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2015 GBA Annual Summit: Registration Now Open

Registration is now open for the Annual Summit of the Global Banking Alliance for Women, which will be hosted by Itaú Unibanco in São Paulo, Brazil, from September 29 to October 1.

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Letter from Inez: May 2015

In her May letter, CEO Inez Murray focuses on the launch of member Türk Ekonomi Bankasi’s (TEB) Women Banking program in Istanbul.

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Program Launch: Türk Ekonomi Bankasi (TEB Bank)

On Friday May 22, TEB Bank launched its Women’s Market program: TEB Women Banking. GBA sat down with Meral Guzel, Former Senior Manager of TEB Women Banking, to ask her about the program, why it was designed the way it is and what her hopes are for it.

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TEB Brings Its “Consultant Bank” Approach to Women’s Banking

Press Release: TEB’s comprehensive new Women’s Market program provides women-owned SMEs and women entrepreneurs with full support ranging from finance to consulting services.

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EBRD and Women in Business

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has a new and comprehensive strategy to support women-owned SMEs across its operating regions. Charlotte Ruhe, Director, Small Business Support at the EBRD, spoke with the GBA about why the bank has decided to focus on women and the program’s impact.

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BLC Case Study Highlights Women’s Market Success Story in Lebanon

GBA is proud to announce that the second in its Case Study series on members’ Women’s Market success stories will be released shortly.

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Connecting with Women Clients: A GBA Webinar

The GBA will be hosting a webinar for its Mentoring Program participants featuring strategies to help banks connect with their female clients.

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GBA Joins World Bank Group in Commitment to Universal Financial Inclusion

The GBA recently announced its support of the World Bank Group’s efforts, joining them with a commitment to provide financial access to 1.8 million previously unbanked women in Latin America and Africa by 2020.

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Alliance CEO Participates in UN Women Event

The GBA’s Inez Murray spoke at an April 16 event at the United Nations in New York that aimed to mobilize greater global investment in women’s economic empowerment. The event was co-hosted by UN Women.

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Letter from Inez: April 2015

Inez Murray’s April letter discusses how key female economic empowerment is to meeting the proposed Sustainable Development Goals – particularly SDG 5: “To achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls.”

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GBA, Members Commit to Provide Access to 1.8 Million Previously Unbanked Women

The World Bank Group has prioritized universal financial inclusion, setting the goal of providing this unprecedented level of financial access by 2020. The GBA, along with several member banks, has joined the World Bank’s efforts with a commitment to provide financial access to 1.8 million previously unbanked women in Latin America and Africa by 2020.

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Women’s Empowerment Highlighted as Key to Meeting Proposed SDGs

An April UN Women event, “Transformative Financing for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment: Expectations from the Financing for Development Process,” highlighted the fact that empowering women will be beneficial to societies and economies.

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