Gender and Women's Empowerment

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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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- 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- 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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