Letter from Teri: June 2011

Sunday 13th March 2011

GBA Newsletter


There is an energy right now that feels positively charged for propelling women’s economic success on a global scale. In forums throughout the globe, the economic empowerment of women is a mantra of many voices. Working collectively and collaboratively, agents for change are collecting data to understand the barriers and opportunities for success, implications for international policies and mandates for access to capital programs for women in developing and developed parts of the world.

Our members are in the vanguard of financial institutions driving women’s wealth creation worldwide. Thanks to our uniquely collaborative network, our members can significantly enhance their services to women’s business enterprises, catalyzing their success and creating a cascade of benefits to their families and communities. GBA for Women is unique in our vision to aggregate the best practices and share the knowledge to propel more successful programs with a focus on financial inclusion to spur the growth of women’s wealth creation We become the central place to go for those financial institutions who want to move from intention to action.

Our membership is growing. Read further on to learn what efforts are underway in western China, Turkey and Lebanon.

Do not miss this opportunity to attend the 11th Annual Summit.

Our Summit this year is hosted by Westpac Bank, the leader in women’s markets, celebrating 13  years and remains on the cutting edge of service and delivery. Plenary sessions with subject matter experts on financial inclusion and sustainable economies with a diversity focus will provide the platform for discussions throughout the Summit. Members will benefit from an expanded number of sessions with in-depth workshops, detailed knowledge on how to customize programs, and robust member sharing.

I look forward to seeing you in October!



Teri Cavanagh

Executive Director