Making Finance Work for Ladies for 45 Years | Dr. Jennifer Riria

To rejoice Ladies’s World Banking’s forty fifth anniversary, we’re showcasing the voices of people from around the globe who’ve formed and touched Ladies’s World Banking journey. These are tales from throughout Ladies’s World Banking’s attain from the ladies we serve and our clients, to allies and ladies in management who’ve contributed to girls’s financial empowerment and monetary inclusion.

Meet Dr. Jennifer Riria, the President and CEO of Echo Community and considered one of Africa’s main girls entrepreneurs. She is distinguished as a microfinance banker and practitioner, researcher and gender specialist. She has served in lots of management roles for which she has been acknowledged domestically and internationally. In 2013 she was awarded the Ernst & Younger (EY) Entrepreneur of the yr, East Africa 2013, and subsequently, the EY Entrepreneur of the 12 months Award 2014, at which level she was admitted to EY’s World Corridor of Fame. 

Few girls within the microfinance world are as recognizable as Jennifer. If there’s one lady that’s proof of the ability of particular person entrepreneurs to make a distinction, it’s her. She has singlehandedly reworked the microfinance business in her native Kenya in an effort to tangibly enhance the lives of practically 1 million girls. Due to her efforts, a whole bunch of 1000’s of Kenyan girls have first-time entry to finance, beforehand not accessible to them, and in consequence, are at present empowered to reside their lives and fulfill their very own potential and desires.  

In episode 10 of The Making Finance Work for Ladies Podcast, Jennifer delves into the intersection of local weather change and digital monetary inclusion with a distinguished African girls’s proper advocate. Her journey offers distinctive insights into the pressing want for progressive options to fight local weather change whereas fostering monetary inclusion, particularly for ladies. The initiatives mentioned will unveil the essential position of digital monetary inclusion in empowering communities affected by local weather change, significantly girls.

Be a part of us as we discover the transformative potential of climate-conscious finance and the indispensable position of girls like our visitor in shaping a extra resilient and equitable future for all.  

Ladies’s World Banking is devoted to financial empowerment by way of monetary inclusion for the practically one billion girls within the world with no or restricted entry to formal monetary companies. Utilizing our refined market and shopper analysis, we flip insights into actual motion to design and advocate for coverage engagement, digital monetary options, office management applications, and gender lens investing.

As a part of our present technique, we’ve helped present 37 million girls in rising markets – focusing on 100 million by 2027 – entry and use of monetary merchandise and companies which might be reworking girls’s lives, households, companies and communities, and driving inclusive progress globally.

Be a part of Jennifer and assist us attain the practically billion girls nonetheless excluded from the formal monetary system. Donate now.

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