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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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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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