March 1, 2017

Celebrate International Women's Day

Celebrate International Women's Day

International Women’s Day, held on March 8, is a day to celebrate the achievements of women. This year, FINCA is highlighting the strength and ingenuity of everyday women in improving their lives.

Over the past 30 years, FINCA has found that women are responsible borrowers, diligent savers and competent managers who use their income to benefit their businesses, family and community. When women are empowered to work and create their own businesses – through access to finance, education, markets – the talents of half of the world’s population are unleashed and economies grow.

Honor these hardworking women and celebrate International Women’s Day in any of the following ways:

Watch FINCA Strong Stories

FINCA clients work hard to feed their children, build their businesses and follow their dreams. Meet Harriet, Mama Kapu and Omang and get inspired by their strength to create better lives for themselves, their families and their communities.

Learn About Closing the Gender Gap

Can financial technology help close the gender gap? FINCA will be hosting a panel discussion with thought leaders from CGAP, McKinsey, The MasterCard Foundation and Savannah Bank on the role financial technology plays in women’s empowerment.

Find FINCA on Facebook to watch the live feed of the discussion on Monday, March 6 at 6:15 pm EST. You can also join the discussion by following @FINCA on Twitter and using the hashtag #IWD2017.

Share Your Pledge

Share your pledge for International Women’s Day. What does International Women’s Day mean to you? How will you Be Bold for Change? Share your comments, selfie card or video messages with us on Facebook or Twitter.