The WWB Center for Microfinance Leadership delivered its signature Women in Leadership Program in Auckland from November 12 to 16, 2012. With the sponsorship of the New Zealand Aid Programme, the workshop brought together a group of 21 women leaders and managers representing 12 institutions committed to financial empowerment in 8 Pacific nations.
Throughout the week, the participants practiced core leadership skills and worked to develop a personal leadership vision and action plan.
The BSR Conference 2011 featured a powerful lineup of plenary speakers, including Women’s World Banking President and CEO Mary Ellen Iskenderian, Best Buy CEO Brian Dunn, Autodesk President and CEO Carl Bass, and CIVICUS Secretary General Ingrid Srinath.
The panel discussion, Leadership for the 21st Century MFI, focused on the leadership challenges facing CEOs and senior management teams, and what critical skills need to be developed and enhanced to ensure that principled, visionary leaders can continue to deliver on the ‘double bottom line’ of profitability and social impact. Kathryn outlined WWBs dual approach to provide leadership workshops for high potential women and senior officers of the MFIs along with support for creating high performing meritocratic organizations by providing organization gender assessments.
Throughout the Value Chain Development track at the 2010 SEEP Annual Conference in Washington, DC a clear message from panelists was that it is impossible for organizations to deliver innovative results without creating more learning-centered institutional cultures. Panelists spoke about continuous learning as a key to both customer-centricity and the ability of organizations to adapt and promote innovation. The complete blog post is available here
Chief Executive Mary Ellen Iskenderian discusses WWB's new microfinance model. Read full article: Women's World Banking Brings Credit To The Third World