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Winning the Women's Market How-To 2.0

GBA How-To: Porter’s Five Forces Framework

GBA How-To: Porter’s Five Forces Framework

This model asks you to understand five forces (competitors, suppliers, new entrants, substitute products and buyers) that shape any industry or market. It asks you to assess their strengths, whether low, medium or high. If all forces are high, then the market environment is highly competitive, and there is probably not significant value to be captured by entering it.

Winning the Women's Market How-To 2.0

GBA How-To: Strategic Planning Considerations

GBA How-To: Strategic Planning Considerations

When considering developing a Women’s Market program, you must examine how the program fits within the bank’s strategic priorities. A bank will already have defined its strategic goals, internal and external priorities, and long-term plans. You can use this worksheet to help scope your strategic planning.

Gender Lens Investing GBA

Gender Lens Investing

Gender Lens Investing

Gender Lens Investing: A Guide to Roles in the Ecosystem is a report for investors, philanthropists, or those helping to move capital, who want to apply a gender lens to portfolios. It explains the role of each actor in the ecosystem, considering where they sit in the gender lens investment landscape and what you need to know about them as someone who’s interested in moving more capital with a gender lens.

The Paradox of Gender-Neutral Banking

La Paradoja de la Banca de Género Neutral

La Paradoja de la Banca de Género Neutral

La Paradoja de los Servicios Bancarios de Género Neutro revela los desafíos por parte de la industria financiera para llegar a las clientes mujeres con los mismos enfoques que se utilizan para prestar servicios bancarios a los hombres y ofrece ejemplos de prácticas óptimas de bancos de la AGB. (English version)

When Women Thrive 2016 Mercer

When Women Thrive: Financial Services Perspective

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.

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)

Winning the Women's Market How-To 2.0

Winning the Women’s Market | Module 1

Winning the Women’s Market | Module 1

 

Strategic Planning Worksheet

When considering developing a Women’s Market program, you must examine how the program fits within the bank’s strategic priorities. A bank will already have defined its strategic goals, internal and external priorities, and long-term plans. You can use this worksheet to help scope your strategic planning.

 

SWOT Worksheet

Use this worksheet to think through what it will take to launch and implement a Women’s Market program.

 

Porter’s Five Forces Worksheet

This model asks you to understand five forces (competitors, suppliers, new entrants, substitute products and buyers) that shape any industry or market. It asks you to assess their strengths, whether low, medium or high. If all forces are high, then the market environment is highly competitive, and there is probably not significant value to be captured by entering it.

 

The Power of Women’s Market Data: A How-to Guide

Bankers fully understand the value of data in generating business insights and making informed decisions, yet, many banks struggle to disaggregate their data by sex. Without this data, banks are missing out on key insights to assess customer behavior or measure business performance more effectively. This In Brief was compiled based on the experiences of 11 GBA members and partners as a practical guide to support banks that are looking to start disaggregating their data by sex, or those looking to improve their current practices.

The Power of Women's Market Data

 

Establishing a Baseline: Example of Data Points

These data points were considered critical from Alliance members with active Women’s Market programs.

 

Market Share Worksheet

This worksheet will help you calculate your current and potential market share.

 

Women, Business and the Law

This World Bank report measures and compares gender parity in 173 economies, using data about legal restrictions on women’s entrepreneurship and employment in order to inform policy discussions and promote research on the linkages between the law and women’s economic opportunities.

Women, Business and the Law Report 2016

 

Opportunity Quantified & IRR

This worksheet will help you understand the potential value of the Women’s Market in your operational areas and if you have a business case.

Leave No One Behind UN

Leave No One Behind

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.

Power of Parity McKinsey

The Power of Parity: How Advancing Women’s Equality Can Add $12 Trillion to Global Growth

The Power of Parity: How Advancing Women’s Equality Can Add $12 Trillion to Global Growth

This report from the McKinsey Global Institute estimates the size of the economic potential from achieving gender parity and maps gender inequality using 15 indicators of gender equality in 95 countries.

Brookings Financial Inclusion

2016 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project Report

2016 Brookings Financial and Digital Inclusion Project Report

The second annual FDIP report from the Center for Technology Innovation at Brookings considers 26 countries across four “dimensions” of financial inclusion: country commitment, mobile capacity, regulatory environment, and the adoption of traditional and digital financial services. The report’s findings show continuing progress across the global financial inclusion landscape.

EY - Does Disruption Drive Job Creation

Does Disruption Drive Job Creation?

Does Disruption Drive Job Creation?

The EY Global Job Creation Survey 2016 surveyed a record number — nearly 2,700 — of entrepreneurs in 12 major economies. Almost 6 in 10 (59%) respondents expect to increase their workforce in 2016, a leap of more than a quarter year-on-year. It is also twice the proportion of large companies planning to grow headcount, as reported in EY’s recent Capital Confidence Barometer.

Mercer - When Women Thrive Businesses Thrive

When Women Thrive, Businesses Thrive

When Women Thrive, Businesses Thrive

Building on considerable research that proves the link between diversity, innovation, and profitability, When Women Thrive leverages Mercer’s extensive experience with thousands of companies around the world to help understand the actual drivers of success in building gender diversity. The study covers 583 organizations in 42 countries, representing 3.2 million employees, including 1.3 million women.

The Power of Flexibility: A Key Enabler to Boost Gender Parity and Employee Engagement

The Power of Flexibility: A Key Enabler to Boost Gender Parity and Employee Engagement

Bain & Company research has shown that along with “visible and committed leadership,” women believe “creating working models that support men and women with family responsibilities” to be the most important action to overcoming barriers to women’s progression into leadership roles. This report explores the importance of these flexible workplaces for retaining women.

