Does providing women access to finance play an effective enough role in empowering women politically or is there another way forward?
FINCA Impact Finance’s (FIF) microfinance subsidiary in Malawi, announced that it has secured a $1.5 million USD loan facility with a four-year tenor from the Belgian Investment Company for Developing Countries (BIO).
Discussion of how fintech and financial inclusion can close the gender gap took center stage at FINCA Impact Finance’s 2019 International Women’s Day event, Can the Future Still Be Female? A Discussion on Fintech and Gender Balance. Panelists included Rosita Najmi of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Dr. Sonja Kelly of the US State Department, Bhavana Srivastava of MicroSave Consulting and Elissa McCarter Laborde of the Vitas Group.
Fintech innovation can help close the gender gap—but intentional, targeted action is necessary to ensure new technologies are used in the right ways—and for the right reasons.
Is FinTech the key to closing the gender gap? Panel discussion moderated by Andrée Simon, CEO of FINCA Microfinance Holding Company, followed by networking session.