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On Our Radar: February 2022

A round up of the FinEquity team's top women's financial inclusion and economic empowerment content this month.
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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 an Instagram reel. We hope you enjoy!

On Our Radar

#AccelerateEquality Initiative

The World Bank Group (WBG) is marking the tenth anniversary of the WDR2012 with a year-long #AccelerateEquality initiative. Anna Fruttero and Jennifer Solotaroff of the WBG set the stage for where the initiative is headed in the next year, sharing considerations from reflection on the past ten years and the relevance of the WDR2012 report in the current context. Stay tuned for more #AccelerateEquality news throughout 2022. 

Finance Regulation Technology podcast

In this episode of the Institute of International Finance's Finance Regulation Technology podcast, Sonja Kelly, Director of Research and Advocacy for Women's World Banking, and Andy Woolnough, Executive VP of Global Advocacy, discuss digitizing finance for women’s empowerment. The podcast is available on Spotify, Apple podcasts and Google podcasts

"Stop Telling Working Women They Just Need an Equal Partnership at Home"

From the Harvard Business Review article by Bobbi Thomason: "The pandemic has put an outsized burden on working moms and there has been little offered in terms of solutions. One of the pieces of advice that women are often given is to demand an equal partnership with their spouses. But, as the author explains through research and her personal experience, that’s not always feasible. She argues that unequal partnerships are not always foreseeable or easy to avoid, and advocates that we stop blaming women and resolve to given them more support."

Conversations With Women Leaders

In financial institutions around the world, women continue to be underrepresented in senior leadership, with only 14 holding the governorship at a Central Bank. In this conversation series, Women's World Banking speaks with some of these women Governors about navigating success and promoting inclusiveness in their careers and key qualities needed to succeed at the helm of a Central Bank. 

Boom and Bust: NPR Reel

This Instagram reel by NPR is a comical but substantive illustration of the boom and bust business cycle, and how it disproportionately affects women, immigrants and people of color. 

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