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London GBA Summit 2017

Debunking the Pink Card: The Business Case for Women’s Credit Cards – Mastercard

Debunking the Pink Card: The Business Case for Women’s Credit Cards

Diana Robino shared how Mastercard is championing women’s economic empowerment and the strong business case and development case for payment solutions for women at the 2017 GBA Summit.

The Women’s Market for Insurance: An Emerging Business Opportunity

The Women’s Market for Insurance: An Emerging Business Opportunity

As the appetite of women worldwide for risk mitigation offerings continues to grow, a strong business case has emerged for insurance companies and banks to deliver tailored insurance solutions to the Women’s Market. Several GBA members are already integrating insurance solutions as part of their holistic value propositions for women. This preview draft InBrief explores the experiences of 12 GBA members and partners who participated in a working group to size the insurance business opportunity and share best practices. The final version will be published in early 2018.

How Stock Exchanges Can Advance Gender Equality UN

How Stock Exchanges Can Advance Gender Equality

How Stock Exchanges Can Advance Gender Equality

Building on the 2016 Sustainable Stock Exchange Report on Progress from the United Nations, which highlights five specific targets of the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that exchanges are well placed to influence, this report examines the contribution exchanges can make toward SDG target 5.5: ensure women’s full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision making in political, economic, and public life, as well as the gender-specific targets under the other 16 SDGs.

Banking on Women Leaders: A Case for More?

Banking on Women Leaders: A Case for More?

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.

Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs 2017

Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs 2017

Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs 2017

Strong supporting conditions such as access to financial services and ease of doing business pave the way for progress in businesses owned by women. The inaugural Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs seeks to understand and track women’s progress and achievements in the business world, identifying which factors and conditions are most conducive to closing the gender gap among business owners in an economy.

BNY Mellon UN Foundation Return on Equality

Return on Equality

Return on Equality

While women and girls have made significant gains in the past decade in terms of education, health, economic participation and political leadership, gender equality has yet to be attained in many critical areas, and at the cost of substantial and unrealized social and market benefits. This report from BNY Mellon and the UN Foundation explores investment opportunities that can help close global gender gaps.

UN Women Power of Procurement

The Power of Procurement: How to Source from Women-Owned Businesses

The Power of Procurement: How to Source from Women-Owned Businesses

This guide from UN Women is intended to support signatories of the Women’s Empowerment Principles, which UN Women and UN Global Compact jointly promulgate, to take action on Principle 5: Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower women. Corporations are well positioned to promote gender equality and empower women in their workplaces, in their communities and through their purchasing policies and practices.

ILO Gallup report 2017

Towards a Better Future for Women and Work

Towards a Better Future for Women and Work

ILO, in collaboration with Gallup, surveyed men and women in 2016 to understand their perceptions about women and work. The results suggest that men and women are not always as far apart in their attitudes as conventional wisdom might lead them – and governments and employers’ and workers’ organizations – to assume.

AFI Sex-Disaggregated Data

Leveraging Sex-Disaggregated Data to Accelerate Progress Towards Women’s Financial Inclusion

Leveraging Sex-Disaggregated Data to Accelerate Progress Towards Women’s Financial Inclusion

Women are still disproportionately excluded from the formal financial system and make up more than half of the world’s unbanked population. According to the 2014 Global Findex, 58 percent of women had an account compared to 65 percent of men. This gender gap has persisted at 9 percent for developing economies, despite progress to advance financial inclusion. This Guideline Note from AFI explores.

AFI Sex-Disaggregated Data

Sex-Disaggregated Data Toolkit

Sex-Disaggregated Data Toolkit

This AFI Financial Inclusion Data Working Group Guideline Note outlines steps to using supply and demand side sex-disaggregated data to close the financial inclusion gender gap based on the experience of AFI member institutions in a range of countries, including: Bangladesh, Burundi, Costa Rica, Chile, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Haiti, Malaysia, Morocco, Rwanda, Samoa, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Economics of Banking on Women In Brief

