Join us for this next event in our Gender Lens series in which we will discuss how providing wider access to financial services & non-financial services to micro-enterprises/SMEs led by women is a key factor to the post-pandemic reactivation of the economy in emerging markets.
Micro-enterprises, a significant portion of which are founded by women, have limited access to financial services because they are either too small to access traditional banking services or too big to benefit from microloans. This gap is often characterized in literature on financial inclusion and women empowerment as the "Missing Middle." Beyond financial inclusion, developing a comprehensive set of tools and gender-focused programs - inclusive of non-financial services (education and health) is critical to empower women entrepreneurs and make them stronger customers for financial institutions and partners for investors, and ultimately a way to unlock growth in the post-pandemic economy.
Some of the topics we will be discussing include:
Our distinguished panelists are:
Participation in this GLI Working Group is free for all active ICF Members. Non-members of ICF are welcome to join one GLI Working Group event for the standard event price of $15, but will then be asked to become an ICF member.
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