08:00 - 08:10 EST

08:10 - 08:40 EST

08:40 - 09:30 EST


09:30 - 09:40 EST 

09:40 - 09:45 EST


09:45 - 10:15 EST


10:15 - 10:30 EST
Opening Remarks, Stephen Rasmussen, CGAP Interim CEO
Guided Networking Session
Member-Led Sessions 
Breakout Room 1: Gender Informed Design for Digital Financial Services and Digital Financial Literacy  Breakout Room 2: Gender Analysis Tools and How Insights Translate into Practice Breakout Room 3: Gender-Balanced Workforce and Women Leadership in the Financial Services Sector
  • Women's World Banking - video
  • World Council of Credit Unions - video 
  • Opportunity International - video

Overview of FinEquity-Led Thematic Sessions, Yasmin Bin-Humam, CGAP Financial Sector Specialist
FinEquity Thematic Sessions

Breakout Room 1: Impact Pathways, FinEquity's thematic lead Jenny Morgan    
Effective and affordable financial tools are critical to women’s economic empowerment (WEE) yet measuring WEE remains a challenge. Join the discussion on how we can  collectively approach this challenge and help shape other learning initiatives this coming year. 

Breakout Room 2: Gender Transformative Solutions, FinEquity's thematic lead Nisha Singh

If you are interested in creating a gender balanced workforce, using gender analysis tools to better understand needs of women, and addressing gender norms in financial inclusion, join the conversation and contribute to the learning agenda! 

Breakout room 3: Digitally Enabled Financial Inclusion, FinEquity's thematic lead Catherine Highet

Bulk payments such as Government-to-person aid disbursements have long been seen as a way to bring women into the formal financial system. However, this often fails to happen. This session will offer a conversation around sustainable and digitally inclusive structures and practices. 
Closing Remarks, Antonique Koning, CGAP Gender Lead
23:00 - 01:00 EST 
December 8

09:30 - 11:30 IST

December 9
Asia Pacific Regional Session
"What will people think?” - Women & Inclusive Digital Economies in Asia-Pacific


Restrictive social and cultural norms limit women’s economic opportunities and ability to meaningfully participate in and benefit from digital economies. In this session, co-hosts UNCDF and BRAC will explore their learning journey in understanding how to build inclusive digital economies for women with a special focus on understanding and addressing normative constraints. They will also share important lessons and good practices in supporting women, especially women entrepreneurs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
09:00 - 10:40 EST

11:00 - 13:00 EST
Africa Regional Session
Recovering from COVID-19: What is working for women-led MSMEs in Sub-Saharan Africa?


Co-hosted by FSD Network and Graça Machel, this session will explore the economic recovery and reconstruction following the COVID-19 pandemic, with a special focus on what is working for women-led micro and small-to-medium enterprises (MSMEs) in Sub Saharan Africa.
#FinEquityALC2021 (In Spanish Only)
Keeping women front and center in financial inclusion in Latin America and the Caribbean 


Co-hosted by FinEquity ALC and its external partners, this session will focus on the progress made in the five priority areas for the region:
  • Public policies and financial tools for women and their families to manage the pandemic and regain financial health
  • Gender intentional financial education with a focus on digital financial tools
  • Correcting biases in the financial system by raising awareness and highlighting good provider practices
  • Inclusive rural finance for women
  • The need for female leadership in times of COVID-19
For more information on this session and to register visit the event page here.