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The Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship

Progress Report – March 2020: The Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship

Progress Report – March 2020: The Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship

One year on, this update finds that NatWest’s “Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship” has already had an impact on women entrepreneurs in the UK, with the Investing in Women Code adopted by 22 financial institutions in the country; NatWest dedicating GBP 1 billion (US$1.2 billion) in ring-fenced debt funding for women-led businesses; and Local Enterprise Partnerships established across the country.

Women Entrepreneurs and Effective Banking in Emerging Markets

Women Entrepreneurs and Effective Banking in Emerging Markets

This case study on BLC Bank in Lebanon from Oxford University’s Saïd Business School showcases how the bank is boosting the country’s economy and the financial inclusion of women while also achieving business success through its We Initiative women’s program.

U.S. Financial Health Pulse: 2019 Trends Report

U.S. Financial Health Pulse: 2019 Trends Report

This report from the Financial Health Network presents findings from the second annual U.S. Financial Health Pulse, which is designed to explore how the financial health of people in America is changing over time. It explores financial health for the nation as a whole, across financial health indicators, among demographic groups, and at the level of individuals.

The Economics of Banking on Women: 2019 Edition

The Economics of Banking on Women: 2019 Edition

This annual report is based on information gathered in the Alliance’s Women’s Market Analytics Survey — the only collection of global banking data measuring the performance of financial institutions serving the female economy, with 5 years of performance data and over 400 data points per institution. Consistent with the trends that have emerged in previous reports, this third edition of “The Economics of Banking on Women” highlights a vast opportunity to better serve the Women’s Market and a strong business case for solutions tailored for women, with a significant uptick in members providing such solutions.

The Growing Opportunity of Women of Wealth: Defining Strategies for Success

The Growing Opportunity of Women of Wealth: Defining Strategies for Success

This report examines the growing opportunity in the high-net-worth segment, shares proven tactics and methods that FSPs are already using to embrace this opportunity, and identifies the key building blocks of a successful strategy for serving women of wealth. Based on this qualitative research, as well as data the Financial Alliance for Women has compiled during more than 15 years of practice, we developed a blueprint for FSPs looking to effectively serve women of wealth.

Alliance InBrief: Life Moments

Life Moments:
A Strategy for Serving Women Throughout Their Lives

This InBrief report explores the life-moments strategy to segmenting and serving the Women’s Market, starting with mapping 10 of the most important moments in the lives of women. It highlights the experiences of four members of the Financial Alliance for Women in developing solutions that solve for specific life moments, their key recommendations and lessons learned.

Enabling Women’s Financial Inclusion Through Data: The Case of Mexico

Enabling Women’s Financial Inclusion Through Data: The Case of Mexico

Sex-disaggregated financial inclusion data can help to inform better financial inclusion policies and products. This case study from the WFID partners explores the case of Mexico, where a combination of an evidence-based policy environment, robust gender equality policies, and strong statistical competence led to an increase in women’s financial inclusion data.

Itaú Women Entrepreneurs Program

Itaú Women Entrepreneurs Program: Female enterprise as part of a sustainable performance strategy

This report from Itaú Unibanco shares the bank’s Women’s Market journey and presents the main findings that guided the creation of their value proposition for the Itaú Women Entrepreneurs Program.

UBS Own Your Worth

Own Your Worth

Own Your Worth

As women’s life expectancies increase and the rate of divorce for individuals over age 50 continues to climb, more women will find themselves solely responsible for their own finances. UBS Wealth Management US embarked on research to explore their thoughts andfeelings, the challenges they faced, lessons they learned and advice they would impart to other women.

Dead sea salt shore 2018 Summit GBA

Platforms to Massify Support to Women with Non-financial Services

Platforms to Massify Support to Women with Non-financial Services

At the 2018 Summit, Cristina Shapiro described Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women’s mini-MBA course for women entrepreneurs, currently housed on the Coursera platform. She highlighted some of the opportunities and challenges of digital non-financial services for women.

Dead sea salt shore 2018 Summit GBA

Ecosystem Plays to Solve for Lifecycle Needs – Mastercard & KCB Bank

Ecosystem Plays to Solve for Lifecycle Needs – Mastercard & KCB Bank

During this 2018 Summit panel, Eva-Maria Baumer from Mastercard and Annastacia Kimtai from KCB Bank presented Jaza Duka, a groundbreaking partnership to extend credit to SMEs based on inventory transaction data.

GBA Case Study: Access Bank

GBA Case Study: Access Bank

Access Bank’s innovative Women’s Market segmentation strategy has propelled strong growth in the women’s portfolio at the Nigerian powerhouse. This Case Study explores how they went about developing their strategy and some of the innovative ways they are reaching out to women in their home base and across Africa. (Versión en español)

GBA Case Study: BancoEstado

GBA Case Study:
BancoEstado

As Chile’s only state-owned commercial bank, BancoEstado has a distinct mandate to deliver financial products and services to the entire population and contribute to a more inclusive and equal country. This Case Study looks at how the bank went from massifying access to financial services for women to unlocking the potential of women’s businesses.  (Version en español)

Women in Finance A Case for Closing Gaps IMF

Women in Finance: A Case for Closing Gaps

Women in Finance: A Case for Closing Gaps

This study by the International Monetary Fund analyzes the intersection of gender and finance, examining women’s roles not only as users of financial services but also as leaders in financial institutions and financial supervision agencies. It highlights the need for better data to monitor gender gaps, help researchers understand the drivers of these gaps and their effects, and help design effective policies to address them.

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.

IDRC Behavioural Finance Report

What Can Behavioural Science Tell Us About the Financial Decisions of Women?

What Can Behavioural Science Tell Us About the Financial Decisions of Women?

A growing number of studies in the field of behavioural science are examining factors that influence financial decisions. This paper reports on the effectiveness of various behavioural interventions that could reasonably be applied by financial services providers to increase women’s access to and usage of financial services.

Global Business Case Tool for Financial Services Providers

Global Business Case Tool for Financial Services Providers

This tool helps the user develop a business case for the Women’s Market by quantifying the market opportunity and estimating an FSP’s direct financial benefits from strategically targeting the female economy – providing strong groundwork for a presentation to senior management to integrate a Women’s Market program into the FSP’s overall strategy. The Excel-based tool also comes with a PDF guide to help the user understand how to use the resource.