La Oportunidad de la Banca Mujer

La Oportunidad de la Banca Mujer

El Estudio Analítico sobre Banca Mujer, realizado por la AGB, es el único depósito de datos bancarios que miden el desempeño de las instituciones financieras en la Banca Mujer a escala mundial. Ésta es la primera publicación anual de este estudio y aquí se presenta un análisis global de los datos. En los próximos años publicaremos resultados adicionales, a medida que los bancos continúen ampliando sus capacidades para el análisis de datos. (English version)

Economics of Banking on Women In Brief

The Economics of Banking on Women

The Economics of Banking on Women

GBA’s Women’s Market Analytics Survey is the only repository of banking data measuring the performance of financial institutions in the Women’s Market globally. This is the first annual publication of this survey and presented here is an aggregate analysis of the data. We will publish additional results in the coming years as banks continue to expand their data analytics capabilities. (Version en español)

Definiciones Uniformes In Brief

In Brief: Hacia Definiciones Uniformes para el Segmento Mujer

In Brief: Hacia Definiciones Uniformes para el Segmento Mujer

En este In Brief se aborda el complejo tema del avance hacia un conjunto común de definiciones sobre el Segmento Mujer, determinándose exactamente lo que debe definirse, analizándose qué definiciones se están utilizando actualmente y por parte de quién, y elaborándose un conjunto de recomendaciones para promover la convergencia. (English version)

In Brief: Toward Uniform Definitions for the Women’s Market

In Brief: Toward Uniform Definitions for the Women’s Market

This In Brief tackles the complex topic of moving toward a common set of definitions on the Women’s Market by determining what exactly needs to be defined, looking at what definitions are currently being used and by whom, and making a set of recommendations to encourage convergence. (Version en español)

Winning the Women's Market How-To 2.0

Winning the Women’s Market | Module 2

Winning the Women’s Market | Module 2

 

How Banks Can Profit from the Multi-Trillion Dollar
Female Economy

This groundbreaking report from the GBA, with support from McKinsey & Company, reveals four key myths banks believe about women and how they use banking services.

How Banks Can Profit from the Multi-Trillion Dollar Female Economy

 

The Paradox of Gender-Neutral Banking

Assuming that gender differences that exist in the world outside the bank disappear when people walk through the door has resulted in high levels of dissatisfaction from one of the world’s most powerful economic forces: women.

The Paradox of Gender-Neutral Banking

 

Research Matrix: BLC Bank Sample Criteria

BLC Bank conducted qualitative market research through two rounds of focus groups in collaboration with the IFC and a local market research company. The research matrix and questionnaire were designed by the IFC, based on BLC Bank recommendations. The market research company was responsible for identifying and recruiting respondents using the pre-defined matrix, ensuring their presence at the meeting and transcribing the findings.

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Westpac: Living Longer, Retiring Alone

Women tend to outlive their spouses, and they will need money as they exit the workforce. It is important for women to start thinking about that. This video shows how Westpac can help in saving for retirement.

Westpac - Living Longer Retiring Alone

 

BLC Bank: Women in Managerial Positions

Companies with women in managerial positions do better. This video shows some common stereotypes BLC Bank has found about women in managerial positions in Lebanon.

BLC - Women in Management

 

BLC Bank: The Easy Life of the Housewife

This video shows common misconceptions BLC Bank has uncovered about how people view housewives in Lebanon.

BLC Bank Video The Easy Life of the Housewife

 

Bridging the Entrepreneurship Gender Gap: The Power of Networks

The specific focus of this report by BCG is on the importance of social capital for the success of female entrepreneurs. The framework in this report provides a starting point for designing effective professional networks.

Bridging the Entrepreneurship Gender Gap: The Power of Networks

 

 

WeConnect: Supplier Diversity & Inclusion Resources

WEConnect International has developed a set of resources to help companies assess their global supplier diversity and inclusion programs and identify potential areas for improvement.

Supplier Diversity & Inclusion

 

Banco BHD León: Women Who Change the World Awards

This video highlights the first winner of the Women Who Change the World Awards, which recognizes the contributions and accomplishments of women working to make a difference in the Dominican Republic.

Celida Luis Women Who Change the World Awards

 

BLC Bank: Brilliant Lebanese Awards

In order to enhance brand awareness and establish BLC Bank as the bank of reference for SMEs and women (two strategic axes for the Bank), and support SMEs, BLC Bank developed the Brilliant Lebanese Awards.

