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Members Only Webinar - Powering Prosperity: Financing Women Entrepreneurs in 2019

05 September 2019
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The latest numbers from IFC show the SME finance gap for female entrepreneurs in developing countries is a staggering US$1.48 trillion. At the same time, McKinsey & Company’s global research shows trillions could be added to global GDP by closing economic gender gaps, with up to US$326 billion added to the UK economy alone if women started and scaled new businesses at the same rate as men. The opportunity for financial services providers is vast, and as more players in the space are recognizing the value of the female economy, innovations in financing women’s businesses abound. This webinar, organized jointly with the Financial Alliance for Women, will explore the current landscape of financing for women entrepreneurs, with a look at case studies from two innovators who are finding success and making an impact with women in business. 

About the Speakers 

Paul Jenkins is a Senior Partner in McKinsey’s Oslo office. He is one of the core leaders of McKinsey’s global banking practice and the leader of Digital McKinsey in Western Europe. Paul serves clients in the banking sector on a wide range of strategy, marketing, operations technology and digital banking issues. His core clients include some of the world’s largest banks, headquartered in London, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Madrid and Sydney.

Yvonne Greeves is the Head of Women in Business for NatWest, The Royal Bank of Scotland & Ulster Bank. She is responsible for designing and implementing the Women in Business Strategy working with key stakeholders both internally and externally across the UK. With over 400 WIB specialists across the country she is also responsible for supporting this network to collaborate, build relationships and influence senior stakeholders, strategic partners and external organisations across the UK to drive the WIB proposition for the bank. 

Miriam Ballesteros is Marketing Director at Strands with focus on the FinTech and Personal Finance industries. Named on the "Women in FinTech Powerlist", Miriam is committed to raising awareness about financial technologies that make managing money a lot easier so people can get more out of life.

Sophia Davis is People and Communications Officer at Lidya. Prior to this role, she was a consultant for the World Bank Group and a Research Associate at Marga Incorporated.

Read a summary here.

Contact: Jessica Alfaro