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WEBCAST: Improving Women’s Access to Finance for a Post-COVID Recovery

AS/COA and Citi Foundation host a conversation on improving women's financial inclusion, featuring Colombian Vice President Marta Lucía Ramírez.
Women display fruit for sale at their store in San Miguel, El Salvador. Guillermo Martínez/APHOTOGRAFIA/Getty Images

Improving access to finance for women entrepreneurs would provide a massive boost to Latin America’s post-COVID recovery – and help address inequality and poverty as well. At present, nearly half of Latin American women lack a bank account, let alone access to credit for their small businesses. How can governments and banks best address barriers ranging from limited information about financial instruments to outright gender bias? What are good examples and cases of success in the region?

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The program was livestreamed on this page on August 25 at 3:00 p.m. ET.

Speakers:

  • Marta Lucía Ramírez, Vice President of Colombia @mluciaramirez
  • Reina Irene Mejía, CEO of Citi Honduras
  • Susana García-Robles, Executive Advisor to the Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America (LAVCA) @RoblesSusanaro
  • Roberto Simon, Senior Director for Policy, AS/COA @robertosimon (moderator)

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