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Letter from Inez: November 2014

In her November letter, GBA Chief Executive Inez Murray shares the news of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women sponsoring the Alliance, and discusses the 10,000 Women program.

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Goldman Sachs Foundation Expands Support for Women-Led SMEs

The Global Banking Alliance for Women is delighted to announce that the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women initiative has approved a grant that will support the Alliance’s Data Analytics and public education platforms.

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Report: Bridging the Entrepreneurship Gender Gap

A recent study from the Boston Consulting Group examines the link between access to networks and success for women entrepreneurs.

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Developing and Maintaining Strong Networks

The Networking Company Director Helen Nicholson’s book “Networking: How to Get Your Black Belt in Business Success” offers a primer on building powerful strategic networks. Helen talked with the GBA about why networks are so important.

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From 10,000 to 100,000 Women

The Goldman Sachs Foundation (GSF) launched its 10,000 Women initiative in 2008 to provide a business education, access to mentors and networks, and links to capital for 10,000 underserved women operating small businesses. Noa Meyer, Managing Director and Global Head of 10,000 Women, discusses the program.

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New Member Spotlight: Türk Ekonomi Bankası

GBA’s most recent member in Europe, Türk Ekonomi Bankası (TEB) has begun expanding its services to SMEs by focusing in a more specialized way on women entrepreneurs. TEB’s Head of SME Lending, Devrim Tavil, spoke with GBA about the bank’s decision to join the Alliance.

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Westpac Study Tour: Register Today

Westpac will be hosting a Study Tour for GBA members from February 18-20, 2015, at their headquarters in Sydney, Australia.

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GBA Launches Case Study Series

GBA has released the first in a series of member Case Studies, which will explore the best practices and paths to success of Alliance members with well-established Women’s Market programs. The inaugural report profiles GBA founding member and sponsor Westpac, which has recognized the potential of the female economy in Australia for more than 15 years.

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Nadia Al Saeed honored as one of Most Powerful Arab Women by Forbes Middle East

Chief Executive of GBA member Bank Al Etihad Nadia Al Saeed was recently ranked No. 43 on the list of The 200 Most Powerful Arab Women by Forbes Middle East. The 2014 list includes accomplished Middle Eastern women from both business and government spheres.

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Scotiabank’s Alberta Cefis named one of Most Powerful Women in Banking

Alberta Cefis, EVP and Head of Global Transaction Banking at GBA member Scotiabank, has just been named No. 17 on American Banker’s list of The 25 Most Powerful Women in Banking.

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Garanti’s Esra Kıvrak Talks Boosting the Female Economy

Esra Kıvrak of GBA member Garanti Bank discusses how the bank supports women entrepreneurs in Turkey in a new interview with the Hürriyet Daily News.

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Letter from Inez: October 2014

CEO Inez Murray’s October letter discusses the goings on of the 2014 GBA Summit in Washington, DC.

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