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.

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Latest News

Letter from Inez: June 2016

In her June letter, Inez shares details on the recent All-Stars Academy and other goings on at the GBA.

GBA All-Stars Academy Brings Nearly 50 Attendees from 23 Countries to The Hague

Representatives from 24 banks and DFIs in 23 countries gathered two weeks ago at the first-ever GBA All-Stars Academy.

New Member Spotlight: Banistmo

John Rozo, VP of Personal and SME Banking, spoke to GBA about Banistmo’s experiences in the Panamanian market, his objectives for the new Women’s Market program, and their expectations in becoming a GBA member.