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

World Map

Latest News

Letter from Inez: March 2018

In her March letter, GBA Chief Executive Inez Murray discusses IWD 2018 and what’s new at the GBA.

GBA Presses for Progress with 2018 IWD Campaign

In a weeklong celebration of International Women’s Day, GBA rolled out a series of animated gifs previewing insights from our forthcoming Global Women’s Market Data Report.

GBA to Co-Chair W20 Financial Inclusion Group

The GBA is thrilled to announce that we will be co-chairing the Women 20 (W20) Financial Inclusion group alongside AFI