June 17 Monday

CEO Forum

Auditorium

TANIA MOUSSALLEM, Chair, Financial Alliance for Women

INEZ MURRAY, CEO, Financial Alliance for Women

Auditorium

THOMAS BUBERL, CEO, AXA

ISABELLE HUDON, Canadian Ambassador to France

Auditorium

Women are key to economic progress. They make between 75 and 85 percent of household purchasing decisions and own one-third of the world’s businesses. Yet women globally face a variety of barriers to accessing and using financial services, which puts them at an economic disadvantage. Women also face life moments such as motherhood, divorce/widowhood and retirement that can make them particularly economically vulnerable. This panel will show how the private sector can help build resilience throughout women’s lifecycles with access to the right combination of financial and non-financial services, and in providing that, how companies are building their own resilience.

TANIA MOUSSALLEM, Chair, Financial Alliance for Women

DENIS DUVERNE, Chairman, AXA

ANN CAIRNS, Executive Vice Chairman, Mastercard

HERBERT WIGWE, CEO, Access Bank


ASK A QUESTION

Auditorium

Up to US$326 billion could be added to the UK economy alone if women started and scaled new businesses at the same rate as men, according to “The Alison Rose Review of Female Entrepreneurship.” This panel will work toward a global blueprint for building female-friendly entrepreneurial ecosystems.

PAUL JENKINS, Senior Partner, Head of Digital for McKinsey in Western Europe

GABRIELA RAMOS; Chief of Staff, OECD; Sherpa to the G20

ALISON ROSE, Deputy CEO, NatWest Holdings; CEO, Royal Bank of Scotland Commercial & Private Banking

LAILA PAGE, Chief of Staff for Commercial and Private Banking, RBS/NatWest

ULRIKE DECOENE, Group Head of Communication, Brand, Corporate Responsibility & Advocacy; AXA

ASK A QUESTION

Auditorium

K. SHELLY PORGES; Co-founder, Managing Director; The Billion Dollar Fund for Women

DONALD CHESNUT, Chief Experience Officer, Mastercard

ASK A QUESTION

Auditorium

Some life moments you plan for; others you never see coming. This panel will showcase diverse financial institutions as they share insights to identifying and understanding key life moments – such as marriage, motherhood, separation or widowhood – how they impact women customers and how best to serve them during this journey.

HILARY NICHOLS; Manager, Peer Learning and Knowledge; Financial Alliance for Women

JANE PORTAS, Partner, PwC

KATE HOLLOWAY, Head of Life Moments and Financial Capability, Westpac

LIZA GARAY DE VAUBERNIER; Global Head, Women’s Markets; AXA

ASK A QUESTION

Auditorium

While women comprise two-thirds of financial support staff, their numbers decline as they move up the hierarchy to less than one quarter of all executives. This session will showcase learnings from the GBA’s gender diversity and inclusion strategy, demonstrating the importance of women leaders to creating an inclusive culture and generating strong business performance.

ROBERT BAKER, Leader of Diversity & Inclusion Consulting, Mercer

SELIM R. F. HUSSAIN, Managing Director & CEO, BRAC Bank

PETER VAN MIERLO, CEO, FMO

JULIE BAKER, Head of Enterprise & Community Finance Commercial & Private Banking, NatWest

CONSTANZA GORLERI, Sustainability Manager, Banco Galicia

ASK A QUESTION

Auditorium

Women, who form the majority of the world’s 2 billion poorest people, are often disproportionally affected by climate change as a result of persistent gender norms. They are also at the frontier of sustainable energy solutions for household use. Rapidly increasing public and private capital for low-carbon and climate resilient infrastructure is critical, particularly in emerging economies. This session will examine innovations in climate finance through the lens of the consumer, the commercial financial services provider and the development banker.

SUZANNE GABOURY, Chief Investment Officer, FinDev Canada

FIRUZA NABIEVA, Head of Retail Business, IMON International

VIRGINIA GONÇALVES, Sustainability Manager, Itaú Unibanco

MARTA MODELEWSKA; Principal, Climate Resilience Investments; EBRD

ASK A QUESTION

June 18 Tuesday

Auditorium

TANIA MOUSSALLEM, Chair, Financial Alliance for Women

Auditorium

Leaders share their strategic rationale for serving the Women’s Market, the challenges along the way – including the impact (positive and negative) of disruption on their strategy for women’s markets – and the importance of personal leadership in this journey.

