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Establishing why the female economy remains top of the agenda

31 August 2016

Engaging the female economy

The GBA's agenda details for the 15th Annual Summit of the Global Banking Alliance for Women, to be held October 18 to 20 in Washington, DC, and hosted by IFC, a member of the World Bank Group have been announced.

The agenda for is built around the theme “Boosting Business, Powering Growth: Business models to bank the female economy.” This year’s event will incorporate interactive, hands-on workshops led by key subject matter specialists, focusing on:

  • Digital banking that enhances the value proposition for women
  • Financing gender parity: a discussion of innovative financial instruments with specific gender themes
  • Embedding the Women’s Market program in the bank — from ambassadors and champions to sales force training
  • Models to maximize cost effectiveness of the non-financial services value proposition for women: information, education, networking and recognition
  • Fast tracking diversity and inclusion at the bank to support your Women’s Market program
  • Building an insurance offer to add value for women

In addition to engaging best practice panels and networking opportunities, the 2016 event will kick off with a Beginners Master Class on the business case for banks to serve the Women’s Market, using case examples from three expert GBA members — Westpac, Australia; Banco BHD León, Dominican Republic; and BLC Bank, Lebanon — and will feature a special forum on the roles key stakeholders in the public and private sectors can play to enable the growth of women-owned businesses.

Attendance at the Summit is by invitation only. GBA members should check their inboxes for their link to the Summit registration site and instructions on how to register. If you are not a member but are interested in attending the 2016 Summit, please write to with a brief description of your interest in attending the event.