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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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New Member Spotlight: Banco Económico

GBA’s first member in Bolivia, Banco Económico is a leader in the micro, small and medium enterprise (MSME) segment in the country. General Manager Sergio Asbún Saba spoke to the Alliance about Banco Económico’s goals for its Women’s Market program.

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Save the Date: 2015 GBA Annual Summit

GBA announces preliminary panel content for the 2015 Summit.

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Westpac Announces July Study Tour

GBA sponsor and founding member Westpac is hosting a second Study Tour this year for Alliance members who could not attend the February event.

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Bank of Deyang’s Good Sisters Initiative Boosts Women Entrepreneurs

GBA member Bank of Deyang launched its Good Sisters Women Entrepreneurship Helping Initiative late last year, encouraging local companies and individuals to invest in women entrepreneurs. Zhao Sulian is the latest woman entrepreneur to benefit from the Chinese bank’s program.

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Letter from Inez: March 2015

In her March newsletter, CEO Inez Murray discusses the various events surrounding this month’s International Women’s Day.

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Annual WEPs Event Calls for Companies, Governments to Work Together for Gender Equality

The annual Women’s Empowerment Principles event, held earlier this month in parallel with the 59th Commission on the Status of Women at the United Nations headquarters in New York, brought together more than 300 participants.

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New Member Spotlight: Visión Banco

Our most recent member in Latin America, Visión Banco in Paraguay, has the widest geographic coverage of any bank in the country and was the first to offer a product that targets women. We spoke with Visión about the program, their latest Women’s Market strategy and joining the GBA.

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No Ceilings Report Tackles Gender Inequality

The launch event for the No Ceilings report from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation was held March 9 in New York. Here, GBA recaps the event and takes a look at some of its key takeaways.

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Save the Date: 2015 GBA Annual Summit

The Global Banking Alliance for Women 2015 Annual Summit will be hosted by Itaú Unibanco in São Paulo, Brazil, from September 29 to October 1. Mark your calendars now for this one-of-a-kind meeting of the minds.

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GBA Celebrates International Women’s Day 2015

This International Women’s Day, we celebrate the achievements of GBA member bank customers who are Making it Happen, with the steadfast support of their banks.

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Letter from Inez: February 2015

CEO Inez Murray’s February letter features a look at the recent Study Tour to Westpac in Sydney, Australia.

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