Day 1: October 24, 2017

Theme: Digital Financial Services

Opening Keynote

9:00AM - 9:15AM

Opening Plenary Session: Making Finance Work for Women

  • Ineke Bussemaker, NMB Bank
  • Mary Ellen Iskenderian, Women’s World Banking
  • Muna Sukhtian, Microfund for Women

9:15AM - 10:15AM


10:15AM - 10:45AM


10:45AM - 11:00AM

Plenary Session: What is the State of Digital Financial Services?

  • Diana Boncheva Gooley, Women’s World Banking
  • Elizabeth Kellison, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
  • Marie Kyle, BIMA
  • Olivia White, McKinsey & Company

11:00AM - 12:00PM


12:00PM - 1:00PM

Plenary Session: Designing for Behavior Change

  • Alex Blau, ideas42
  • Marina Dimova, Women's World Banking
  • Ruth Goodwin-Groen, Better Than Cash Alliance; UNCDF
  • Matt Wallaert, An N of 1

1:00PM - 2:00PM


2:00PM - 2:30PM

Design Workshops

(three simultaneous sessions)






2:30PM - 4:00PM


4:00PM - 4:30PM


4:30PM - 4:45PM

End of Day Conversation

4:45PM - 5:15PM


5:15PM - 6:15PM


Day 2: October 25, 2017

Morning Theme: Drivers of Women's Financial Inclusion

Plenary Session: Africa Leads: Policymakers Empowering Women

  • Charity Dhliwayo, Graca Machel Trust - New Faces New Voices Zimbabwe Trust
  • Tukiya Kankasa-Mabula, Bank of Zambia
  • Karen Miller, Women’s World Banking

9:00AM - 10:00AM


10:00AM - 10:30AM

Breakout Sessions: What Drives Greater Outreach to Women?

(three simultaneous sessions)

Gender Diversity and Leadership for Innovation

  • Gladness Clara Deogratias, NMB Bank
  • Stephen Frost, Frost Included

Gender Lens Impact Investing

  • Anne-Marie Chidzero, Alitheia Identity
  • CJ Juhasz, Women’s World Banking Asset Management
  • Henriette Kolb, IFC

New and Emerging Platforms for Financial Inclusion

  • Rose Muturi, Tala

10:30AM - 11:30AM


11:30AM - 12:00PM


  • Bonney Tunya, CNBC Africa

12:00PM - 1:00PM

Networking Lunch

1:00PM - 2:00PM


Afternoon Theme: Key Segments to Reach


2:00PM - 2:15PM

Plenary Session: Ensuring Safety and Opportunity for Girls

  • Mercedes Canalda, Banco Adopem
  • Supun Dias, Hatton National Bank
  • Uzoma Dozie, Diamond Bank

2:15PM - 3:45PM


3:45PM - 4:15PM

Plenary Session: Financing Women-Owned SMEs in the Global Supply Chain

  • Douglas Brew, Unilever
  • Bonney Tunya, CNBC Africa

4:15PM - 5:15PM

Closing Conversation: Looking Ahead: The Next Five Years in Women's Financial Inclusion

5:15PM - 5:45PM