Meet the 2023 Female Economy Champions Awardees

Wednesday 29th November 2023

The Financial Alliance for Women is pleased to announce the 2023 winners of our Champions of the Female Economy Awards, given each year to Alliance member institutions that are delivering results in inclusive finance for women. 

This year’s Female Economy Champions support women across the Americas, Africa, and Asia, with gender-intelligent digital innovation, inclusive leadership and sustainable investment in women and women-owned businesses. 

“These institutions exemplify the deep commitment and innovative strategies needed to power the female economy,” said Inez Murray, Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Alliance for Women. “Their enthusiasm for learning and sharing with the Alliance network is essential to our mission of enabling more businesses to champion the female economy and unlock its full value. And their success demonstrates the business case for doing so. The impact this has is evident from the growing share of women in their customer bases, incredible reach of their non-financial supports, increased access to credit for women SMEs, and more.”

ACCESS BANK, NIGERIA – DATA CHAMPION: For its comprehensive gender data analysis across segments and products.  

ATB FINANCIAL, CANADA – WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP CHAMPION: For its substantial progress promoting women up the leadership pipeline, reaching nearly 50 percent women in senior management.  

BAC, CENTRAL AMERICA – ESG CHAMPION: For its leading efforts to drive impact at the nexus of the “E” and S” of ESG by applying a gender lens to its green proposition.  

BANCO BHD, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC – OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTOR: For its unwavering support for the Alliance mission and leadership as a champion of the female economy in the Dominican market. 

BANCO DAVIVIENDA, COLOMBIA – DIGITAL INNOVATION CHAMPION: For deepening women’s access and usage through its DaviPlata platform. 

BRAC BANK, BANGLADESH – ENGAGEMENT CHAMPION: For its enthusiasm for learning and sharing know-how, exemplifying the spirit of the Alliance network. 

CONAFIPS, ECUADOR – IMPACT CHAMPION: For driving financing, information, and capacity-building to under-served women business owners.  

HBL, PAKISTAN – ACCESS TO FINANCE CHAMPION: For enabling women’s financial inclusion by significantly increasing its reach to female customers.  

STANBIC BANK, KENYA – NON-FINANCIAL SERVICES CHAMPION: For supporting more than 45,000 women entrepreneurs in Kenya with training, capacity building, and access to networks through its DADA initiative. 

STEVEN PUIG, PRESIDENT, BANCO BHD – INDIVIDUAL CHANGEMAKER: For his leadership as an unwavering female economy champion within his organization and country.