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.
The Mobile Gender Gap Report 2020
This third edition of GSMA Connected Women’s The Mobile Gender Gap Report considers how women’s mobile access and use are changing, and how efforts to reach women with technology should evolve alongside.
Gender Equality Is Everyone’s Business
This report highlights the importance of engaging men as allies to advance gender equality across the value chain.
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.
Measuring Progress for Women
Presentation from Kiersten Barnet, Global Head Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, Bloomberg, at the 2019 Summit
The Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship
This report from RBS sets out recommendations to improve female start-up and scale-up rates and contribute £250 billion of new value to the UK economy.
Gender Lens Investing: How Finance Can Accelerate Gender Equality in Latin America and the Caribbean
Gender lens investing has grown exponentially as a way to increase financial returns and gender equality. What can Latin America and the Caribbean learn from it? This report from IDB Invest explores.
IMF Financial Access Survey 2018
The 9th Annual IMF Financial Access Survey covers 189 countries spanning more than 10 years. This Trends and Development report highlights some of the key takeaways from the data, including progress on women’s financial inclusion.
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.
Género en el Sistema Financiero 2018
El presente informe de la SBIF constituye la decimoséptima edición de un compromiso institucional que, en lo fundamental, busca satisfacer requerimientos de información asociados al diseño e implementación de políticas públicas en materia de equidad de género. Entrega información de endeudamiento de mujeres y hombres en el sistema bancario chileno.
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
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.
Exploring FinTech Solutions for Women
New digital technologies are revolutionizing the financial services industry around the world. Africa has been an innovation hub in this area, due to its rapid adoption of mobile communication networks. How might the explosion of fintech platforms and applications be tapped to foster greater financial inclusion, especially for women, who are underserved by traditional banking? This scoping paper from the IDRC and Mastercard explores available evidence on the uptake of fintech in Africa and how it is changing the financial landscape.
Women’s Financial Inclusion Data Partnership Principles
Stakeholders need a complete picture of the gap in women’s financial inclusion to be able to close it – and data is critical to this. These tenets reflect the aspirations and commitments of the WFID partnership (comprising the Alliance for Financial Inclusion, Data2X, the Global Banking Alliance for Women, the Inter-American Development Bank, IDB Invest, the International Finance Corporation, the International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank Group) to increasing women’s access to and use of financial services by promoting the collection and use of sex-disaggregated data.
The Way Forward: How Data Can Propel Full Financial Inclusion for Women
Data is one of the key elements necessary to create inclusive financial systems around the world. With more and improved WFI data, policymakers can design and monitor WFI interventions, and financial service providers can build a business case for targeting women as clients. This strategy document from the Women’s Financial Inclusion Data (WFID) partnership argues that only through a unified and sector-wide approach to the collection, analysis and use of gender data will women’s full financial inclusion be realized.
Powering Potential: Increasing Women’s Access to Financial Products and Services
This report, a companion to BNY Mellon and the UN Foundation’s Return on Equality publication, shines a spotlight on the opportunity to realize gains — in both gender equality and market returns — by increasing women’s financial inclusion around the world. The goal of the report is to inspire financial services providers to design and market products and services that fuel women’s full economic participation, and to encourage investors to steer their capital toward such companies.
MSME Finance Gap
This World Bank report offers an assessment of the shortfalls and opportunities in financing micro, small and medium enterprises in emerging markets, discovering that the total MSME finance gap for women is estimated to be valued at US$1.7 trillion – over 6 percent of total GDP.
Walking the Talk: Gender Diversity in the C-Suite
Nigel Carter discussed the business imperative for the financial services industry to pay attention to its C-suite gender gaps at the 2017 GBA Summit
Return on Equity: The State of Play in Gender Lens Investing
Suzanne Biegel of Catalyst at Large discussed why financial services firms should be looking into gender lens investing at the 2017 GBA Summit.
The Women’s Market for Insurance: An Emerging Business Opportunity
As the appetite of women worldwide for risk mitigation offerings continues to grow, a strong business case has emerged for insurance companies and banks to deliver tailored insurance solutions to the Women’s Market. Several GBA members are already integrating insurance solutions as part of their holistic value propositions for women. This InBrief explores the experiences of 12 GBA members and partners who participated in a working group to size the insurance business opportunity and share best practices.
