The Power of Women

Untapped Potential

Women are a powerful force in the global economy, with significant untapped business potential.
By harnessing this power, financial institutions around the world are achieving success.


Women make or influence up to 80% of household buying decisions worldwide.


73% of women globally report being unsatisfied with their banking services.


Up to 33% of private businesses are owned or operated by women internationally.


68% of women-owned small and medium enterprises in emerging economies have unmet credit needs.

A Path to Prosperity

Doing Well by Doing Good

GBA members make the business case for female financial empowerment every day with their own success stories. We help them drive profits and grow their programs through three key operational areas.

GBA Peer Learning Mentoring

Peer Learning

Members learn from one another, sharing best practices to accelerate the learning curve.
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Research and Knowledge GBA

Research & Knowledge

GBA members stay on the cutting edge of the Women’s Market with our essential business resources.
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We use our voice to advocate for desired policy change and financially empower women around the world.
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Investing in women: Smart for companies, smart for countries

GBA has a strong international presence, with dozens of members
working to financially empower women and boost economies around the world.

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Latest News

2018 Summit Preview: Day 1

The 2018 Annual GBA Summit, “The Future of Financial Services for Women,” opens today. Find out what’s on offer.

Letter from Inez: October 2018

In her October letter, GBA Chief Executive Inez Murray discusses our work with the W20 and previews our upcoming Annual Summit in Jordan

MENA Policy Forum to Build on GBA G20 Recommendations

With MENA serving as the backdrop for this year’s event, the Summit will open with a special look at key enablers for women in the region through a public policy lens