Championing the Female Economy Awards

Meet the Champions

The Financial Alliance for Women is pleased to announce the 2020 winners of our Championing the Female Economy Awards, given each year to outstanding Alliance member institutions that are working to better serve their women customers by providing them with holistic solutions that meet their needs. This year’s Female Economy Champions reflect the global nature of the Alliance’s work, hailing from diverse markets across six different regions.

“These institutions are setting an example for the sector by developing the programs and strategies needed to tap into the female economy and making their brand more sustainable along the way. Their engagement with the Alliance network is essential to our mission and work of economically empowering women worldwide. They are proof of the business case for increasing gender equality on many scores.” Inez Murray, Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Alliance for Women.

BanRegio in Mexico was named the 2020 Women in Leadership Champion for showing its commitment to women by transparently reporting on data including return from maternity and the pay gap and increasing female representation in executive and senior management positions.

BRAC Bank in Bangladesh is this year’s Access to Finance Champion for continually evolving its products and services to expand its reach with women customers.

Banco Pichincha in Ecuador has earned the Impact Champion award for the breadth and depth of its nonfinancial services as well as total credit granted to women and women-led SMEs.

Access Bank in Nigeria is the 2020 NFS Champion, because of its holistic approach to nonfinancial services with a diverse array of offerings that has resulted in increased women clients.

Zanaco of Zambia is the recipient of the Championing Digital Innovation award, based on its creative digital offerings and innovative solutions to serve the female economy.

BLC Bank in Lebanon is the recipient of the 2020 Data Champion award for providing the most complete data set as well as highlighting segments served, which allows us to keep advocating for the female economy on the global level.

NatWest Group in the UK has earned this year’s Championing Engagement award for its invaluable participation in peer learning events and contributions to knowledge products that push our mission forward.

Mastercard  is the recipient of the 2020 Outstanding Contributor & Champion award, for its exceptional partnership on research initiatives and generous support as host of the 2020 Annual Summit, a collaborative effort helping both institutions drive the female economy agenda forward