Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President & CEO, Women’s World Banking joins FinextraTV at Money20/20 in Las Vegas, speaking on how the role of fintech is bridging the digital gender gap and driving economic equality, what changes need to be made to achieve true inclusion, and the significance of WWB’s Fintech Innovation Challenge.
Enabling women everywhere to access financial services
For more than 15 years, Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO of Women’s World Banking, has devoted her professional life to ensuring that women, irrespective of their background and country of origin, have access to financial services as a basis to achieve security and prosperity.
Women's World Banking's President & CEO Mary Ellen Iskenderian and GSMA's Director General Mats Granryd sat down during #UNGA77 week to discuss the importance of accelerating digital financial inclusion for women entrepreneurs. The Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion Advocacy Hub, led by Women’s World Banking and the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) is a catalyst for collective action unifying local, regional, and global stakeholders with the common objective of accelerating progress in Women’s Digital Financial Inclusion. Learn more at www.itshereconomytoo.org.
Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President & CEO of Women's World Banking discusses giving low-income women around the world access to the financial tools and resources they require to achieve security and prosperity.
Nearly one billion women have been completely excluded from the formal financial system. Without even a bank account in their own names, they lack the basic services that most of us take for granted—secure ways to save money, pay bills, and get credit. Exclusion from the formal financial system means they are economic outsiders, unable to benefit from, or contribute to, economic growth. Microfinance has been hailed as an economic lifeline for women in developing countries—but, as Mary Ellen Iskenderian shows in this book, it takes more than microloans to empower women and promote sustainable, inclusive economic growth.