Mar 08, 2023

International Women's Day - overcoming challenges, social norms and availing of new opportunities through financial inclusion

The impetus for innovation in how the financial inclusion sector can help women overcoming challenges, social norms and avail themselves of new opportunities, has never been stronger. This International Women's Day, e-MFP commits to supporting its members in addressing gender barriers and ensuring equity and opportunity for women everywhere.

See a selection of our recent resources on women's financial inclusion:

EMW2022 Session recordings:

How green inclusive finance fosters women's empowerment through energy access
Plenary 2: Financial Inclusion that Works for Women

Gender diversity and leadership in financial inclusion

Gender lens investment in practice: Moving forward and beyond
Lessons from emerging markets: What can accelerate women’s financial inclusion in Europe


Financial Inclusion that Works for Women: Lessons and best practices from the European Microfinance Award 2022
« L'inclusion financière au service des femmes » : Leçons et bonnes pratiques issues du Prix européen de la Microfinance 2022
La Inclusión Financiera al Servicio de la Mujer: Lecciones y Mejores Prácticas del Premio Europeo de las Microfinanzas 2022
e-MFP's Members' Spotlight 2022 on 'Financial Inclusion that Works for Women'

Blog Series:

Coming Forward: The Role of Mobile Money Agents in Driving Women’s Financial Inclusion by Bobbi Gray & Piyush Singh
Women-Centered Design: Making Financial Products and Services Work for Women by Marina Dimova
Championing the Female Economy: The Advantages, Challenges, and Opportunities by Inez Murray
On International Women’s Day 2022 – A New Approach for Financial Inclusion for Women by Sally Jacoub


Photo credits (in order): BNP Paribas, Advans, D. Gentilhomme/GCAF, Grameen Foundation USA

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