Report on the Program Applied in Bolivia “Women Leading the Way”
A pilot program was held to develop women’s leadership within Pro Mujer in the city of Cochabamba on December 5-6, 2016. The guidelines for the workshop were as follows:
The following modules were completed during the workshop:
Module I: Knowing
The uptake in mobile money in developing markets is generating unprecedented opportunities for innovation in digital financial services, products, and business models. Fintech innovation has the potential to propel financial inclusion forward immensely by lowering the costs associated with reaching the mass market with new products and services. However, in developing countries – where these innovations are most needed – it is hard to find fintech startups that are ready for investment, leading to investor frustration and a scarcity of early-stage funding and mentorship for promising ventures.
The importance of improving financial inclusion for women is receiving an increasing amount of attention. Recent research provides solid evidence that when women—50% of the world’s population—participate in the financial system, there are significant benefits in terms of economic growth, greater equality and societal well-being. However, despite significant advances in financial inclusion for both men and women between 2011 and 2014, women still lag behind in access and usage of financial products and services.
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