World Affairs Podcast: On Shifting Ground with Ray Suarez

World Affairs PODCAST: On Shifting Ground with Ray Suarez, KQED

Geopolitical turmoil. A warming planet. Authoritarians on the rise. We live in a chaotic world that's rapidly shifting around us. "On Shifting Ground with Ray Suarez" explores international fault lines and how they impact us all. Each week, NPR veteran Ray Suarez hosts conversations with journalists, leaders and policy experts to help us read between the headlines – and give us hope for human resilience.

Can Microloans Lift Women Out of Poverty?

So far, the world has failed to keep up with the U.N. development goals for gender equality... and the clock is ticking. Can increased financial inclusion and political participation for women help bridge the gap? Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO of Women's World Banking, believes our traditional financial system fails women. She speaks with Ray Suarez about how tech and global investment can help level the playing field.

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Humans of Fintech Podcast episode: Live from Money 20/20: Financial Inclusion is the Only Thing Keeping Fintech from Failing

Humans of Fintech Podcast episode: Live from Money 20/20: Financial Inclusion is the Only Thing Keeping Fintech from Failing

Humans of Fintech Podcast episode: Live from Money 20/20: Financial Inclusion is the Only Thing Keeping Fintech from Failing
Live from Money 20/20 Nicole is joined on stage by two stellar guests, moving the needle on financial inclusion. Nicole is in conversation with Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President at Women’s World Banking and Shivani Siroya, CEO and Founder at Tala. The panel gets into 720 billion reasons for financial equity, helping women and marginalized people across the globe get access to financial products, and how to build a business with empathy. This is a special episode you won’t want to miss.

What the FinTech? | S.3 Episode 15 | Unleashing the potential of half the planet

In this episode of the What the Fintech? podcast, we’re joined by president and CEO of Women’s World Banking (WWB), Mary Ellen Iskenderian, to discuss how the group is broadening access to financial services for women across the world.

Mary Ellen and FinTech Futures reporter Alex Pugh discuss how the world’s largest network of microfinance institutions and banks marries a macro and local approach, the cultural and economic roadblocks that prevent women accessing financial services, how to tackle ‘app islands’, the war in Ukraine, and the effects of the pandemic on women gaining access to the financial ecosystem.

Lastly, we discover what fintech buzzword Mary Ellen wants to liberate from our Fintech Jail.

Markets, The French Election, And Women In Finance — Bloomberg

The Tape Episode

Jess Menton, Equities Reporter with Bloomberg News, discusses markets, stocks, and inflation. Laura Wright, Producer with Bloomberg TV, discusses the French election and what it means for the US and global economies as well as the war in Ukraine. Hans Olsen, CIO at Fiduciary Trust Company, talks about markets, investing, and the economy. Mary Ellen Iskenderian, CEO at Women’s World Banking, talks about women working in finance and job opportunities in the sector in America and in developing nations. Hosted by Matt Miller and Kriti Gupta.





Episode 6: Mary Ellen Iskenderian Talks Financial Inclusion for Women Around the World

Global Partners for Development proudly presents: What do you understand? A deep dive into the many facets of philanthropy and development. Experts in their field will discuss an aspect of their work that they understand particularly well. Let’s talk about big bets, innovation, social enterprises, large scale humanitarian aid, and the fixation on ending things or solving human’s greatest problems and the issues that arise while tackling it all.

I am your host Ria Pullin, and my co-host is the executive director of Global Partners for Development, Daniel Casanova.