In a recent Huffington Post article, the President of Pfizer Latin America, argues that while most people see the economic empowerment of women as an equality issue, it is in fact a business issue.
Ujjivan Financial Services, a leading Indian microfinance institution and a member of the WWB network, celebrated International Women’s Day with great energy and creativity this year. Inspired by its work in 2010 with WWB to build a stronger demonstrated commitment to gender diversity, Ujjivan used this year’s Women’s Day to celebrate women at all levels of the institution.
WWB hosted a roundtable discussion at the Access Microfinance India Summit on November 17, 2010. Elizabeth Lynch of the Center for Microfinance Leadership hosted the discussion, entitled “Championing Gender Diversity in Microfinance”, and presented on WWB’s cutting edge work in building workforce diversity in Indian microfinance.
In an article published on September 13th in the Wall Street Journal, titled "A 'Vital Voice' on Women in India", Elizabeth Lynch, Manager for WWB's Center for Microfinance Leadership responds:
Alyse Nelson is absolutely right that India presents a mixed story when it comes to gender diversity in leadership. Women's World Banking (WWB), a global network of microfinance institutions, is fortunate to have among its founders some of the most influential women in the field of microfinance in India: Ela Bhatt, Vijayalakshmi Das, Jayshree Vyas.