Publicity Inquiries

Johanna Ramos-Boyer, JRB Communications, LLC | 

Women's World Banking, Chelsea Bennington, Communications  |

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Consultive Group to Assist the Poor (CGAP) in collaboration with The World Bank Group book launch

     Monday, April 25th, 2022

     Private Event in Washington DC

SOAS University of London Reimaginig Finance Network Seminar Series

     Monday, May 9th, 2022

     Private Event in London

Yale School of Management Exchange Webinar

     Tuesday, May 17th, 2022

       Private Virtual Event

GLIS Book Launch

     Monday, June 27th, 2022

     Private Event in Zurich

Oliver Wyman 

     Wednesday, June 29th, 2022

     Private Event in NYC

Women's Forum of New York

     Wednesday, June 29th, 2022

     Private Virtual Event

There's Nothing Micro About a Billion Women: Making Finance Work for Women

There's Nothing Micro About a Billion Women:

Making Finance Work for Women


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.

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