Uzoma Dozie of Diamond Bank Joins Global Summit on Financial Inclusion for Women
Global leaders gather in Dar es Salaam for Women’s World Banking’s Making Finance Work for Women Summit
DAR ES SALAAM—Uzoma Dozie of Diamond Bank travels to Dar es Salaam, Tanzania this week for global NGO Women’s World Banking’s biennial international gathering, the Making Finance Work for Women Summit. The event is a two-day program featuring leading international experts driving the innovations in women’s financial inclusion. Diamond Bank is a Women’s World Banking Network partner organization.
“I am thrilled to join global colleagues who share Diamond Bank’s passion for promoting women’s economic empowerment,” said Uzoma Dozie. “I welcome the opportunity to share our experiences in innovating to serve women and to learn about other approaches and insights that can help bring us closer to achieving full financial inclusion for women.”
The Vice President of Tanzania, H.E. Samia Suluhu Hassan, will deliver a keynote address to open the Summit. Uzoma Dozie will join 300 executives from the financial services, consumer products and technology industries, as well as investors, philanthropists and government representatives from more than 30 countries. Participants will examine the best practices in researching, designing and delivering solutions to low-income women around the world.
“The remarkable range of participants joining us—from behavioral scientists to FinTech disruptors—is a testament to the growing realization that women are the most dynamic market segment in the world,” said Mary Ellen Iskenderian, President and CEO of Women’s World Banking. “Low-income women represent a tremendous market opportunity, and delivering financial services to women is an undeniable imperative for economic growth in the emerging markets.”
The Making Finance Work for Women Summit agenda includes interactive sessions on digital financial services, human-centered design, consumer segmentation, inclusive policy and regulation, gender lens impact investing, and diversity and inclusion in corporate leadership.
“A financially empowered woman not only supports her business and her family, she is an asset to the community and to the global economy. This has a ripple effect on the financial services industry and on all industries that capitalize on serving the women’s market. I look forward to bringing the lessons from this Summit back to my work at Diamond Bank,” said Uzoma Dozie.
The Making Finance Work for Women Summit is presented by Women’s World Banking with support from Leading Sponsors Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSD Africa), a program of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), Standard Chartered Bank and Visa. The event is made possible with additional support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Citi Inclusive Finance, Diamond Bank, ExxonMobil Foundation, the International Finance Corporation, MasterCard and White & Case.
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The Summit will conclude with a global meeting of Women’s World Banking’s network of financial institutions, which represent more than 30 countries around the world. Diamond Bank has been a member/partner since 2016.