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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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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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