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IFC Announces Data Collection Project in Africa

The IFC is aiming to collect more data on women-owned SME’s access to finance in the region.

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Letter from Teri: June 2011

In her June 2011 letter, Executive Director Teri Cavanagh discusses the latest happenings around female economic empowerment.

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New Member Spotlight

The June 2011 New Member Spotlight welcomes Bank of Deyang, Garanti and BLC Bank to the Alliance.

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IFC Village Phone Program Empowers Women in Africa

The IFC’s Village Phone program has helped provide credit to nearly 6,000 women and trained close to 10,000 to set up phone service businesses in Madagascar, Malawi, and Nigeria.

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Letter from the Chair: March 2011

Larke discusses the 2011 GBA Summit, held in Sydney, Australia, at Westpac’s headquarters, as well as the Study Tour.

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Letter from Teri: March 2011

GBA Executive Director Teri Cavanagh discusses the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day.

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IFC Helps BCI Train Women Entrepreneurs

This article from The Financial details how GBA member IFC is working with member Banco Comercial e de Investimentos (BCI) to train women in business management.

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Standard Chartered Launches New Site for Women Entrepreneurs

To mark International Women’s Day, Standard Chartered Bank has launched an Arabic version of the Women in Business Resource Centre.

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Letter from the Chair: June 2010

Larke shares the news that GBA member Westpac has become a key signatory to the UN Global Compact’s Women’s Empowerment Principles.

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Letter from the Chair: March 2010

GBA Chair Larke Riemer discusses International Women’s Day.

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DFCU Bank Hosts Launch of GBA African Chapter

On March 17, 2010, GBA banks and prospective members met in Kampala, Uganda, to discuss access to finance.

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UNIFEM and UN Global Compact to Launch WEPs

This story from The Financial explores the launch of the UN Global Compact’s Women Empowerment Principles.

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