Convening globally various advocates for ladies’s financial empowerment has all the time been a core facet of Ladies’s World Banking’s work, and now greater than ever, with so many ladies dealing with the destructive financial penalties of a world pandemic, it’s so essential that we proceed to take action. Our flagship platform for bringing the world collectively, the Making Finance Work for Ladies (MFWW) Summit, has develop into acknowledged as probably the most vital boards for policymakers, practitioners, monetary companies business and growth professionals with an curiosity in gender equality to share concepts and greatest follow, enabling us to coordinate and align our efforts to speed up change. Each two years increasingly organizations and people got here collectively below the MFWW banner to be taught from one another, to unravel issues and renew our mutual dedication to monetary equality for ladies and ladies. As COVID-19’s influence threatens to erase a long time of progress in our work, we should discover methods to proceed to work collectively on a world scale.
Within the face of lockdown restrictions, in 2020 we discovered a manner to try this by making our MFWW Summit absolutely digital. It was no small feat to seize the workshops and networking alternatives into what could be the sterility of a digital platform, however due to some nice know-how and inspirational audio system, we have been joined by 497 individuals from 48 nations, a real testomony to how dedicated the monetary inclusion group is through the pandemic. Emboldened by this success, and pushed by the urgency of our work, we’re going even additional and launching the bi-monthly, digital Making Finance Work for Ladies Thought Management Sequence. Ladies’s World Banking has a wealth of great analysis and insights from our Advisory, Coverage and Investments work that we consider are important to share with the broader group throughout this digital collection. We even have vital companions who want to amplify their voices within the service of low-income ladies – matters, reminiscent of gender lens investing, financial savings mobilization, and the significance of accumulating and reporting sex-disaggregated information, are so important if we’re to construct fairer and extra inclusive monetary programs sooner or later.
The primary occasion within the MFWW Thought Management collection focuses on digital monetary functionality. It should characteristic a dialogue on how FSPs and regulators can successfully assist ladies clients to achieve the arrogance and abilities to take part absolutely within the quickly digitizing formal monetary sector. Audio system embody Marina Dimova (Ladies’s World Banking), Julia Arnold (Heart for Monetary Inclusion), Samit Ghosh (Ujjivan Small Finance Financial institution), and Catherine Highet (FinEquity). You possibly can register right here, and be part of us in guaranteeing ladies are usually not left behind because the monetary business continues adopting digital monetary companies.
That is the time to embrace new methods to work collectively and discover options. Our first MFWW Thought Management Sequence occasion might be on April 28th. Be a part of us in making impactful selections and sustaining give attention to eradicating monetary inequalities for underserved ladies!