FinEquity Guide

On Our Radar: November 2022

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An updated take on "What We're Reading", the FinEquity team brings you a curated list of women's financial inclusion and economic empowerment content we've been consuming recently, from podcasts, new initiatives and articles to videos and social posts. 

On Our Radar

Historias de cambio podcast

Curious to know how Graduation Programs can promote economic inclusion and women's empowerment? Hear it directly from program participants in this podcast! 

On Gender, Identity & Intersectionality

MaryBeth Bognar and Alex Nana-Sinkam—Program Manager and Design Director for, respectively—currently lead the Chroma Collective, alongside Partnerships Director Luan Nio. The Collective convenes cross-institutional gender practitioners to leverage design innovation that can drive gender across international development systems. From their own experience with gender, MaryBeth and Alex share their stories that inform why they do this work, what it means to them and their visions for a more equitable future.

Women in the Workplace study

This year’s Lean In and McKinsey & Company #WomenInTheWorkplace report raises an important alarm: Many women leaders are leaving their workplaces because they're being spread thin and forced to suffer harmful stereotypes and microaggressions. But the report also offers a path forward. By committing to flexibility, employee well-being, and DEI, companies can meet women where they are and invest in the women leaders of today—and tomorrow. 

How to Track International Funding to Women’s Economic Empowerment - A Step by Step Guide

This document by Publish What You Fund outlines the steps you can take to identify international funding to WEE in a specific country. The approach uses project-level development assistance data gathered from a range of sources. To ensure replicability, we have piloted and adapted this methodology while tracking funding in Kenya, Bangladesh, and Nigeria. This guide is designed to help policymakers, advocates, funders, and researchers to track and understand international funding for WEE.

GSMA Interview: how digital connectivity can drive Africa's growth

CNBC Africa interviewed Cuvellier at MWC Africa (#mwc22) to talk about GSMA - Mobile for Development's work. The conversation includes a brief overview of the GSMA's efforts to help address the mobile internet 'usage gap' in Africa in particular, working with partners to ensure no one is left behind in the digital world by bridging the gender gap, expanding digital skills, improving handset affordability, etc. 

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