SEEP Conference to feature 'Portfolios of the Poor' authors, Center for Financial Inclusion-led trainings

> Posted by Jon Pattee
Daryl Collins, Jonathan Morduch, and Stuart Rutherford, the authors of Portfolios of the Poor, will headline the annual conference of the Small Enterprise Education and Promotion (SEEP) Network this November 1-5th in Arlington, Virginia.
This year’s gathering of microenterprise development leaders from around the globe will honor SEEP’s 25th anniversary and tackle solutions to major industry challenges such as managing risk and monitoring social performance.
Center for Financial Inclusion staff will lead several  trainings and roundtables on topics such as transformation and governance, client protection, and financial inclusion for the disabled. You can sign up for these events when registering for the conference.

  • Training: The Forgotten Side of Transformation: Governance & Aligning Stakeholder Interests—Deborah Drake, Vice President and Program Manager, Investing in Inclusive Finance and Alex Silva, Principal Partner, President and Founder of Omtrix, Inc.
  • Workshop: Tools for Consumer Protection—Charlotte Connors, Manager, Operations and Communications, The Smart Campaign
  • A Breakfast Roundtable on Inclusion for People with Disabilities—Josh Goldstein, Principal Director and Disability Inclusion Project Manager

Participants will also celebrate achievements, address today’s challenges and opportunities, and explore opportunities for expanding financial inclusion by using new products and targeting new demographics.
For more information or to register, please visit For details regarding sponsorship opportunities, please contact Lindsey Longendyke at