Banking on Women Leaders: A Case for More?
The IMF measured the large gap between the representation of men and women in leadership positions in banks and bank supervision agencies worldwide. Their econometric analysis suggests that, controlling for relevant bank and country-specific factors, the presence of women as well as a higher share of women on bank boards is associated with greater bank stability, as represented by higher z-scores and lower nonperforming loan ratios.
Return on Equality
While women and girls have made significant gains in the past decade in terms of education, health, economic participation and political leadership, gender equality has yet to be attained in many critical areas, and at the cost of substantial and unrealized social and market benefits. This report from BNY Mellon and the UN Foundation explores investment opportunities that can help close global gender gaps.
Gender in the Financial System
This is the English version of the Superintendencia de Bancos e Instituciones Financieras of Chile’s 2016 report, “Gender in the Financial System,” intended to give the international community access to the country’s gender-based data on its financial system. (Versión en español)
Women’s Financial Inclusion Case Study
This case study from the Commonwealth examines an initiative by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) that has brought about a seismic shift in India’s financial system.
Leveraging Sex-Disaggregated Data to Accelerate Progress Towards Women’s Financial Inclusion
Women are still disproportionately excluded from the formal financial system and make up more than half of the world’s unbanked population. According to the 2014 Global Findex, 58 percent of women had an account compared to 65 percent of men. This gender gap has persisted at 9 percent for developing economies, despite progress to advance financial inclusion. This Guideline Note from AFI explores.
Sex-Disaggregated Data Toolkit
This AFI Financial Inclusion Data Working Group Guideline Note outlines steps to using supply and demand side sex-disaggregated data to close the financial inclusion gender gap based on the experience of AFI member institutions in a range of countries, including: Bangladesh, Burundi, Costa Rica, Chile, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ghana, Haiti, Malaysia, Morocco, Rwanda, Samoa, Senegal, Solomon Islands, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
La Oportunidad de la Banca Mujer
El Estudio Analítico sobre Banca Mujer, realizado por la AGB, es el único depósito de datos bancarios que miden el desempeño de las instituciones financieras en la Banca Mujer a escala mundial. Ésta es la primera publicación anual de este estudio y aquí se presenta un análisis global de los datos. En los próximos años publicaremos resultados adicionales, a medida que los bancos continúen ampliando sus capacidades para el análisis de datos. (English version)
The Economics of Banking on Women
GBA’s Women’s Market Analytics Survey is the only repository of banking data measuring the performance of financial institutions in the Women’s Market globally. This is the first annual publication of this survey and presented here is an aggregate analysis of the data. We will publish additional results in the coming years as banks continue to expand their data analytics capabilities. (Version en español)
Entrepreneurship at a Glance 2016
This OECD publication presents an original collection of indicators for measuring the state of entrepreneurship and its determinants, and provides new data on SMEs and SME productivity, plus indicators to monitor gender gaps in entrepreneurship.
In Brief: Hacia Definiciones Uniformes para el Segmento Mujer
En este In Brief se aborda el complejo tema del avance hacia un conjunto común de definiciones sobre el Segmento Mujer, determinándose exactamente lo que debe definirse, analizándose qué definiciones se están utilizando actualmente y por parte de quién, y elaborándose un conjunto de recomendaciones para promover la convergencia. (English version)
In Brief: Toward Uniform Definitions for the Women’s Market
This In Brief tackles the complex topic of moving toward a common set of definitions on the Women’s Market by determining what exactly needs to be defined, looking at what definitions are currently being used and by whom, and making a set of recommendations to encourage convergence. (Version en español)
When Women Thrive: Financial Services Perspective
Mercer’s “When Women Thrive, Businesses Thrive” global report is the most comprehensive look at women in the workplace, covering responses from 583 companies across 42 countries, including data on 3.2 million employees. In this market report, Mercer shares specific data and insights that organizations in the financial services industry can use to map their own journeys to greater gender diversity.
