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Webinar Announcement - Moving from access to usage: Making formal finance work for women
Join us on an insightful discussion on the many facets of a woman’s financial and entrepreneurship journey.
Register for the webinar here: https://lnkd.in/gGWYQDzd
At D91 Labs, we have been engaging with real women of India to understand their financial lives and journeys as part of the Banking on Women chronicles in partnership with SHEROES and Mahila Money.
As we continue to publish their unique journeys, we are delighted to leverage these insights and present our first webinar under the banner - Banking on Women.
In this webinar, we will cover various facets of the financial and entrepreneurial journeys of women. We probe into their access to and usage of traditional and digital financial products and services, the unique challenge of women entrepreneurs in availing capital as well as discuss ideas around building gender-sensitive financial products.
Our panelists include lead researchers and women founders of fintech companies such as SHEROES, Salt, and GAME who not only care deeply about these issues but are also actively building products, platforms, and work of research to serve customers who are women. They strive to innovate at the intersection of finance and technology with a vision to make access and usage a reality for the women of India.
Through a well-crafted series of questions, Monami Dasgupta, the Head of Research here at D91 Labs, will moderate the session and navigate through the varied aspects of the financial access - usage gap for women. Finally, we will also hear from a solo-preneur who started her journey on a digital platform and built her business off the ground - her needs, her aspirations, and most importantly how she perceives the role of financial products for herself and women like her!
Here are some of the themes for discussion -
Life circumstances that affect financial planning for women
Barriers to the usage of financial products and services
Women entrepreneurship and access to capital
Digital makeover of financial products
Financial journey of a woman entrepreneur
Scope of gender-sensitive financial innovations
Sairee Chahal is a serial entrepreneur, mom, angel investor, evangelist for #womensinternet, and a board member. She currently runs SHEROES - an online ecosystem for women, offering support, entrepreneurial and employment opportunities, content, and the community at www.sheroes.com and the SHEROES App and Mahila Money - a community neobank for women. Sairee serves on the board of Milaan Foundation, Paytm Payments Bank, and US-based Women in Cloud. Sairee is credited with building up an ecosystem to support women in their journeys as entrepreneurs and leaders. Sairee built a strong technology play to solve the problems of gender disparity in India.
Sanjana is Vice President GAME (Global Alliance for Mass Entrepreneurship), where she leads Women Entrepreneurship-driving ideation, innovation, and implementation of interventions that create and unlock pathways for women entrepreneurs to grow, thrive, and flourish. She brings with her over a decade of experience working in the development sector. In the past, she has worked extensively on the philanthropic side of the social sector, and her last role was as General Manager Social Venture partners. Prior to that, she led innovation with the International Committee of the Red Cross, building the world's first makeathon for disability. She is a board member of the Association for People with Disabilities (APD) and advises several startups in the assistive technology space. She has worked on issues of healthcare, education, and in policy space.
Chaitra Chidanand is the co-founder of SALT.one, a fintech platform that's on a mission to close the gender gap in finance. SALT is building a tech platform that gets users started on money management journeys that are unique to their context and needs. Starting with budgeting and investing, SALT will soon add insurance, credit, and banking services. Prior to SALT, Chaitra co-founded Simpl, pioneering BNPL in India. Before that Chaitra worked in technology, product, and business roles across AI/deep-learning, digital media, and entertainment for companies in the USA, China, Japan, and India. She has an MBA from Stanford University and a BE from VTU.
Marokordar is a papercutting artist based in Shillong. She has been practicing this form of art since 2017 and took it professionally later in the year 2019. Apart from papercutting, she also knits and loves to do crochet work. She also sells garments to crockery from home.
Monami Dasgupta is the Head of Research at D91 Labs at Setu. Prior to joining Setu, she was a Researcher at the Household Finance Research Initiative at Dvara Research. She holds an M.Phil. degree in Development Studies from Tata Institute of Social Sciences and a Masters in Economics from Mumbai School of Economics and Public Policy at Mumbai University. Monami brings her expertise to understanding low-income households and their financial lives. She has several years of experience in the field of research related to financial inclusion, household finance, and financial portfolios of low-income households.
We are so excited to bring this group of wonderful women together and get their perspectives on these issues and a whole lot more!
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