Intensive field visits expose GBA members to the best practices of global leaders in the Women’s Market.
The GBA launched its All-Stars Academy in June 2016, in partnership with the Dutch Development Bank FMO. The All-Stars Academy complements and builds upon the GBA’s existing world-class peer learning activities, featuring experienced guest lecturers from member banks with thriving Women’s Market programs who offer their expertise on a variety of subjects related to developing and implementing a Women’s Market strategy and leadership development. Participants gain an understanding of the key elements of a Women’s Market program and best practices for supporting implementation, and develop plans for executing and evaluating next steps for their programs. Enrollment is open to senior bank executives with responsibility for new business development, marketing or segments. The program is ideal for GBA bank members at the early stage of Women’s Market program development as well as banks that are seriously considering introducing a program.
To learn more and apply, visit the All-Stars Academy hub.
GBA Study Tours offer new members with early-stage Women’s Market programs, as well as members looking to take their programs to the next level, the opportunity to learn from the best in the business. A Study Tour usually includes visits to headquarters, branches and other points of service, and sometimes client interactions, so that operations and market context can be fully understood. Participants also meet the different teams responsible for the bank’s value proposition to women, including Strategy, Marketing, Distribution, Public Relations, Human Resources and Diversity, where they discuss best practices, obstacles encountered and lessons learned.
Alliance members host multiple Study Tours each year. The latest event took place in Istanbul, Turkey, in April 2016 at the headquarters of TEB Bank. The next Study Tour will be held in Q1 2017.
“You learn firsthand how other banks have been able to make it, and
what the challenges, costs and benefits are.”