A Buck Short: What Financial Diaries Tell Us About Building Financial Services That Matter to Low-Income Women
Through the analysis of behavioral data from deep engagements with low-income, economically active women, this report from Omidyar Network includes both rich stories and detailed cash flows over time, offering a more nuanced view of surveyed women’s financial behavior, highlighting key differences from men’s, and uncovering compelling product design recommendations for financial services providers.
Leave No One Behind
This call to action for gender equality and women’s economic empowerment by the UN Secretary-General’s High-Level Panel on Women’s Economic Empowerment aims to draw attention to the challenges faced by the most disadvantaged women, to bring informal work from the margin to the mainstream, to highlight how discriminatory laws limit choice and to shed light on the centrality of unpaid work and care.
Género en el Sistema Financiero 2015
Este informe presenta los últimos descubrimientos sobre “Género en el Sistema Financiero” en Chile . (English version)
Brechas de género en el sistema financiero
Esta presentación estuvo a cargo de Superintendente Eric Parrado en la presentación del informe 2016 SBIF .
The State of the Field of Gender Lens Investing
This Criterion Institute report tells the history of the field of gender lens investing over the last five years and outlines a roadmap to the future, defining the critical areas of focus for resources and attention.
Women in Financial Services
This report by Oliver Wyman contains a series of articles that discuss a range of gender-related issues in financial services. It draws on statistics concerning female representation within the financial industry.
10 Million Strong: The Tipping Point for Women’s Entrepreneurship
This annual report from the National Women’s Business Council is a synthesis of the Council’s commitment to supporting women in business by producing best-in-class, actionable research on the most relevant issues facing aspiring and current women business owners and leaders, and identifying – through research and engagement – the unique barriers and challenges of women in pursuit of business.
Women’s Investment Behavior
This is the presentation given by Martin Iglesias, Manager of Asset Allocation, Itaú Unibanco, during the panel High Net Worth at the 2015 GBA Summit.
High Net Worth
This is the presentation given by Michael Foy, Director, Wealth Management, J.D. Power, during the panel High Net Worth at the 2015 GBA Summit.
Financial Inclusion by Gender in Zambia
This is the presentation given by Dr. Tukiya Kankasa-Mabula, Deputy Governor, Bank of Zambia, during the panel Toward a Data-Driven Ecosystem at the 2015 Global Data Symposium.
Toward a Data-Driven Ecosystem
This is the presentation given by Tania Moussallem, Assistant General Manager, BLC Bank, during the panel Toward a Data-Driven Ecosystem at the 2015 Global Data Symposium.
Mapping the Women’s Market Data Gaps
This is the presentation given by Inez Murray, Chief Executive of the Global Banking Alliance for Women, during the panel on Mapping the Women’s Market Data Gaps at the 2015 Global Data Symposium.
Demand Data Sets: The Other Side of the Equation
This is the presentation given by Gabriela Andrade, Financial Markets Senior Specialist, Capital Markets and Financial Institutions Division, Inter-American Development Bank, during the panel on Demand Data Sets at the 2015 Global Data Symposium.
Demand Data Sets: The Other Side of the Equation
This is the presentation given by Zaira Badillo, Director of Financial Services Access, Comisión Nacional Bancaria y de Valores de México, during the panel on Demand Data Sets at the 2015 Global Data Symposium.
Demand Data Sets: The Other Side of the Equation
This is the presentation given by Bénédicte de la Brière, Lead Economist, Gender, Human Development Network, World Bank Group, during the panel on Demand Data Sets at the 2015 Global Data Symposium.
The Value of Sex-Disaggregated Data
Governments and agencies around the world are increasingly prioritizing full financial inclusion of women, but moving the needle is impossible without data on how many women actually have access to financial services and through what channels. The Global Banking Alliance for Women (GBA), in collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and Data2X, has released this report based on interviews with over 50 regulators, policymakers, International Finance Institutions (IFIs) and bankers from around the world that reveals just how this data could inform better policies and prompt the private sector to take on this missed market opportunity.
Everyday Moments of Truth
Bain & Company surveyed more than 1,000 men and women in the US at all career levels, asking specifically about their interest in pursuing a top management position. They discovered that over time, women’s aspiration levels drop more than 60 percent, while men’s stay the same.