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2014 Summit Spotlight

With more than 200 total attendees participating in thought-provoking discussions on how to capture the female economy, the 2014 Summit was the largest to date.

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GBA Makes CGI Commitment to Action

The GBA announced a historic commitment during the 2014 Clinton Global Initiative Meeting September 21-24 to provide an additional $4.3 billion in funding for women-owned businesses worldwide, giving 2 million additional women access to capital and financial services.

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Learning from the Best: Westpac Case Study

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.

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Debunking the Myths

The GBA has unveiled a groundbreaking new study that reveals four common misconceptions bank leaders have about serving female customers, along with the data that dispels these myths.

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Larke Riemer Talks GBA’s Mission at CGI Meeting

The Alliance’s new Chair discusses our purpose in an interview at the 2014 Annual Meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative.

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Global Banking Alliance for Women to Mobilize $4.3 Billion for Women-Owned Businesses in Clinton Global Initiative Commitment to Action

‘Banking on Women: Scaling the Women’s Market Program’ will provide 2 million women worldwide with access to capital, financial services

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Westpac Director of Women’s Markets Larke Riemer to Chair GBA

Former Global Ambassador of the Global Banking Alliance for Women and Director of Westpac’s Women’s Markets Larke Riemer has been elected Chair of the GBA, replacing Chris Sullivan, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of the Royal Bank of Scotland, who will remain on the GBA board.

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New Women’s Market Research Reveals Four Myths Banks Believe About the Female Economy

The report, supported by McKinsey & Company, reveals the four major misconceptions financial institutions have about their female customers.

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Westpac’s Women’s Markets named ‘Best Women’s Banking Team’

Capital Finance International has announced Westpac’s Women’s Markets as the “Best Women’s Banking Team” in all of Australia and Asia for 2014.

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Inter-American Development Bank partners with GBA for 2014 Summit

The IDB and its Multilateral Investment Fund are partnering with the GBA to host the 2014 Summit, bringing together representatives from the banking sector, governments, leading NGOs and the development finance community to exchange best practices and discuss business models that help build women’s wealth.

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Westpac study uncovers pervasive ‘unconscious bias’

New research from Westpac reveals unconscious bias in the workplace is a key piece in the gender equality puzzle, with nearly half of professional Australian women surveyed in the Westpac Women of Influence Report saying they believe they have been affected by it.

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Nadia Al Saeed Named one of Jordan’s Most Powerful Women

For the first time ever, Jordan Business magazine has unveiled a list of the 10 most powerful women in Jordan, naming GBA member Bank al Etihad’s General Manager and CEO Nadia Al Saeed among them.

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