Walking the Talk: Gender Diversity in the C-Suite
Nigel Carter discussed the business imperative for the financial services industry to pay attention to its C-suite gender gaps at the 2017 GBA Summit
Return on Equity: The State of Play in Gender Lens Investing
Suzanne Biegel of Catalyst at Large discussed why financial services firms should be looking into gender lens investing at the 2017 GBA Summit.
Banking on Women Leaders: A Case for More?
The IMF measured the large gap between the representation of men and women in leadership positions in banks and bank supervision agencies worldwide. Their econometric analysis suggests that, controlling for relevant bank and country-specific factors, the presence of women as well as a higher share of women on bank boards is associated with greater bank stability, as represented by higher z-scores and lower nonperforming loan ratios.
Gender in the Financial System
This is the English version of the Superintendencia de Bancos e Instituciones Financieras of Chile’s 2016 report, “Gender in the Financial System,” intended to give the international community access to the country’s gender-based data on its financial system. (Versión en español)
Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2016
This OECD publication presents an original collection of indicators for measuring the state of entrepreneurship and its determinants, and provides new data on SMEs and SME productivity, plus indicators to monitor gender gaps in entrepreneurship.
When Women Thrive: Financial Services Perspective
Mercer’s “When Women Thrive, Businesses Thrive” global report is the most comprehensive look at women in the workplace, covering responses from 583 companies across 42 countries, including data on 3.2 million employees. In this market report, Mercer shares specific data and insights that organizations in the financial services industry can use to map their own journeys to greater gender diversity.
A Buck Short: What Financial Diaries Tell Us About Building Financial Services That Matter to Low-Income Women
Through the analysis of behavioral data from deep engagements with low-income, economically active women, this report from Omidyar Network includes both rich stories and detailed cash flows over time, offering a more nuanced view of surveyed women’s financial behavior, highlighting key differences from men’s, and uncovering compelling product design recommendations for financial services providers.
Leave No One Behind
This call to action for gender equality and women’s economic empowerment by the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment aims to draw attention to the challenges faced by the most disadvantaged women, to bring informal work from the margin to the mainstream, to highlight how discriminatory laws limit choice and to shed light on the centrality of unpaid work and care.
Género en el Sistema Financiero 2015
Este informe presenta los últimos descubrimientos sobre “Género en el Sistema Financiero” en Chile . (English version)
Brechas de género en el sistema financiero
Esta presentación estuvo a cargo de Superintendente Eric Parrado en la presentación del informe 2016 SBIF .
The State of the Field of Gender Lens Investing
This Criterion Institute report tells the history of the field of gender lens investing over the last five years and outlines a roadmap to the future, defining the critical areas of focus for resources and attention.
Women in Financial Services
This report by Oliver Wyman contains a series of articles that discuss a range of gender-related issues in financial services. It draws on statistics concerning female representation within the financial industry.
10 Million Strong: The Tipping Point for Women’s Entrepreneurship
This annual report from the National Women’s Business Council is a synthesis of the Council’s commitment to supporting women in business by producing best-in-class, actionable research on the most relevant issues facing aspiring and current women business owners and leaders, and identifying – through research and engagement – the unique barriers and challenges of women in pursuit of business.
Women’s Investment Behavior
This is the presentation given by Martin Iglesias, Manager of Asset Allocation, Itaú Unibanco, during the panel High Net Worth at the 2015 GBA Summit.
High Net Worth
This is the presentation given by Michael Foy, Director, Wealth Management, J.D. Power, during the panel High Net Worth at the 2015 GBA Summit.
Financial Inclusion by Gender in Zambia
This is the presentation given by Dr. Tukiya Kankasa-Mabula, Deputy Governor, Bank of Zambia, during the panel Toward a Data-Driven Ecosystem at the 2015 Global Data Symposium.
Toward a Data-Driven Ecosystem
This is the presentation given by Tania Moussallem, Assistant General Manager, BLC Bank, during the panel Toward a Data-Driven Ecosystem at the 2015 Global Data Symposium.
Mapping the Women’s Market Data Gaps
This is the presentation given by Inez Murray, Chief Executive of the Global Banking Alliance for Women, during the panel on Mapping the Women’s Market Data Gaps at the 2015 Global Data Symposium.
Demand Data Sets: The Other Side of the Equation
This is the presentation given by Gabriela Andrade, Financial Markets Senior Specialist, Capital Markets and Financial Institutions Division, Inter-American Development Bank, during the panel on Demand Data Sets at the 2015 Global Data Symposium.
Demand Data Sets: The Other Side of the Equation
This is the presentation given by Zaira Badillo, Director of Financial Services Access, Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores de México, during the panel on Demand Data Sets at the 2015 Global Data Symposium.
