This month we’re celebrating the breakthroughs and quiet firsts of unheralded women. From Kankuri, who broke tradition by eating with her husband, to Samata, who is building a successful farming business to pass on to their children. And meet Josephine, who changed the way her family managed their health.
In a year of breakthroughs, legions of women made their firsts quietly.
Chipping away at age-old social and institutional barriers that have long restricted everything from when they eat to how they can earn or manage money.
Our #HerBreakthrough campaign celebrates their victories. And we hope they inspire new firsts tomorrow.
November 07, 2017
“It’s not culturally common for us to work with foundations and NGOS--we’re a bank,” said Matthew Arnold, the Global Head of Sustainable Finance for JPMorgan Chase, which handles US$2 trillion in assets.
He was speaking in Seattle on Nov. 2, during a breakfast panel with Paul Moseley, Program Officer, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Steve Hollingworth, President and CEO of Grameen Foundation. So, perhaps it was a trio of unlikely bedfellows--but perhaps not.
There has been a lot of talk in the development sector about mergers and integrations. Bonnie Cockman, Grameen Foundation's CFO shared the organization's integration experience over the past year.
Gigi Gatti, Grameen Foundation's regional director, Asia, and country director, Philippines, explores the lessons we have learned from the FarmerLink pilot program in the Philippines.
Grameen Foundation's former director of AppLab Uganda, Eric Cantor, writes about risks and mitigation strategies in digital product innovation in the social sector, highlighting some of Grameen Foundation's early experiences.
Grameen Foundation is cited for its role in at 2014 discovery workshop that helped MasterCard develop a new digital voucher platform.
A piece on the impact of artificial intelligence on international development cites Prabhat Labh's blog on technology in India as an example of how technology can offer solutions, rather than negatively disrupt industries and markets.
Lauren Hendricks says using female agents can help to overcome social barriers, and in doing so, help women gain more control over their financial lives.
Lisa Kienzle writes that financial services can give women greater autonomy, and with it the ability to make decisions in the best interests of themselves and their children.