Women Investors: A Critical and Growing Factor for Success in the Wealth Management Industry

Women Investors: A Critical and Growing Factor for Success in the Wealth Management Industry

The shifting landscape of the wealth management sector has moved industry participants to refocus business strategies. Simultaneously, women have emerged as interested, committed and knowledgeable investors. Women represent a meaningful investor segment, and capturing this segment is a massive opportunity for wealth management firms. However, to capture the segment, firms not only need to develop specific capabilities, but also the focus to meet the needs of the female investor. This report from Deloitte explores.

Digital Financial Solutions to Advance Women’s Economic Participation

Digital Financial Solutions to Advance Women’s Economic Participation

This report from the World Bank Development Research Group, the Better Than Cash Alliance, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Women’s World Banking, given to the G20 Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion, examines how governments, the private sector and development organizations can bring more women into the global economy through digital financial services.

The Power of Women's Market Data

The Power of Women’s Market Data: A How-to Guide

The Power of Women’s
Market Data: A How-to Guide

Bankers fully understand the value of data in generating business insights and making informed decisions, yet, many banks struggle to disaggregate their data by sex. Without this data, banks are missing out on key insights to assess customer behavior or measure business performance more effectively. This In Brief was compiled based on the experiences of 11 GBA members and partners as a practical guide to support banks that are looking to start disaggregating their data by sex, or those looking to improve their current practices.

The Value of Sex-Disaggregated Data

The Value of Sex-Disaggregated Data

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.

Inspiring Women in Enterprise

Inspiring Women in Enterprise

Inspiring Women in
Enterprise

This is a presentation RBS made to the Small Business Banking Network in February 2013. It features an overview of the size of the Women’s Market in RBS’s UK home as well as a discussion of the bank’s multiple global initiatives to expand and improve service to women. It also addresses RBS’s commitment to workforce and vendor/supplier diversity.

Women in Business

Women in Business

This is a presentation made by Alliance CEO Inez Murray at the IFC/Financial Times “Sustainability Days” conference in February 2013. It is a good source of statistics and information on the business case for serving the Women’s Market, an overview of the steps to take in building a Women’s Market program, and a presentation of the cases of Fleet Bank Boston and Westpac Australia. It also offers an extensive discussion of customer segmentation.

Women Want More from Their Bank

Women Want More from Their Bank

Women Want More from Their Bank

Standard Chartered prepared this presentation for use at its Bangladesh Consumer Banking Academy but it has relevance to every market. Excellent detailed discussion of the female economy and the business case for serving it, of women’s current state of satisfaction with the financial services industry (low) and concrete, actionable tactics for addressing this market.

Preliminary Benefit-Cost Assessment of the Final OWG Outcome

Preliminary Benefit-Cost Assessment of the Final OWG Outcome

The Copenhagen Consensus Center provides information on which targets will do the most social good, relative to their costs. More than 30 of the world’s top economists have assessed the 169 targets from the Final Outcome of the Open Working Group (OWG) document into one of five categories, based on evidence of the economic, social and environmental costs and benefits.

Investing in the Power of Women: Progress Report on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Initiative

Investing in the Power of Women: Progress Report on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Initiative

Investing in the Power of Women: Progress Report on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Initiative

A new report by Babson College on the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women program found that training and education for women entrepreneurs positively affects emerging economies by increasing revenues and creating jobs, expanding women’s contributions to their communities, and informing their leadership styles.

Women-Owned SMEs: A Business Opportunity for Financial Institutions

Women-Owned SMEs: A Business Opportunity for Financial Institutions

Women-Owned SMEs: A Business Opportunity for Financial Institutions

This report seeks to estimate the global and regional size of the women-owned SME market for financial services operating in the formal sector. It looks at the financing gap they face, as well as common financial and non-financial barriers faced by women entrepreneurs. The report also provides an estimate of the IFC’s global reach to formal women-owned SMEs.

Women Entrepreneurs in Mobile Retail Channels: Empowering Women, Driving Growth

Mobile Value Added Services: A Business Growth Opportunity for Women Entrepreneurs

Mobile Value Added
Services: A Business Growth Opportunity for Women
Entrepreneurs

This report by the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women finds that micro-entrepreneurs, representing 98% of entrepreneurial activity in the three markets the report examines (Egypt, Nigeria and Indonesia), offer the biggest opportunity for mobile value-added services adoption.

Women Entrepreneurs in Mobile Retail Channels: Empowering Women, Driving Growth

Women Entrepreneurs in Mobile Retail Channels: Empowering Women, Driving Growth

Women Entrepreneurs in Mobile Retail Channels:
Empowering Women,
Driving Growth

In this report, the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women investigates the gender composition of the “mobile value chain” in 11 different markets around the world. The report examines the current level of women’s participation in the MVC and the benefits of such participation both for mobile network operators and for women entrepreneurs.

Africa: Women's Economic Empowerment Opens up a World of Opportunity

Promoting Women’s Economic Empowerment: The Learning Journey of Standard Chartered Bank

Promoting Women’s
Economic Empowerment: The Learning Journey of Standard Chartered Bank

Standard Chartered started to think about a coordinated approach to addressing gender around 2005, and it has developed an innovative set of initiatives for women in its workplace, in its communities and for its female customers. The bank views all three strands as important for leveraging the Women’s Market and has quickly turned this view into a business imperative and key part of its customer strategy.