Who We Are
FinEquity is a global community of over 4,000 researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and donors working on women's financial inclusion globally. Convened by CGAP, FinEquity envisions a world where women have the capabilities to access, negotiate and control financial services that improve their lives. Goals and strategies are guided by member needs.
A world where women have the capabilities to access, negotiate, and control financial services that improve their lives.
To accelerate women's economic empowerment through financial inclusion by catalyzing knowledge generation, fostering best practices and encouraging sector collaboration.
Collaboration, Inclusion, Effectiveness, Accountability.
Engaging with FinEquity - What Does Membership Mean?
By signing up for the FinEquity mailing list you are considered a member of FinEquity’s vibrant Community of Practice. FinEquity is an open and inclusive community and we’re always happy to add new members. Engaging with FinEquity provides a variety of channels and facilitated platforms for members to share experiences, identify key challenges, discuss new ideas, document emerging good practices and solve common problems associated with increasing equitable access to and use of a broad range of financial services.
FinEquity Annual Meetings are a terrific opportunity to connect with members of the global women's financial inclusion community as we engage in productive, inspiring conversations. The Annual Meeting includes a combination of panels, group discussions and member share sessions arranged to showcase solutions and ongoing efforts to accelerate women's economic empowerment through financial inclusion.
FinEquity Socials are informal gatherings hosted by members of our community around the globe. Often held on the sidelines of regional events, they are an ideal way to meet local peers and increase awareness of FinEquity issues at a grassroots level. For further information about hosting a FinEquity Social contact [email protected]
FinEquityALC: This Spanish-language discussion forum is intended to broaden engagement and exchange on women’s financial inclusion across the Latin American and Caribbean region. The FinEquityALC community has its own Dgroups and FinDev Gateway Web Pages.
FinEquity LinkedIn Group: The FinEquity LinkedIn Group is particularly suited for members seeking to grow their professional networks, develop new partnerships and share materials of interest.
Member Spotlights: Spotlights promote greater exchange and collaboration across the FinEquity community by showcasing the work of a cross-section of FinEquity members. Members Spotlights are often included in the Newsletter and always shared on the FinEquity Blog.
FinEquity Newsletter: Catch up on summaries of important FinEquity discussions, stay informed through our curated reading list, view recent webinars, read Peer Review summaries, share your news, and stay abreast of upcoming member events, webinars, RFPs and publications. Visit our Newsletter Archive, and subscribe to receive the FinEquity monthly Newsletter in your email inbox.
Dgroups: The easiest, most immediate way to connect with the FinEquity community. The FinEquity Dgroups list-serve allows you to participate in discussions, promote events and webinars, ask questions, connect with peers and share updates. Our Dgroups Information Sheet has all of the information you'll need to sign-up, set email preferences, join discussions and start your own conversations. Sign-up to join the FinEquity Dgroups.
Twitter: For recent developments from the broader FinEquity community and timely announcements from our team, follow us on Twitter at @FinEquityGlobal. FinEquity members are welcome to send social media kits for retweeting to [email protected]
Webinars: Engage with peers and learn about innovative new research, practices and helpful tools. These webinars cover a wide range of issues relevant to our community and are facilitated by FinEquity Working Group leads. Recordings are made available on our Events Page and often include recommended reading and follow-ups to Q&A.
Peer Reviews: A valuable opportunity for FinEquity members to receive input from a specially selected group of experts regarding new research, publications or other knowledge products they are producing. Facilitated by a member of the FinEquity team, Peer Reviews can be in-person, virtual or one-to-one consultations. For information on how to request a FinEquity Peer Review for your work program contact us at [email protected]
Resources: Find reports, conceptual models, case studies, policy briefs, Peer Reviews and a host of other specially curated materials to support your work on our Resources Page. By gathering our community’s most relevant resources, FinEquity supports collaborative learning and continued exchange of information, while reducing institutional learning curves and duplication of efforts.
#DGroupsDialogues: Members interested in drawing upon the collective expertise of the FinEquity community for their work are invited to host a #DGroupsDialogues held on our Dgroups channel within a designated period of time on topics ranging from research issues to implementation challenges and questions sparked by new publications. #DgroupsDialogues are produced together with a FinEquity Working Group lead. For more information see our How-To Use #DGroupsDialogues graphic.
FinEquity Blog: A carefully curated selection of views and news from a cross-section of experts, funders and practitioners shaping the conversation around women’s financial inclusion globally. See our Blogging Guidelines for information on how you might contribute to the FinEquity Blog, we are particularly interested in publishing original content and hearing from new voices.
Learning Themes: Interested in engaging more deeply on key thematic issues? FinEquity's learning agenda is organized around three main learning themes. Learn more about specific activities and engagement opportunities within each theme: Gender-Transformative Solutions, Digitally-Enabled Financial Inclusion, and Impact Pathways.