What is WAM NY?
Women Advancing Microfinance (WAM) a professional, not-for-profit networking group in New York City bridging the community of supporters, practitioners and leaders in microfinance.
WAM NY aims to advance women's participation and leadership in the microfinance industry. The cornerstone of our mission is the WAM NY Scholarship Fund for women in microfinance within developing areas, providing access needed training & development.
Join today NY Chapter members benefit from an active schedule of networking events, professional workshops, and connecting with others in the global microfinance community. Join or renew your WAM-NY membership for $40. This gives you free entrance to most events for 2013. (And $10 of membership fee supports the scholarship fund.)
What is the WAM NY Scholarship fund?
Each year, WAM NY awards scholarship funds to women microfinance practitioners for leadership & professional development courses. Scholarship funds are raised through membership dues, donations & special events. To date, we have raised over $40,000 for scholarships.
Congratulations to our 2012 Scholarship Recipients:
Anara Maksytova, First Microcredit Company, Kyrgyzstan to attend the "Certified Expert in Microfinance" e-learning course of the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management.
Aumau Fau, SPBD Microfinance, Samoa to attend the MicroSave Applied Microfinance Institute in Asia.
Darling Diaz, Pro Mujer, Nicaragua to attend Boulder Latin America.
Farida Khushdil, The First Microfinance Bank, Afghanistan to attend Boulder Turin.
Nora Ajagjal, Aga Khan Training Academy, Kenya to attend the Diploma in Market-Oriented Small Business Development Services Program at ILO International Training Center.
Patsy Mayorga, Pro Mujer, Nicaragua to attend a post-graduate course in Advanced Finance at the Universidad Americana, Nicaragua.
Essi Digo, Plan Togo to attend the Savings Group Management Information Systems Workshop at SMDP Togo.
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Join us for our popular "Dinner & Conversations" event with Industry Leaders!
Elizabeth Scharpf, Founder of SHE
Join us on Thursday May 30th for our Dinner & Conversations event with leaders from Women's World Banking, Pro Mujer, Sustainable Health Enterprises (SHE), and Global Impact Investing Network.
When: Thursday, May 30th
Where: Spina Restaurant
Fee: $40 for members, $45 for guests
Fee includes 3-course dinner
Table 1: Jana Smith of Pro Mujer on providing integrated services to the global poor.
Table 2: Sapna Shah of GIIN on the diversity of Impact Investing in the financial services sector.
Table 3: Elizabeth Scharpf of SHE on women's economic potential through female-run enterprises.
Table 4: Jaclyn Berfond of WWB on the transformative role of gender data
1) Your seat will be confirmed only upon payment through Paypal.
2) We will try our best to accommodate your table preference but cannot guarantee it. Only 8 participants per table.
3) Please only register for ONE table
Over $18,100 raised at our October Scholarship Fundraiser night!
Thank you to all who supported our annual celebration & fundraiser for women in microfinance. And congrats to those of you who won those delicious raffle prizes and auction items!
Wonderful photos of the event were taken by volunteer Mindy Best of www.mindybestphotography.com and you can see more on the events page.
Our 2012 commemorative booklet: