In Conversation With Mary Ellen Iskenderian: Championing Inclusive Finance to Empower Women

In her recently released book, There’s Nothing Micro about a Billion Women: Making Finance Work for Women, Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO of Women’s World Banking, provides a comprehensive look at why women’s financial inclusion matters, arguing that it’s more than just a social good; in fact, closing the gender gap in financial inclusion also boosts business and benefits economies.

In this Q&A installment, Mary Ellen outlines the fundamentals and far-reaching benefits of financial inclusion, the concrete actions financial service providers can take to close the gender gap, and the role of Women’s World Banking in championing inclusive finance.