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Ask the Expert: Supporting WSMEs to Access New Markets

To successfully scale their business, entrepreneurs need both capital and access to new market opportunities. Yet many, especially Women SMEs (WSMEs) face challenges in accessing new markets. In this session we look at the most critical challenges and how they can be addressed, how FSPs can leverage their own power and network to support WSMEs overcome market challenges and scale their business and what it takes to create an enabling environment for WSMEs to scale.

Measuring the Value of the Female Economy 2020

This report is based on information gathered in the Alliance’s Female Economy Analytics Survey — the only collection of global banking data measuring the performance of financial institutions serving the female economy, with 7 years of performance data and over 12,000 data points.

Consistent with the trends that have emerged in previous reports, this fourth edition of “Measuring the Value of the Female Economy” report (formally the “Economics of Banking on Women”report) highlights a vast opportunity to better serve the female economy and significant benefits for those FSPs that tap into it.

WG on The Future of Work: Fostering an inclusive culture

A truly sustainable culture of inclusion requires a high-quality working environment in which women are valued, supported, and championed. In this Working Group we look at what makes a company culture inclusive or not, address combatting workplace harassment and bullying and hear the practitioner’s perspective from BRAC Bank Bangladesh.

 

Future of Work – Working Group Session 3

Catch our 3rd session of the Future of Work Working Group which took place on March 17.
Hear from our special guests:
– Avivah Wittenberg-Cox: renowned author, executive coach and consultant
– Carlene Clifford: Senior Lead, AXA Group Culture, Inclusion and Diversity

How-to Guide: Becoming the Employer of Choice for Women – Overview

How-to Guide: Becoming the Employer of Choice for Women – Overview

This brochure offers a selection of insights from the Financial Alliance for Women’s How-to Guide, “Becoming the Employer of Choice for Women” which lays out the process for improving gender diversity and inclusion (D&I) in financial services firms. The information provided is based on the findings from Alliance member working groups, which explored ways to increase women’s representation in the leadership of financial services firms. It incorporates Mercer’s leading-edge research and the real-world experiences of Alliance members. Throughout the guide, emphasis is on developing a holistic women-centered strategy, blending enhanced internal gender D&I with a strong female customer value proposition so that financial institutions are better equipped to tap into the female economy, the world’s fastest growing market. The full guide is available exclusively to members.

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.