BLC Bank Video Brilliant Lebanese Awards 2016

 

Westpac: 100 Women of Influence

Westpac’s annual Women of Influence Awards recognizes and celebrates a diverse group of women. This video shows some highlights from the celebratory event in 2015.

Westpac Video 100 Women of Influence Awards 2015

 

Harnessing the Power of the Purse

CTI finds that tapping the power of the purse depends on correcting industry misperceptions about female investors and an industry tendency to perceive women as a monolithic market. Geography, generation, source of wealth, and asset level are all factors affecting how women perceive wealth and arrive at decisions about its allocation.

CTI Harnessing the Power of the Purse

 

 

TEB: Women Banking

TEB’s Women Banking program developed an advertising campaign to showcase why the bank supports women-owned and women-led SMEs in Turkey.

 

TEB Women Banking Video

 

Banco BHD León: Mujer Abran Paso

When launching its Women’s Market program, BHD León launched an advertising campaign aimed at positioning it as the Bank of Choice for Women in the Dominican Republic. The campaign was based on the premise of empowering women as individuals and transmitting a message that the bank believes in them.

BHD León Comercial Mujer - Abran Paso

 

 

Calculating the Return on Investment of market research is difficult, although your bank’s corporate affairs or community relations teams will have methods. Examples of this value can be found in the below two reports.

 

Westpac: Women’s Insurance Survey Value Report

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Westpac: Women’s Market Clips and Estimated Added Value

Westpac: Retail/Branches

Winning the Women's Market How-To 2.0

Winning the Women’s Market | Module 3

Winning the Women’s Market | Module 3

 

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.

When Women Thrive 2016 Mercer

 

 

Chief Executive Women Case Study: Westpac

This CEW Case Study on Westpac looks at the bank’s history of promoting women in the workplace and how it became the first of Australia’s largest companies to appoint a woman as CEO.

Westpac CEW Case Study

 

 

Westpac – Connecting Women

This video was shown in bank branches to describe Westpac’s Women’s Market Division, including its rationale, activities and results. It stresses the value-driven nature of relationship banking with women (trust, loyalty) and includes customer testimonials.

Westpac Connecting Women Video

 

We Initiative – BLC Bank

BLC Bank’s We Initiative targets women in their plurality, seeking to find solutions for their challenges and concerns and aiming to unleash their potential. This video introduces the program.

BLC Bank Video We Initiative

 

 

HBL: Gender Intelligence Training

The Gender Intelligence training HBL implemented was intended to turn branches into a safe space for women and help bank employees serve them better. The training counterbalances stereotypes through data, statistics and best practices from other markets in order for all employees to understand and recognize the business case for targeting women, the CVP and individual and organizational gender biases.

HBL Gender Intelligence Training

Winning the Women's Market How-To 2.0

Winning the Women’s Market | Module 4

Winning the Women’s Market | Module 4

 

GBA Case Study: Westpac

This case study, the first in the GBA’s series, focuses on founding bank Westpac, which has long focused on the female economy as a critical pathway to long-term success.

Westpac Case Study

 

 

Westpac’s Net Promoter Scorecard

The net promoter score (NPS) used by Westpac measures customer advocacy, defined as the willingness of customers to recommend the bank to family, friends and colleagues.

Winning the Women's Market How-To 2.0

GBA How-To: Porter’s Five Forces Framework

GBA How-To: Porter’s Five Forces Framework

This model asks you to understand five forces (competitors, suppliers, new entrants, substitute products and buyers) that shape any industry or market. It asks you to assess their strengths, whether low, medium or high. If all forces are high, then the market environment is highly competitive, and there is probably not significant value to be captured by entering it.

Gender Lens Investing GBA

Gender Lens Investing

Gender Lens Investing

Gender Lens Investing: A Guide to Roles in the Ecosystem is a report for investors, philanthropists, or those helping to move capital, who want to apply a gender lens to portfolios. It explains the role of each actor in the ecosystem, considering where they sit in the gender lens investment landscape and what you need to know about them as someone who’s interested in moving more capital with a gender lens.

When Women Thrive 2016 Mercer

When Women Thrive: Financial Services Perspective

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.