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Federal Reserve Bank
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Improving Women's Financial Literacy & Capabilities Globally
Wednesday, April 17, 2013 · Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and Visa Inc. co-hosted the seventh annual Financial Literacy and Education Summit on April 17, 2013. The program brought together international financial literacy experts who addressed potential solutions to improving women's financial literacy and capabilities globally. The Summit panelists focused on how global government and financial education leaders, in collaboration with providers, can develop resolutions to positively impact global financial literacy efforts for women. View the video.
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What are international challenges to improving financial literacy and capabilities for women?
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State Bank of Pakistan
U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
Bank of Botswana
Improving Women's Financial Literacy and Capabilities Globally: A Journalist's Point Of View
- 9:00 a.m. Panel 1 discussion
- 10:00 a.m. Panel 2 discussion
- 11:50 a.m. Panel discussions conclude
- Daniel Akaka, United States Senator
- Ben S. Bernanke, Federal Reserve Board Chairman
- Anna Escobedo Cabral, United States Treasurer
- James Flaherty, Canadian Minister of Finance
- Gail Hillebrand, Associate Director, Consumer Education and Engagement Division of the U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
- Duncan Niederauer, NYSE Euronext Chief Executive Officer and Director
- James Rajotte, Chairman, Standing Committee on Finance, Canadian Parliament
- Richard Riley, United States Secretary of Education
- John W. Rogers, Jr., Chair of President Obama's Advisory Council on Financial Capability; Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Investment Officer, Ariel Investments
- William Seidman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chairman
- Ian H. Solomon, United States Executive Director, The World Bank
- José Darío Uribe, Governor General, Banco de la República-Colombia, Head of Central Bank of Colombia
- Given that women have unique economic and financial literacy challenges, how do we find solutions to improve their capabilities globally?
- What are the biggest challenges we face when it comes to improving women's financial literacy both domestically and internationally?
- What are key international solutions to improving financial literacy levels for women of all ages?
- What are the most effective international financial literacy solutions in place today?
- What are the critical tools necessary to improve women's financial literacy?
- How can we influence positive consumer behavior with regard to financial habits?
- What are the financial education needs of women faced with long-term unemployment?
- How can the financial literacy levels of women be improved in the current economy, given dramatic government and school budget cuts?
- How can government, NGOs, private sector organizations and educators work together to implement an effective, coordinated strategy for reaching women and equipping them with the necessary tools and resources to make wise financial decisions?
- Government policymakers from economic and education arenas worldwide, including regulators and members of the legislative branch
- Non-governmental organization (NGO) members
- School administrators and educators interested in financial literacy and the global economy
- Members of financial literacy and education advocacy organizations
- Members of international and regional economic organizations
- Charitable foundations that support community and economic development
- Academic professionals researching or developing financial literacy curricula
- Journalists covering personal finance, economics, government and education