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Westpac Study Tour Brings Alliance Members to Sydney

GBA members from Latin America, Africa, the Pacific Islands, Europe and the United States recently traveled to Westpac’s headquarters in Sydney to learn how the world’s most successful Women’s Market program is implemented across the bank.

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Program Launch: BHD León

The Alliance’s latest Women’s Market program launch comes from the Dominican Republic’s Banco BHD León. The Mujer Mujer gender initiative, which was rolled out Feb. 20, features a comprehensive value proposition to support women in achieving their life goals.

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Best Practices in Sex-disaggregated Data in the Financial System: The Case of Chile

The Superintendencia de Bancos e Instituciones Financieras de Chile has collected and analyzed sex-disaggregated data from banks for the past 14 years. GBA interviews the researchers and looks at their latest report, which offers some interesting findings on the Women’s Market in Chile.

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The World Celebrates International Women’s Day

From Albania to the United States, corporations, women’s groups, schools, governments, charities and individuals around the world are honoring the achievements of women this March 8 with events ranging from informal gatherings to massive, highly organized celebrations.

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Alliance CEO Inez Murray Speaks at FWA Meeting

GBA Chief Executive Inez Murray served on a panel at the Feb. 4, 2015, meeting of the Financial Women’s Association, sharing insights on the power of the female economy during a panel titled “A Rising Tide: The Untapped Global Women’s Market.”

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Julie Weeks highlights GBA’s work in Enterprising Women

GBA Governing Board member Julie Weeks recently penned an op/ed in Enterprising Women highlighting the problem of access to capital for women entrepreneurs and the role GBA is playing in solving it.

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Letter from Inez: January 2015

CEO Inez Murray’s January 2015 letter discusses the progress made toward achieving the goals set out in the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

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Latin American Banks Engage in GBA Mentoring Program

The second cohort of the GBA Mentoring Program is well underway, and a number of new mentees are participating from some of the GBA’s latest members in Latin America, such as Banco Visión and Banco Pichincha.

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Taking Action on Data

In December 2014, the GBA announced our partnership with Data2X and the Inter-American Development Bank to work to close the gender data gap in the banking sector at a forum that featured Michael Bloomberg, Hillary Clinton and Chelsea Clinton. To support these efforts, the GBA is launching two Working Groups.

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New Member Spotlight: BancoEstado de Chile

Our most recent member in Latin America, BancoEstado de Chile has the largest bank customer base in the country. Jessica Lopez, Chief Executive Officer, spoke with the GBA about the bank’s decision to join the Alliance.

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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.

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Bank al Etihad Shares Insights on New Women’s Market Program

Bank al Etihad of Jordan recently announced the launch of its Shorouq Program, which offers a wide variety of financial and non-financial services for women. The bank’s General Manager, Nadia Al Saeed, offered up details on the program and what it means for women in Jordan.

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