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Ecosystem Plays to Solve for Lifecycle Needs – Mastercard & KCB Bank

Ecosystem Plays to Solve for Lifecycle Needs – Mastercard & KCB Bank

During this 2018 Summit panel, Eva-Maria Baumer from Mastercard and Annastacia Kimtai from KCB Bank presented Jaza Duka, a groundbreaking partnership to extend credit to SMEs based on inventory transaction data.

GBA Case Study: Access Bank

GBA Case Study: Access Bank

Access Bank’s innovative Women’s Market segmentation strategy has propelled strong growth in the women’s portfolio at the Nigerian powerhouse. This Case Study explores how they went about developing their strategy and some of the innovative ways they are reaching out to women in their home base and across Africa.

GBA Case Study: BancoEstado

GBA Case Study:
BancoEstado

As Chile’s only state-owned commercial bank, BancoEstado has a distinct mandate to deliver financial products and services to the entire population and contribute to a more inclusive and equal country. This Case Study looks at how the bank went from massifying access to financial services for women to unlocking the potential of women’s businesses.

Gender Diversity Inclusion In Brief

Unlocking the Potential of the Women’s Market: The Gender Diversity & Inclusion Imperative

Unlocking the Potential of the Women’s Market: The Gender Diversity & Inclusion Imperative

This GBA InBrief explores the key benefits and challenges of implementing comprehensive gender D&I strategies, particularly as they relate to FSPs’ approaches to capturing the Women’s Market. It explores the experiences of GBA members in their journeys to become both an employer and a bank of choice for women, and provides key recommendations for FSPs seeking to embark on similar journeys.

Economics of Banking on Women 2.0

The Economics of Banking on Women: 2018 Edition

The Economics of Banking on Women: 2018 Edition

This report is based on information gathered in the GBA’s Women’s Market Analytics Survey — the only collection of global banking data measuring the performance of financial institutions serving the Women’s Market, with 4 years of performance data and over 400 data points per institution. This second edition of the report bears out several trends that emerged in the previous edition, highlighting the strong business opportunity the Women’s Market represents.

Update: A previous version of this report was missing labels on one graph. We have corrected the error in this edition.

IFC Bank of Palestine Evaluation

Evaluation Report: Bank of Palestine Strengthens Women-Owned Businesses and the Economy

Evaluation Report: Bank of Palestine Strengthens Women-Owned Businesses and the Economy

This evaluation report highlights the business results and lessons learned from IFC’s partnership with Bank of Palestine and its Felestineya Women’s Market program.

Powering Potential

Powering Potential: Increasing Women’s Access to Financial Products and Services

Powering Potential: Increasing Women’s Access to Financial Products and Services

This report, a companion to BNY Mellon and the UN Foundation’s Return on Equality publication, shines a spotlight on the opportunity to realize gains — in both gender equality and market returns — by increasing women’s financial inclusion around the world. The goal of the report is to inspire financial services providers to design and market products and services that fuel women’s full economic participation, and to encourage investors to steer their capital toward such companies.

Andy Lopata GBA Summit 2017 Networking

The Power of Effective Networking – Video

The Power of Effective Networking

Whether for new business generation, individual career development or simply getting the job done, networking is a vital tool for business. Yet so few people take a strategic approach to it. At the 2017 GBA Summit, networking specialist Andy Lopata shared key insights on the power of networking, how men and women have different networking styles, and what networking means for building banks’ business. This video recaps his presentation.

GBA Case Study: NatWest

GBA Case Study: NatWest

The fifth in the GBA’s Case Study series on best practice banks features Women in Business champion NatWest, part of the Royal Bank of Scotland. The bank has found great success through its ability to leverage partners in the ecosystem to deliver real value to its women clients.

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.

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.

HBL Gender Intelligence Training

HBL – Gender Intelligence Training

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.

The Missing Entrepreneurs 2015

The Missing Entrepreneurs 2015

The Missing Entrepreneurs 2015

The Missing Entrepreneurs 2015 is the third edition in a series of OECD annual reports that provide data and policy analysis on inclusive entrepreneurship. The report contains data on the scale and scope of entrepreneurship and self-employment activities across EU Member States by social target groups, as well as the barriers they face.

