Summit Preview: October 20

Thursday 20th October 2016

CvJJGI8WgAAP25uThe final day of the 2016 GBA Summit takes a look at the present and future of financing women-owned small and medium businesses.

Women-owned businesses, in particular, face unique challenges during each stage of maturity, as they tend to be undercapitalized, they are concentrated in often-perceived “low-growth” sectors and many tend to intertwine business with family. Day 3 of the 2016 GBA Summit kicks off with an exploration of the collaborative role that banks and other actors in the SME ecosystem can play in meeting the needs of women business owners at the different stages of development.

The morning session will conclude with a special series of addresses from some of the world’s leading minds on Women’s Market development, who will share their vision for game-changing strategies to improve women’s economic empowerment with attendees during the first-of-its-kind 2020 Vision panel.

The GBA Members Meeting will follow, where the Alliance will gather to explore the progress made since our last convening as well as the organization’s strategic direction in the coming years.