MARY ELLEN ISKENDERIAN WANTS FINANCIAL INCLUSION FOR 750 MILLION WOMEN — The Suite
The President and CEO of Women’s World Banking is helping low-income women access formal financial services – and it’s a $700 billion opportunity for the banks, fintechs and other businesses that are willing to get on board.
Mary Ellen Iskenderian is describing her offices at Women’s World Banking, the global non-profit of which she’s President and CEO. Based in midtown Manhattan, across the road from Grand Central Station, she’s on the 42nd floor of a beautiful, historically preserved building, with one view of the Chrysler Building, and another that runs all the way downtown. “It’s a really lovely space… that no one wants to come and work in any longer!” she exclaims, laughing. “It seems everyone wants to work from home these days.”
Power in Number — Women’s World Banking CEO, Mary Ellen Iskenderian, is changing the game for low-income women.
The U.S. Gender Pay Gap Impacts Women throughout their Lives — MARY ELLEN Iskenderian
Last Tuesday, March 8th, we celebrated International Women’s Day, recognizing the leadership and accomplishments of women around the world. So, there is more than a little irony in the fact that just one week later, Tuesday, March 15th, is #EqualPayDay here in the United States. And this, I’m afraid, is not a cause for celebration, because Equal Pay Day represents just how far into the new year the average American woman would have to work before she earned the same amount that the average American man was paid last year.