Latin American Banks Engage in GBA Mentoring Program

Wednesday 14th January 2015

GBA Newsletter

The second cohort of the GBA Mentoring Program is well underway, supporting banks with design or early-phase Women’s Market programs as they learn from banks with more advanced programs. The 2015 cohort of mentees includes staff from GBA’s latest members in Latin America, Banco Visi—n and Banco Pichincha. These mentees are being mentored by representatives from BHD León and BNCR, who themselves were mentored by Alliance members outside the region in 2014. This support in the establishment of know-how in the region and subsequent multiplier effect is a highly cost-effective approach to building capacity.

Latin Banks Engage in GBA Mentoring Program

The Latin American mentees have collaborated with their mentors to set specific goals that support the development of their institutions’ Women’s Market programs, and the pairs are engaged in ongoing work to develop and implement plans to achieve those goals. Areas of focus cover everything from getting products to market quickly and internal alignment, to market impact and measuring results.

This unprecedented level of cross-bank support on the Women’s Market continues outside the region, with strong support from 2014 mentor banks, in particular, Westpac and BLC, and the addition of former mentee banks as mentors, HBL and Chase Kenya.

The Mentoring Program, part of the GBA’s continuing efforts to provide members access to critical knowledge and best practices about the Women’s Market, is supported by the Metlife Foundation.