Webinar: Bridging the Digital Gender Gap in Financial Inclusion

Lessons will be shared from BRAC’s launch of bKash--its mobile money platform--in Bangladesh and insights on the obstacles that stand in the way of bridging the financial access-usage gap of women.

In celebration of its 10th anniversary, the Center for Financial Inclusion at Accion asked 10 leaders in the financial inclusion community to set out their agenda for Getting Inclusion Right. The resulting essay and webinar series creates a roadmap to take financial inclusion into the next decade.

You are invited to join CFI on Wednesday, October 24, at 10:00 am EDT for this third virtual event , featuring Shameran Abed, Director of BRAC Microfinance and Ultra Poor Programs, on the digital and gender divide. Our Getting Inclusion Right series features insights from:

  • Simone di Castri and Ariadne Plaitakis of Bankable Frontier Associates on getting policies right and Buhle Goslar, Chief Customer Officer of Jumo, on getting credit right (held Thursday, October 18 at 10am EDT)
  • Garance Wattez-Richard of AXA on getting insurance right and Elisabeth Rhyne, Managing Director of CFI, on getting inclusion right from the customer’s perspective (now available to listen to here)

Over the coming weeks, you will also have a chance to read or hear from Tim Adams of the Institute of International Finance on why financial inclusion matters, and Mark Pickens of Visa on payments. We will also look at the ecosystem with Chris Skinner of the Finanser, data privacy with Katharine Kemp of the University of New South Wales, and the role of investors with Jonathan Whittle of Quona Capital.

Together, these leaders lay out a “true North” for the financial inclusion sector that is both visionary and practical as we work to create tangible benefits for the financially excluded and underserved.

We hope you’ll tune into these live conversations with leading figures as they discuss and respond to your questions about key challenges and opportunities for Getting Inclusion Right—we look forward to having you join us!

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