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Gender Equity + Financial Inclusion
Virtual Program Agenda*

*subject to change

March 15, 2022

8:00 AM PDT

Kiva and USAID welcome

Jamille Bigio, USAID
Maya Chorengel, The Rise Fund

Chris Tsakalakis, Kiva


8:20 AM PDT

State of the Market: Gender equity and lessons learned from COVID

Moderator: Celia Wong, Kiva

Speakers:
Laura Fernández Lord, BBVA Microfinance Foundation (FMBBVA)
Tom Jones, Women’s World Banking
Sana Kapadia, GenderSmart
Eric Stephenson, Align Impact

A global look at gender equity–how women have fared through recovery efforts in response to the COVID crisis; how these experiences compare taking a regional and intersectional lens; and shining examples of effective GLI approaches in the past year.


9:30 AM PDT

Scaling Outcomes: Impact strategies building women’s financial resilience

Moderator: Dan Neale, World Benchmarking Alliance

Speakers:
Polly Kelekis, SPBD Microfinance Network
Tara Murphy Forde, Global Partnerships
Antonia Nalunga, Jibu

How investors are measuring and managing impact at scale, moving beyond counting number of women and toward understanding and achieving intended outcomes and impact.

  


10:30 AM PDT

Informal Networking Opportunity

Open to all registrants

Join fellow participants in Zoom breakout rooms to continue the discussion around topics of shared interest.

March 16, 2022

8:00 AM PDT

Participatory Product Design: Elevating end stakeholder voices to create better financial products for women

Moderator: Stasi Baranoff, Kiva

Speakers:
William Alemi Kenyi, BRAC Uganda Microfinance Limited
Kaylene Alvarez, Athena Global
Ramiro Rejas Carrera, 60 Decibels

Zainab Saeed, Kashf Foundation

How investors and investees are incorporating evidence-backed features addressing unique barriers faced by women, e.g., mobile money or other digital channels, separate business accounts, direct deposits, flexible collateral and guarantor requirements.




9:00 AM PDT

Corporate Perspectives: How corporates are advancing gender goals

Moderator: Rehana Nathoo, Spectrum Impact

Speakers:
Enki Toto, Salesforce Ventures Impact Fund
Sarah Marchal Murray, Kiva

A discussion on why and how corporates focus on advancing gender equity as a business priority.


10:00 AM PDT

Informal Networking Opportunity

Open to all registrants

Join fellow participants in Zoom breakout rooms to continue the discussion around topics of shared interest.

March 17, 2022

8:00 AM PDT

Data and Decision Making: Using better data to improve investment processes

Moderator: Wade Channell, Independent Consultant 

Speakers:
Ana Barrera, Aflore
Spencer MacColl, Kiva
Mayra Buvinic, Data2X and the Center for Global Development
Ashley Monson, Tableau Foundation

How investors are leveraging data to build better feedback loops into their investment processes to drive improved financial and impact performance.


9:00 AM PDT

Blended Finance for Women’s Economic Empowerment: Best practices in leveraging catalytic capital
Moderator: Noemi Danao-Schroeder, DAI

Speakers:
Diane Isenberg, Ceniarth
Debra Schwartz, MacArthur Foundation
Gwen Snyder, USAID

Lessons learned among impact investors on how they continue to evolve their blended finance strategies and what advice they have for peers and partners when designing blended structures in the context of women’s economic empowerment.


10:00 AM PDT

Closing Remarks

Celia Wong, Kiva Capital Management

Please contact geforum@kiva.org with any questions.