better control of their assets, which significantly impact their ability […]

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22- 23
Oct

Singapore

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 to Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Join Women’s World Banking for the next edition of the Making Finance Work for Women Summit. More than 300 global leaders from the financial services, investor, philanthropy, policy and technology communities will come together to examine key issues and innovations in financial inclusion for women. Plenaries, panels, and debates will feature experts in the field […]

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