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.


80% of women-owned small and medium enterprises with credit needs are un-served or under-served.

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.

Peer Learning

Peer Learning

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

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 46 members
working to financially empower women and boost economies around the world.

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Latest News

GBA Honors Banks that Champion Women’s Economic Empowerment

Awards for Alliance members with newly launched Women’s Market programs given out at 2015 GBA Summit

New Research Explores the Value of Data to Women’s Financial Inclusion

Report released at Global Data Symposium argues banking data is key to unlocking full financial participation for women.

2015 Summit Keynote Speaker Announced

The GBA is pleased to announce the Keynote Speaker for the upcoming 2015 GBA Summit in São Paulo, hosted by Itaú Unibanco.