INEZ MURRAY, CEO, Financial Alliance for Women

MASHRUR AREFIN, Managing Director and CEO, The City Bank

NADIM KASSAR, Chairman and General Manager, BLC Bank

RUTH ALFARO, Board Member, Banco Nacional de Costa Rica

CHARITY LUMPA, Chair, Zanaco

ASK A QUESTION

Auditorium

REBECCA RUF; EVP, Programs; Financial Alliance for Women

KIERSTEN BARNET, Global Head
Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, Bloomberg

Auditorium

Telehealth, artificial intelligence and wearables are some of the many trends in technology driving huge changes in medical care and in affordable access to quality care. This session shares examples from financial services providers on how they are building comprehensive value propositions for women and their families around this most critical of life’s needs.

ANNE RAVANONA, Founder and CEO, Global Invest Her

SANDRINE COULANGE, Health Program Director, AXA

CAROLINE NOUBLANCHE, CEO, Apricity

PURA MENDEZ, Women Market Segment Manager, Banco BHD León

ADAORIE UDECHUKWU; Head, Women Banking; Access Bank

ASK A QUESTION

Auditorium

AMY NEALE; Vice President, Start Path Global Lead; Mastercard

CLAUDIA BARON; Vice President, Product Management & Consumer Segments – Global Debit & ATM Products; Mastercard

The Implementers: A Conversation with Women’s Market Managers

Auditorium

Offering women the holistic value proposition they need to succeed requires considerable capabilities on behalf of the Women’s Market managers and their institutions. Perennial issues such as financing “start-ups” and very small enterprises, offering valued non- financial services cost effectively, and getting the buy-in across the distribution channel are a constant challenge for Women’s Market program managers. This session will explore the everyday experiences of those responsible for implementing programs.

KARYL AKILIAN; Director, Marketing & Business Development; Financial Alliance for Women

YVONNE GREEVES, Head of Women in Business, NatWest

CARINE FERSAN CHOUEIRY, Head of Brand Management, BLC Bank

DANYSH HASHMI, Head of Retail Product Group, HBL

CHANDA CHIME-KATONGO, Public Relations and Women’s Banking Head, Stanbic Bank Zambia

SELIN OZ, SME Banking Entrepreneurship Banking Manager, Garanti Bank

ASK A QUESTION

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Diversity and Inclusion Workshop: Creating an Inclusive Culture

Breakout Room (interpretation not available)

Company culture can be one of the biggest barriers to effectively implementing any gender strategy. Eighty-nine percent of GBA Working Group members cited culture shift as their highest-priority goal. This session explores approaches to creating an inclusive culture, including engaging men and challenging power dynamics in order to shift attitudes and beliefs about gender.

ROBERT BAKER, Leader of Diversity & Inclusion Consulting, Mercer

Creating Market Opportunities for Women Entrepreneurs 

Auditorium

Female entrepreneurship is on the rise worldwide. At the same time, international research reveals that global corporate spend to women-owned businesses is less than 1 percent, and only one in five exporting companies are women owned. In this session, organizations share their best practices on supporting women to access markets.

SHARMILA HARDI; Senior Manager, Financial Institutions Group; IFC

ELIZABETH VAZQUEZ, CEO and Co-Founder, WEConnect International

JULIE BAKER, Head of Enterprise & Community Finance Commercial & Private Banking, NatWest

SIMLA UNAL, SME Expert, BNP Paribas International Retail Banking Division

LAURA DIDYK, Vice President and National Lead Women Entrepreneurs, Business Development Bank of Canada

ASK A QUESTION

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Reaching and Adding Value to Un/Underserved Women

Breakout Room (interpretation not available)

Significant progress has been made in financial inclusion over the past decade; however, persistent gaps remain, including a gender gap of 9 percentage points – and within that segments in which women are dramatically under-served, such as informal/semi-formal very small businesses. This session explores new approaches to serving marginalized women from incumbents and fintechs.

ANNA GINCHERMAN, Partner, ConsumerCentriX

MARTA SANTAMARTA, Head of Strategic Segments and Business Development, AXA

YVES MOURY; Founder, President and CEO; Fundación Capital

PATRICIA MAINA, Partnerships Manager, African Management Initiative

MEHRUBA REZA; Senior Assistant Vice President, Senior Product Manager, Women Banking Segment TARA; BRAC Bank

Leveraging Technology to Serve the Client of Tomorrow

Auditorium

Digitization enables huge cost efficiencies in service delivery and the potential to give an experience unique to the individual customer. This includes the ability to offer the holistic value proposition that women need: access to knowledge and markets as well as finance. This panel showcases innovative and cutting-edge technologies to serve the client of tomorrow and transform the customer experience at scale.

