GBA Capacity Building Programs

Hands-on Learning


Intensive field visits expose GBA members to the best practices of global leaders in the Women’s Market.

All-Stars Academy

New All Stars Logo No Date SquareThe 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.


Study Tours

2018 Westpac GBA Study TourGBA 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 first Study Tour of 2018 was held at GBA founding member Westpac’s headquarters in Australia April 30-May 1, 2018.

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