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Philanthropy Impact's Financial inclusion for women – opportunities to maximise social impact.

  • Maurice Turnor Gardner 15th Floor, Milton House, Milton St, London EC2Y 9BH (map)

Culture, tradition, laws and lack of education are just a few of the factors that contribute to the financial exclusion of women. 145 million women are unbanked in sub-Saharan Africa and women entrepreneurs face barriers accessing financial support. This has negative implications for women’s businesses, families and communities.

“Women reinvest 90% of every dollar earned into their families’ education, health and nutrition.” Harvard Business Review, 2013

This event will explore the barriers and solutions to financial inclusion for women with a focus on low income countries. The panel will discuss the role that financial institutions, SMEs, private investors, philanthropists, microfinance institutions and charities can play in addressing the gender imbalance and bringing about social change.

Suzanne Biegel will be chairing this event.