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Global Banking Alliance for Women Announces Partnership to Close Gender Data Gap in Finance

The Global Banking Alliance for Women announces a partnership with the Inter-American Development Bank and Data2X to expand the collection and use of financial data on women in economies around the world.

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Video: Gender Equality Works

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the Inter-American Development Bank have partnered to create a video on the importance of gender diversity for business success.

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A Special Message from the GBA

Women are the most powerful force we can use to better economies around the world. Thank you for working with us in 2014 to empower women worldwide.

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Closing the Gender Data Gap

Recently there has been an increased focus on the use of demand-side data for women’s access to financial services, but data on the supply side remains sparse. This story takes a look at the work GBA has done in 2014 to combat this imbalance.

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2014: A Big Year for the Women’s Market

GBA members did amazing work this year to bring financing and a host of non-financial services to their women customers. Here, we take a look back at the Women’s Market program launches of 2014 and offer a sneak peek at two to come in Q1 2015.

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Looking Ahead: São Paulo 2015

The Global Banking Alliance for Women is pleased to announce the dates and location for our 2015 Annual Summit, hosted by Itaú Unibanco.

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Alliance Sponsor IFC helps GBA Member Bank al Etihad extend services to women

IFC is helping Bank al Etihad launch a new banking model that caters to women in Jordan, with a particular focus on small and medium enterprises owned by women.

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UT Bank launches Akoma Women’s Market program

Less than a year after joining the Global Banking Alliance for Women, UT Bank in Ghana is set to launch its first Women’s Market platform. Called Akoma, the program provides UT Bank’s female customers with networking and education opportunities.

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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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