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
  • Mark Napier, FSD Africa
  • Muna Sukhtian, Microfund for Women

9:15AM - 10:15AM


Break

10:15AM - 10:30AM


keynote

10:30am - 10:45am


Research presentation

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


Lunch

12:00PM - 1:00PM


RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

  • Irene Madeje Mlola, FSD Tanzania
  • Herman Smit, Cenfri

1:00PM - 1:15PM


Plenary Session: Designing for Behavior Change

  • Alex Blau, ideas42
  • Marina Dimova, Women's World Banking
  • Carolina Trivelli, Instituto de Estudios Peruanos
  • Matt Wallaert, An N of 1

1:15PM - 2:15PM


Break

2:15PM - 2:45PM


Design Workshops

(three simultaneous sessions)

credit

  • Samit Ghosh, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank

insurance

  • Karim Fanous, Lead Foundation

savings

2:45PM - 4:15PM


Break

4:15PM - 4:45PM


Keynote: What does blockchain mean for financial inclusion?

  • Charlene Chen, BitPesa

4:45PM - 5:00PM


End of Day Conversation

  • Mary Ellen Iskenderian, Women’s World Banking
  • Heidi Toribio, Standard Chartered

5:00PM - 5:30PM


Reception

5:30PM - 6:30PM

 

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


Break

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
  • Laura Hemrika, Credit Suisse
  • Oluwatoyin Sanni, United Capital Plc.
  • Angela Sun, Bloomberg

Gender Lens Impact Investing

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

New and Emerging Platforms for Financial Inclusion

  • Rose Muturi, Tala
  • Amolo Ng'weno, BFA
  • Caitlin Sanford, Facebook

10:30AM - 11:30AM


Break

11:30AM - 12:00PM


Debates

(multiple topics)

  • Francesca Brown, DFID
  • Tatenda Gatawa, IBM
  • Maria Largey, CDC Group
  • Bonney Tunya, CNBC Africa
  • Roshaneh Zafar, Kashf Foundation

12:00PM - 1:00PM


Networking Lunch

1:00PM - 2:00PM

 

Afternoon Theme: Key Segments to Reach

Keynote

2:00PM - 2:15PM


Plenary Session: Ensuring Safety and Opportunity for Girls

  • Fatema Dewji, METL
  • Supun Dias, Hatton National Bank
  • Uzoma Dozie, Diamond Bank
  • Mary Ellen Iskenderian, Women's World Banking

2:15PM - 3:45PM


Break

3:45PM - 4:15PM


RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

  • Henriette Kolb, IFC
  • Tazeen Hassan, World Bank Group

4:15PM - 4:30PM


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

  • Douglas Brew, Unilever
  • Bonney Tunya, CNBC Africa

4:30PM - 5:30PM


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

5:30PM - 6:00PM

 

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

The Making Finance Work for Women Summit is a global conference for stakeholders in women's financial inclusion. The event will focus on the most pressing issues in policy, technology, design and innovation for women's financial inclusion today.

Why does it matter?

As the world rallies around the Sustainable Development Goals, both financial inclusion and gender equality have emerged as critical prerequisites for achieving the goals. Empowering women through financial inclusion is an essential ingredient for achieving all of these objectives.