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.

Power of Parity McKinsey

The Power of Parity: How Advancing Women’s Equality Can Add $12 Trillion to Global Growth

The Power of Parity: How Advancing Women’s Equality Can Add $12 Trillion to Global Growth

This report from the McKinsey Global Institute estimates the size of the economic potential from achieving gender parity and maps gender inequality using 15 indicators of gender equality in 95 countries.

BLC Bank Video We Initiative

We Initiative – BLC Bank

We Initiative – BLC Bank

BLC Bank’s We Initiative – Women Empowerment Initiative, is the first and only holistic program dedicated to the financial empowerment of women in the Middle East. It targets women in their plurality, as entrepreneurs, professionals, mothers and in their daily lives, seeking to find solutions for their challenges and concerns and aiming to unleash their potential.

EY - Does Disruption Drive Job Creation

Does Disruption Drive Job Creation?

Does Disruption Drive Job Creation?

The EY Global Job Creation Survey 2016 surveyed a record number — nearly 2,700 — of entrepreneurs in 12 major economies. Almost 6 in 10 (59%) respondents expect to increase their workforce in 2016, a leap of more than a quarter year-on-year. It is also twice the proportion of large companies planning to grow headcount, as reported in EY’s recent Capital Confidence Barometer.

Mercer - When Women Thrive Businesses Thrive

When Women Thrive, Businesses Thrive

When Women Thrive, Businesses Thrive

Building on considerable research that proves the link between diversity, innovation, and profitability, When Women Thrive leverages Mercer’s extensive experience with thousands of companies around the world to help understand the actual drivers of success in building gender diversity. The study covers 583 organizations in 42 countries, representing 3.2 million employees, including 1.3 million women.

CVP Webinar BHD Leon

Webinar: Developing Distinct CVPs for Women – BHD León

Webinar: Developing Distinct CVPs for Women – BHD León

This is a modified version of the presentation given by Banco BHD León’s Vice President, Business Development Daniel Gutiérrez at the May 18, 2016, GBA and SME Finance Forum webinar, “Developing Distinct Customer Value Propositions: What Banks Need to Know about the Women’s Market.”

CVP Webinar BLC Bank

Webinar: Developing Distinct CVPs for Women – BLC Bank

Webinar: Developing Distinct CVPs for Women – BLC Bank

This is a modified version of the presentation given by BLC Bank’s Head of Brands Management, Marketing Group Karyl Akilian at the May 18, 2016, GBA and SME Finance Forum webinar, “Developing Distinct Customer Value Propositions: What Banks Need to Know about the Women’s Market.”

The Power of Flexibility: A Key Enabler to Boost Gender Parity and Employee Engagement

The Power of Flexibility: A Key Enabler to Boost Gender Parity and Employee Engagement

Bain & Company research has shown that along with “visible and committed leadership,” women believe “creating working models that support men and women with family responsibilities” to be the most important action to overcoming barriers to women’s progression into leadership roles. This report explores the importance of these flexible workplaces for retaining women.

Unlocking the Power of Women Entrepreneurs in New York City

Unlocking the Power of Women Entrepreneurs in New York City

This report from Citi and WENYC is the result of a study to understand the state and needs of women entrepreneurs in New York City. It includes a detailed review of existing literature, an analysis of demographic data and an assessment of current services that support women entrepreneurs.

Building Effective Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategies

Building Effective Women’s Economic Empowerment Strategies

This working paper from BSR and the ICRW aims to help companies build effective strategies for women’s economic empowerment by applying a holistic and integrated approach: “Holistic” in considering the broader conditions necessary for women’s advancement and “integrated” in leveraging the full set of business assets a company can deploy. This approach builds on a growing body of evidence demonstrating the importance of addressing systemic and structural barriers to gender equality for women to achieve their full economic potential.

10 Million Strong: The Tipping Point for Women’s Entrepreneurship

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.