Empowering Women Entrepreneurs through Inclusive Finance

Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; Founder and Former Managing Director, Grameen Bank. In conversation with Susan Davis.

Empowering Women Entrepreneurs Through Inclusive Finance

It is estimated that eight of the world’s richest men control as much wealth as the poorest half of the population, according to a recent Oxfam report. This concentration of wealth has widened the gap between rich and poor, and women often suffer the most acute effects of poverty. Tackling this inequality requires a new economic vision, according to Nobel Peace Prize laureate Muhammad Yunus. Yunus’ microfinance model has empowered over 150 million people worldwide, reducing poverty, unemployment, and incentivizing entrepreneurship among low-income individuals in Bangladesh--with 97% of loans offered to women. Join the Council on Global Affairs, Muhammad Yunus, and Susan Davis for a discussion on how we can tackle worldwide poverty in a way that creates jobs, empowers youth, utilizes technology and is sustainable for our planet.

Muhammad Yunus’ latest book is A World of Three Zeros: The New Economics of Zero Poverty, Zero Unemployment and Zero Carbon Emissions will be available for sale and signing from The Book Cellar. 

Speaker Bio


‘We are all entrepreneurs’: Muhammad Yunus on changing the world, one microloan at a time
Miriam Cosic, Guardian, March 28

World's growing inequality is 'ticking time bomb': Nobel laureate Yunus
Astrid Zweynert , Reuters, November 2016 

You Asked, We Answer: Can Microloans Lift Women Out Of Poverty?
Nurith Aizenman, National Public Radio, November, 2016

Microfinance: creativity against poverty
Gill Plimmer, Financial Times, October 2016



5:15 p.m.

5:30 p.m.           
Presentation and Q&A 

6:30 p.m.           
Book signing and networking reception

7:00 p.m.

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