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Countdown to D.C. Summit

Sunday 13th July 2014

GBA Newsletter

Less than eight weeks remain until the kickoff of the Annual GBA Summit, which will be hosted by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) at its headquarters in Washington, D.C., Sept. 17-19. Now in its 13th year as the only conference that focuses on what financial institutions can do to drive the female economy forward, the 2014 Summit will focus on how we scale women’s wealth creation.

This year, GBA has created a special morning session that takes a close look at the link between corporate sustainability and serving the female economy, as well as the latest powerful data that can help advance the business case for women’s economic empowerment. The Special Forum: Achieving Sustainability through the Female Economy is open to members and select invited non-member guests, including experts in the field of women’s economic empowerment, thought leaders and government officials.

Countdown to D.C.

In addition to these foci, the Summit will offer insights into:

  • The business case
  • Debunking common myths that bank leaders have about the Women’s Market
  • Innovations around financing women entrepreneurs
  • Closing the gender gap in financial literacy
  • Building powerful customer networks
  • Key elements in embedding a Women’s Market program in a bank

GBA members will also have the opportunity to share and support each other’s program development during the GBA Members Meeting, which will include deeper dives into the challenges and opportunities members with new programs are finding. In addition, members will be able to network among peers at our annual Gala Dinner at the National Museum of Women in the Arts and Welcome Cocktail reception.

More than 40 banks are expected to attend this year’s Summit. Members should register as soon as possible using the code for their institution received via email, as travel to the United States from most countries requires a visa that can take as long as six weeks to obtain.

Visit the Summit website for an up-to-date agenda, information on travel and accommodations, and more. Email summit@gbaforwomen.org with any questions or concerns.