Explore the transformative role of banking as it relates to #MeToo and the voices of diverse communities…
New York civil rights activist Tarana Burke first coined the phrase Me Too in 2006 to begin a movement that gained global traction in 2017 when the hashtag #MeToo united victims of sexual abuse, harassment and assault in a discussion of dignity, accountability, power and, ultimately, healing. The movement continued over the past year with public revelations of misconduct in the highest ranks of power in the entertainment, corporate, and political worlds. It has since opened wider explorations on how diversity can transform the social and power dynamics within communities, workplaces and institutions.
Taking gender diversity and social inclusion seriously in the financial system will mean rethinking basic assumptions about social class, income distribution, wealth dispersion and the focus of economic decision-making. GABV member banks have a strong track record of using impact investing and microcredit lending to bring marginalised actors into the financial system and small business financing and mobile banking is working to reinforce social and gender inclusion. How can the financial system take new initiatives to overcome biases and social injustices that still persist?
This set of speakers, panelists and Design exChange Sessions will show that there are many more opportunities to leverage ways to bank in the world. This is particularly true for those who have suffered inequalities that have driven them outside the economic system.
Keynote: Musimbi Kanyoro
, President & CEO, Global Fund for Women; Moderator: Laurie Spengler
, President & CEO, Enclude; Panelists: Ebony Harper
, Program Associate for The California Endowment; Paul Lacerte
, CEO & Co-Founder, Moosehide Campaign; Lisa Mensah
, President and CEO of Opportunity Finance Network Kat Taylor
, CEO & Co-Founder, Beneficial State Bank