Demand Data Sets: The Other Side of the Equation
This is the presentation given by Bénédicte de la Brière, Lead Economist, Gender, Human Development Network, World Bank Group, during the panel on Demand Data Sets at the 2015 Global Data Symposium.
The Value of Sex-Disaggregated Data
Governments and agencies around the world are increasingly prioritizing full financial inclusion of women, but moving the needle is impossible without data on how many women actually have access to financial services and through what channels. The Global Banking Alliance for Women (GBA), in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Data2X, has released this report based on interviews with over 50 regulators, policymakers, International Finance Institutions (IFIs) and bankers from around the world that reveals just how this data could inform better policies and prompt the private sector to take on this missed market opportunity.
Everyday Moments of Truth
Bain & Company surveyed more than 1,000 men and women in the US at all career levels, asking specifically about their interest in pursuing a top management position. They discovered that over time, women’s aspiration levels drop more than 60 percent, while men’s stay the same.
Acerca de la AGB
Este trabajo muestra la misión de la AGB y ofrendas a nuestros miembros. (English version)
Global Banking Alliance for Women Fact Sheet
The GBA Fact Sheet details the Alliance’s work and offerings to our members. (Version en español)
This paper by the Copenhagen Consensus Center examines the benefits and costs of the gender equality targets for the post-2015 development agenda.
Revealed as the Missing Piece in the Gender
This press release features key findings from research conducted by Westpac on unconscious bias among professionals in Australia.
Women-Owned SMEs: A Business Opportunity for Financial Institutions
This report seeks to estimate the global and regional size of the women-owned SME market for financial services operating in the formal sector. It looks at the financing gap they face, as well as common financial and non-financial barriers faced by women entrepreneurs. The report also provides an estimate of the IFC’s global reach to formal women-owned SMEs.
Las Pymes de América
Latina el Caribe: Cerrando la Brecha Para los Bancos de la Región
Este informe es la versión española del documento encontrado aquí.
SMEs in Latin America and the Caribbean: Closing the Gap for Banks in the Region
This report — a collaboration between the IDB’s Multilateral Investment Fund, Inter-American Investment Corporation and the Structured and Corporate Finance Department, as well as the Latin American Banking Federation (FELABAN) — presents general results of the sixth survey of 100 banks across 21 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. It includes a detailed analysis of the responses according to the size and location of the entities, as well as other behaviors and aspects of the SME segment.
Faire Progresser L’Inclusion Financiere des Femmes en Afrique
Sur le continent africain, où le niveau global d’inclusion financière est déjà faible, il est particulièrement difficile pour les femmes d’accéder aux services financiers par rapport aux hommes. Ce document de politique générale expose une série de recommandations pour les décideurs politiques, à savoir les entités gouvernementales, les banques centrales et les autorités de réglementation, destinées à traiter cette question.
Advancing African Women’s Financial Inclusion
On the African continent, characterized by a low level of financial inclusion overall, the lack of access to financial services for women is acute when compared to that of men. This policy brief by GIZ and Alliance member New Faces New Voices lays out a set of recommendations for policy makers, central banks and other regulatory authorities that are designed to tackle this issue.
Solutions for Financial Inclusion: Serving Rural Women
This 15-page report from Women’s World Banking highlights the specific gender-based social, cultural and legal barriers that rural women face in accessing and using financial services in Uganda, and examines the operational challenges to sustainably serving this market.
EBRD Good Practice Notes: Family Friendly Working and Work-Life Balance
This report looks at three inter-related aims of modern human resources management: the promotion of gender equality, family-friendly working practices, and an appropriate work-life balance.
Power Women in FinTech Index: Bridging the Gender Gap
This report from Inno Tribe examines the business case for gender diversity in financial services and technology companies.
Access to Capital by High-Growth Women-Owned Businesses
This report by the National Women’s Business Council examines factors affecting access to capital for high-growth women-owned or women-led firms in the US.
A Path to Empowerment: The Role of Corporations in Supporting Women’s
There is a growing recognition that the private sector, from multinational corporations to microenterprises, will be central in helping to achieve the agenda of women’s economic empowerment. This report is the summary of a series of roundtables on the subject convened by the Harvard Kennedy School Corporate Social Responsibility Initiative and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center. The report is intended to help frame further discussion and catalyze action.
Progress of the World’s Women 2015-2016
Drawing on promising experiences from around the world, this United Nations report proposes a comprehensive agenda for key policy actors— including gender equality advocates, national governments and international agencies—to make human rights a lived reality for all women and girls.