FINCA’s 2018 International Women’s Day Event

It’s Time to Roar

Panel discussion moderated by Andrée Simon, CEO of FINCA Impact Finance, followed by networking session.

Date: Thursday, March 8th  | 5:30 – 7:30pm (panel + Q&A), 7:30 – 8:30pm (networking event)

Venue: FINCA, 1201 15th Street, NW Washington, DC 20005, NAHB Auditorium


  • Diana Biggs, Head of Digital Innovation at HSBC Retail Banking & Wealth Management
  • Laura Foose, Executive Director, Social Performance Task Force
  • Momina Aijazuddin, Global Head of Microfinance, International Finance Corporation


Can’t make our panel in Washington, DC? Watch “It’s Time to Roar” via Facebook Live. You can also join the discussion by following @FINCA on Twitter and using the hashtag #IWD2018.

Event Details

Surveying the landscape as we close 2017, the forces that have held back significant change remain. Globally, progress towards gender parity has slowed in many places. The World Economic Forum predicted in 2014 that it would take until 2095 to achieve global gender parity. Then one year later, they estimated a slowdown in the already glacial pace of progress — meaning the gender gap wouldn’t close entirely until 2133!

Clearly, we need to accelerate change.

FINCA Impact Finance—a global provider of responsible financial services driven to empower women with access to financial solutions —invites you to our third annual International Women’s Day event.

This lively debate and call to action will grapple with a question that we must urgently answer:  how can we close the gender gap faster?


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