In honor of International Women’s Day, FINCA Impact Finance hosted a virtual panel discussion on COVID-19’s impact on women, its effect on poverty alleviation and financial inclusion, as well as the road to recovery and the necessity for women to be at the center of the business strategy going forward.

Research was shared on gender-intentional outreach initiatives, women-focused digital financial inclusion, along with global data collected over the past year focusing on COVID-19, poverty, and financial health.

The webinar featured Zar Wardak (Vice President & Division Director, FINCA Impact Finance), Mamie Kalonda (Directeur General, FINCA DRC), Scott Graham (Vice President, Research and Data Science), Lisa Kuhn (Consultant, Social Performance Task Force) and Dr. Cleopatra Mugyenyi (Director, International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)Vice President for Research and Data Science).

The session was moderated by Andrée Simon, President and CEO of FINCA Impact Finance.