Capacity Building

Hands-on Learning

Intensive field visits and trainings expose Alliance members to the best practices of global leaders in the Women’s Market.

All-Stars Academy

The Financial Alliance for Women launched its All-Stars Academy in June 2016, in partnership with the Dutch Development Bank FMO. Featuring experienced guest lecturers from Alliance best practice members offering their expertise on every facet of Women’s Market program development and implementation, the Academy has quickly become one of our most popular and impactful peer learning offerings. Enrollment is open to senior financial services executives with responsibility for new business development, marketing or segments. The program is ideal for Financial Alliance for Women members at the early stage of Women’s Market program development as well as organizations that are seriously considering introducing a program.

To learn more and apply, visit the All-Stars Academy hub.


Study Tours

2018 Westpac GBA Study TourAlliance Study Tours offer members with early-stage Women’s Market programs and members looking to take their programs to the next level the opportunity to learn from the best in the business. Participants meet the teams responsible for developing and implementing world-class programs – including Strategy, Marketing, Distribution, Public Relations, Human Resources and Diversity – and discuss best practices, obstacles encountered and lessons learned. Alliance members host multiple Study Tours each year. Our first Study Tour of 2019 will be held at AXA in Paris in June, in conjunction with the 2019 Annual Summit.

Working Groups

Financial Alliance for Women Working Groups connect members for in-depth discussions on key areas of the Women’s Market. Working Groups  meet on a regular basis for guided interactive webinars that explore the most important topics around the Working Group’s theme, discussing successes, challenges and how best to overcome them.

Past Working Groups have focused on sex-disaggregated data, insurance for the Women’s Market, gender diversity and inclusion and product innovation. The Alliance is currently running a Working Group in partnership with Mercer on Women in Leadership, supporting institutions to tackle the challenges they face to advance and sustain women in leadership internally. In addition, the Alliance’s Communications Task Force, comprised of communications and marketing professionals from across the Alliance network, offers a space to share successes, exchange ideas and problem solve as we seek to become more effective at communicating with and marketing to women clients. Finally, we are partnering with Mastercard to run a Task Force on Payment Solutions for the Women’s Market, which will support members to design and implement value-add payment solutions for a target segment. 

Hilary Nichols runs the Alliance’s Working Groups. If interested, please reach out to her at

What the Participants Say

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