LISTEN: Inviting Women Into The Financial Fold with Mary Ellen Iskenderian

The topic of financial inclusion was a major theme at the recent World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa, with many of the recommendations discussed there already being implemented.

President of Women’s World Banking, Mary Ellen Iskenderian, says there is a growing recognition that women’s financial inclusion is not only important in achieving every other social goal, but it makes financial sense.

Women’s World Banking is a global NGO has provided low income women in developing countries access to micro-financing for nearly four decades. That is done by working through institutions that focus on empowering women in the financial space. Their model involves looking for companies who can tailor their products to cater for the needs of woman in the low income group, with a special focus on savings and other financial products that offer sustainability and easy access through the use of various technologies.

Women from across the continent are invited to Dar es Salaam on October 24-25 for a conference about the real developments that champion women’s finance. Tanzania is the perfect location as most of the successes are based in Africa, and the meeting will see companies and their clients discuss a way forward in growing this relationship.

OCTOBER 24 & 25, 2017

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