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Making Finance Work for Women & Underserved in the Global South

Empowering women is imperative to the global community and economy if we want to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) by 2030. Time and time again, it has been proven that investing in women and empowering women-focused enterprises is the key to achieving sustainable development. Although organizations and companies in both the private and public sectors as well as governments are taking active steps to improve the financial inclusion of women, we are very far from the finish line. Women continue to be the majority of unbanked adults (56%), women also continue to earn less on average…
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Shivani Gulati is Associate Vice President, Research and Advisory at Impact Investment Exchange, where she collaborates on thought leadership and project management for USAID, DFAT, and GAC to further gender-transformative and sustainable development. Previously she worked in impact evaluations and policy assessments for clients including World Bank and UN Women.
Eliza Cheah is Associate, Research & Advisory at Impact Investment Exchange, where she drives social and environmental impact in underserved communities through innovative financial solutions and sustainable investments. Her prior experience includes working with think tanks, non-profit and humanitarian organizations, conducting research and mediating discussions between ecosystem players across sectors.



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