ANDREW MCCARTNEY; Lead, Financial Institution Group Advisory Services, South Asia; IFC

JAKE KENDALL, Director, DFS Lab

BUNITA SAWHNEY; EVP, Global Debit & ATM Products; Mastercard

NAVEED ASGHAR, Chief Marketing Officer, HBL

MEHMET ORMANCI, Small Business Sales and Marketing Group Director, TEB

ASK A QUESTION

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Women’s Financial Inclusion Data Partnership Roundtable

Breakout Room (interpretation not available)

This session will focus on the importance of sex-disaggregated data to financial services providers to target and better serve women, and dissect the challenges and solutions to getting more financial services providers to collect, use and report sex-disaggregated data.

REBECCA RUF; EVP, Programs; Financial Alliance for Women

MAYRA BUVINIC, Senior Fellow, Data2X

ERIC DUFLOS, Director, UNSGSA

Auditorium

JAMES SCRIVEN, CEO, IDB Invest

June 19 Wednesday

Auditorium

REBECCA RUF; EVP, Programs; Financial Alliance for Women

K. SHELLY PORGES; Co-founder, Managing Director; The Billion Dollar Fund for Women

Auditorium 

In the US alone, women-founded companies get less than 2 percent of venture capital investments and received just US$1.9 billion of the US$85 billion total invested by venture capitalists in 2017. Yet businesses founded by women deliver better results than those founded by men. GBA and The Billion Dollar Fund for Women are partnering for this highlevel breakfast to discuss concrete actions that financial services providers can take to mobilize capital from women to women.

SARAH CHEN; Co-founder, Managing Director; The Billion Dollar Fund for Women

SANDRINE HENTON, General Partner, Educate Global Fund

IREN REZNIKOV, Partner, RED Capital Partners

KAMAL HASSAN, Partner, Loyal VC

ANNE BIZIEN; Managing Director, Investment Banking Division, Co-head M&A FraBeLux; Goldman Sachs

ASK A QUESTION

Auditorium 

By 2020, women around the world are expected to control US$72 trillion. At the same time, women face a financial penalty – pay gaps, career breaks and higher life expectancy – which contribute to lower investable assets. This panel explores the findings from the GBA’s latest global research on women investors, highlighting financial services providers that have successfully tapped this market and exploring the key factors for successfully developing a women’s investor strategy.

ISABELLE HERNU-SFEIR; Lead of the Wealth Team, Multinational Client Group; Mercer

REBECCA RUF; EVP, Programs; Financial Alliance for Women

SYDNEY ATKINS, Head of Private Wealth Management, Ellevest

JEN AUERBACH; Director, Head of Strategic Growth Markets, Global Wealth & Investment Management; Merrill Lynch Wealth Management

OLGA MILER, Award-winning Innovator, former architect of UBS segment strategy for women

ASK A QUESTION

Members Meeting

Auditorium 

REBECCA RUF; EVP, Programs; Financial Alliance for Women

INEZ MURRAY, CEO, Financial Alliance for Women

Auditorium 

CRISTINA TAZZA, Vice President of Strategy, Design Bridge

KARYL AKILIAN; Director, Marketing & Business Development; Financial Alliance for Women

Auditorium and Breakout Room

Auditorium 

TANIA MOUSSALLEM, Chair, Financial Alliance for Women

Auditorium

INEZ MURRAY, CEO, Financial Alliance for Women

61 Rue Mstislav Rostropovitch, Paris

Directions from AXA headquarters, 25 Avenue Matignon

  • Walk northeast on Avenue Matignon toward Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
  • Make a slight left onto Avenue Declassé
  • Take the Metro entrance for Miromesnil, on Avenue Del Casse, Côté des numéros impairs
  • Take the 13 line for Asnieres Gennevilliers les Courtilles
  • Get off the train at Brochant Station
  • Take the Rue Brochant exit
  • Head southwest on Rue Brochant toward Rue Fourneyron
  • Turn right onto Place Charles Fillion
  • Continue onto Rue Mstislav Rostropovitch
  • Arrive at 61 Rue Mstislav Rostropovitch on your left

If you get lost, call Isabel Valiente at +33 6 77 40 37 05