WWB hosted its fourth Women in Leadership Exchange from February 20 to 23, 2012. Nine graduates of WWB's Women in Leadership Program from seven institutions in seven countries participated in the four-day Exchange in Rabat and Casablanca, Morocco. Al Amana microfinance, a leading Moroccon microfinance institution and member of the WWB network, acted as local co-host and was one of the sites visited during the Exchange. Participants also had the opportunity to visit Fondation Banque Populaire and the Mohammed VI Centre for Supporting Solidairy Micro-Finance.
WWB designed its Women’s Leadership Program in 2005 to advance women’s leadership in microfinance within the WWB network and globally and has held three highly successful exchanges, in Colombia and the Dominican Republic, Ethiopia and Kenya, and Peru. These leadership exchanges are designed for women managers in microfinance to broaden their exposure to regional best practices, build their network of fellow women leaders in the field, and learn more about innovative work being done in the Moroccan microfinance industry.
As an integral component of the Exchange, WWB designed a robust learning agenda. Sessions designed and facilitated by leadership and organizational development specialist, MRW Consulting, built on the visioning and action planning work completed during WWB's Women in Leadership Program. Participants worked together to further refine their visions, discuss key leadership challenges and leverage the advice and feedback of their peers.