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Globally, 2 billion people remain unbanked and women lag behind men in terms of access to formal accounts, credit and savings products. 80% of women-owned small businesses have unmet credit needs, resulting in a credit gap of up to $320 billion. Closing the gender gap in financial inclusion could help reduce poverty and foster economic growth worldwide. FinEquity is a global community of practice to advance women's financial inclusion.

Join us for the FinEquity Spring Member Meeting in Istanbul on May 29, 2019 to share and learn about innovations in women’s financial inclusion, social norms, data measurement frameworks and more. This is your opportunity to learn from your peers and help shape the strategic direction of the FinEquity community.

The FinEquity meeting will be part of the MFC Annual Conference as a pre-conference event. FinEquity members who are interested in attending the 2019 MFC Annual Conference can attend at a discounted rate. You will receive a 25% discount code after you register for the FinEquity Spring Member Meeting. Please note that you will need to register seperately for the MFC Annual Conference.



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8:30 am to 9:00 am - Breakfast and registration

9:00 am to 9:30 am - Welcome

9:30 am to 10:15 am - FinEquity member shares

10:15 am to 10:45 am - Coffee and networking

10:45 am to 12:00 pm - Panel - A dialogue on changing gender norms to promote women's financial inclusion in Turkey

‘What would people say’ is a phrase that women often hear when trying to do something outside of the “norm’. Gender norms are informal rules that permeate actions, perceptions, and expectations of women and girls across individual, household, and community levels. These norms affect women’s access and use of financial services. They have the potential to explain unequal outcomes for women where the expected benefits from financial inclusion efforts have not accrued as intended. This dialogue will focus on how gendered norms shape women’s preferences and opportunities in Turkey, and how financial sector actors can develop product offerings and client outreach strategies that address these norms and promote women’s financial inclusion.

Moderator: Serdar Turan, Editor-in-Chief HBR - Turkey

Speakers:

  • Berna Tuzuner, Senior Manager for Women's Banking Development, TEB Bank, Turkey
  • Barbaros Ozbugutu - Founder and CEO, Iyzico

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm - Working group breakout sessions - social norms, technology and data working groups

1:00 to 2:00 pm - Lunch and networking

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For visa information, check out - https://www.mfc2019.org/visa-info/


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