InBrief: Gender Data that Matters
InBrief: Gender Data that Matters
This brief, a collaboration between Mastercard Data & Services and the Financial Alliance for Women, provides an overview of the gender lens framework developed for analysis of WSMEs’ financial behavior. It also offers a real-world example: the...
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Support for female entrepreneurs: Survey evidence for why it makes sense
Support for female entrepreneurs: Survey evidence for why it makes sense
This report from European Investment Bank (EIB) combines data from three surveys to give a holistic view of the state of female entrepreneurship in the EU and shed light on structural issues hampering women-owned and led-businesses, as well as opportunities...
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Fintechs Serving the Female Economy
Fintechs Serving the Female Economy
This report by the Financial Alliance for Women, in collaboration with Finstep Asia and Global Fintech Fest, is based on Alliance research over the last 2 years on fintechs serving women customers. It showcases 25 startups that have created successful...
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Women and Online Learning in Emerging Markets
Women and Online Learning in Emerging Markets
This report from IFC, developed in partnership with Coursera and the European Commission, shows how online platforms can support women in accessing job relevant courses and credentials to advance their employment and entrepreneurship opportunities. ...
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Gender Data for Financial Inclusion: A Synthesis Brief of Diagnostics in Six Countries
Gender Data for Financial Inclusion: A Synthesis Brief of Diagnostics in Six Countries
In 2020, the Women’s Financial inclusion Data (WFID) partnership launched a three-year gender data project in six countries (Bangladesh, Honduras, Kenya, Nigeria, Pakistan, and Turkey) to understand the state of women’s financial inclusion (WFI)...
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NFS Working Group 3: Training & Capacity-Building
NFS Working Group 3: Training & Capacity-Building
Session 3 of our NFS Working Group focused on training and capacity building for women consumers and WSMEs, with guest expert Rebecca Harrison from the African Management Institute. ...
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Case Study: the UK
Case Study: the UK's Investing in Women Code
  This case study shares the process and key lessons learned from the Investing in Women Code, a voluntary pledge signed by 100+ banks and investors across the UK, committing to provide data on financing for women entrepreneurs.  ...
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Ask the Expert: Supporting WSMEs to Access New Markets
Ask the Expert: Supporting WSMEs to Access New Markets
To successfully scale their business, entrepreneurs need both capital and access to new market opportunities. Yet many, especially Women SMEs (WSMEs) face challenges in accessing new markets. In this session we look at the most critical challenges and...
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Progress Report - March 2020: The Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship
Progress Report - March 2020: The Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship
Progress Report - March 2020: The Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship One year on, this update finds that NatWest's "Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship" has already had an impact on women entrepreneurs in the UK, with the Investing...
2020 | 1.41 MB | ,
IFC Banking on Women Business Case Update
IFC Banking on Women Business Case Update
IFC Banking on Women Business Case Update IFC's annual survey of its banking clients continues to provide insight into the potential size and financial performance of women-led small and medium enterprises, and why financial institutions should pay greater...
2020 | 525.30 KB | ,
Women Entrepreneurs and Effective Banking in Emerging Markets
Women Entrepreneurs and Effective Banking in Emerging Markets
Women Entrepreneurs and Effective Banking in Emerging Markets This case study on BLC Bank in Lebanon from Oxford University's Saïd Business School showcases how the bank is boosting the country's economy and the financial inclusion of women while also...
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All In: Women in the VC Ecosystem
All In: Women in the VC Ecosystem
All In: Women in the VC Ecosystem This report from All Raise and PitchBook explores progress and barriers for women in venture capital. ...
2019 | 7.76 MB | ,