08:00 am - 09:30 am   GMT : -04:00, America/New_York

The Future of Finance for Women SMEs

Women are a driving force for the economies in which they operate. However, women entrepreneurs face a range of financial challenges in realizing their business potential and are less likely than men to have adequate financial services. IFC estimates a US$1.5 trillion finance gap for women-owned micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) in emerging economies. Financial institutions in Africa, Latin America, North America, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe have innovated to narrow the finance gap and reach these important customer segments, using innovative products and solutions that harness technology, data, and customer-centric value propositions. 
To enable the financial sector to better serve women customers including women-owned businesses, IFC’s Banking on Women (BOW) business has developed scalable solutions with partners that involve investments, advisory services, and blended finance supported by partners such as Goldman Sachs Foundation.
In this webinar on April 13th, 2022 at 8 am EDT, leaders, and IFC partner financial institutions discuss their innovations to finance and support growth for women customers and targeted solutions in SME finance, housing finance, trade finance, and capital markets.  
 As of June 2021, IFC’s Banking on Women (BOW) business has mobilized and invested over US$3 billion in financial institutions, specifically to finance women-led SMEs.

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08:00 am - 09:30 am

GMT : -04:00, America/New_York


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Carl Wegner
the Chief Executive Officer of Contour, a network to lead a global adoption of blockchain-based trade solutions