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Gender Diversity Inclusion In Brief

Unlocking the Potential of the Women’s Market: The Gender Diversity & Inclusion Imperative

Unlocking the Potential of the Women’s Market: The Gender Diversity & Inclusion Imperative

This GBA InBrief explores the key benefits and challenges of implementing comprehensive gender D&I strategies, particularly as they relate to FSPs’ approaches to capturing the Women’s Market. It explores the experiences of GBA members in their journeys to become both an employer and a bank of choice for women, and provides key recommendations for FSPs seeking to embark on similar journeys.

Winning the Women's Market

Research Matrix: BLC Bank Sample Criteria

Research Matrix: BLC Bank Sample Criteria

BLC Bank conducted qualitative market research through two rounds of focus groups in collaboration with the IFC and a local market research company. The research matrix and questionnaire were designed by the IFC, based on BLC Bank recommendations. The market research company was responsible for identifying and recruiting respondents using the pre-defined matrix, ensuring their presence at the meeting and transcribing the findings.

The Paradox of Gender-Neutral Banking

The Paradox of Gender-Neutral Banking

The Paradox of Gender-Neutral Banking

Assuming that gender differences that exist in the world outside the bank disappear when people walk through the door has resulted in high levels of dissatisfaction from one of the world’s most powerful economic forces: women. This report reveals the implicit problems with gender- neutral banking, as a follow-up to 2014’s “How Banks Can Profit from the Multi-Trillion Dollar Female Economy.” (Version en español)

BLC Bank Video We Initiative

We Initiative – BLC Bank

We Initiative – BLC Bank

BLC Bank’s We Initiative – Women Empowerment Initiative, is the first and only holistic program dedicated to the financial empowerment of women in the Middle East. It targets women in their plurality, as entrepreneurs, professionals, mothers and in their daily lives, seeking to find solutions for their challenges and concerns and aiming to unleash their potential.

CVP Webinar BLC Bank

Webinar: Developing Distinct CVPs for Women – BLC Bank

Webinar: Developing Distinct CVPs for Women – BLC Bank

This is a modified version of the presentation given by BLC Bank’s Head of Brands Management, Marketing Group Karyl Akilian at the May 18, 2016, GBA and SME Finance Forum webinar, “Developing Distinct Customer Value Propositions: What Banks Need to Know about the Women’s Market.”

BLC Bank Case Study

Estudio de Caso: BLC Bank

Estudio de Caso: BLC Bank

El segundo en la serie de estudios de caso de AGB que se enfocan en historias de éxito de miembros que se están incursionando en el mercado de las mujeres esta ya disponible para su descarga. Centrándose en el banco libanes BLC Bank, el informe ofrece una visión detallada de como el banco implemento su programa, convirtiéndose en un diferenciador competitivo y resultando en increíble crecimiento. (English version)

BLC Bank Case Study

GBA Case Study: BLC Bank

GBA Case Study: BLC Bank

The second in the GBA Case Study series on members’ Women’s Market success stories is now available for download. Focusing on Lebanese member BLC Bank, the report offers a detailed look at the Bank’s use of its Women’s Market program as a competitive differentiator and the incredible growth it has experienced through the platform. (Version en español)

BLC Bank Women Empowerment Initiative – SBBN

BLC Bank Women
Empowerment Initiative – SBBN

This is a presentation BLC Bank made to the Small Business Banking Network in February 2013. It presents a comprehensive overview of BLC’s Women’s Market program, including top leadership buy-in (the bank’s head is a signatory to the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles), staff training, marketing & media, collateral-free loans for established (2+ years in operation) businesses, emphasis on building opportunities for women’s networking, business development services, financial literacy, and performance management & evaluation.