Women’s World Banking to Host Making Finance Work for Women Virtual Summit

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on gender equality, and years of progress could be reversed. From losing their jobs faster than men, to increases in domestic violence, and inability to access female healthcare, the pandemic has exposed and exacerbated already existing gender gaps, especially for unbanked and underserved women. However, we have also seen positive action in addressing some of these challenges — for example, the rapid activation of government-to-person (G2P) payments aimed specifically at women. It is against this backdrop that, on 20-21 October 2020, Women’s World Banking and industry experts will convene for the annual Making Finance Work for Women Virtual Summit to discuss how we can help women recover from the current economic and health crisis, and build resilience against the next.

The two-day virtual Summit will gather industry leaders and practitioners as they look to drive action towards financial inclusion and improve financial resilience for women. Using an innovative virtual platform, the Summit will consist of interactive sessions, plenary panels, and presentations of global research on a range of topics including: the widening gender gap, crisis recovery, wage digitization to leadership & diversity, gender lens investing, and G2P payments.