GLIS Book Reading | June 27 | 17h


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Join us for this exciting book launch presentation by Mary Ellen Iskenderian and get to know more about what it really takes to empower women. This event is organized by GLIS Gender Lens Initiative for Switzerland and supported by Sustainable Finance Geneva and alphamundi, hosted by responsAbility.

Nearly one billion women have been completely excluded from the formal financial system. Without even a bank account in their own name, they lack access to basic financial services, including secure ways to save money, pay bills, and get credit. Exclusion from the formal financial system means they are economic outsiders, unable to benefit from, or contribute to, economic growth. Microfinance has been hailed as an economic lifeline for women in developing countries. But as Mary Ellen Iskenderian shows in this book, it takes more than microloans to empower women and promote sustainable, inclusive economic growth.


Event details:

Monday, 27th of June 2022

Event Program

16:30 | Registration

17:00 | Welcome Address

17:10 | Book Presentation

17:40 | Q & A

18:20 | Networking



Mary Ellen Iskenderian

President and CEO of Women’s World Banking

Sarah Djari

Principal Financial Institutions & Fintech Private Equity at responsAbility Investments

Michael Fiebig

Head of Private Equity, responsAbility



Zollstrasse 17 8005 Zurich

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