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Women's World Banking

Women’s World Banking (WWB) is a leading global network of 40 microfinance providers and banks, working in 28 countries to bring financial products and services to low-income entrepreneurs, especially women. The network is supported by an international team of experts based in New York who deliver expertise in product design and distribution, access to capital markets, and customer care and insight. The network serves over 20 million micro-entrepreneurs.  For more information on WWB, please visit its website at

Women’s World Banking and the MasterCard Foundation have established the Center for Microfinance Leadership to promote world-class leadership and management practices throughout the microfinance sector. The Center will work with founder partners, the Aresty Institute of Executive Education at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and with Creative Metier, to design and deliver executive education programs focused on cultivating principled, visionary leaders in microfinance.  WWB will also expand its pioneering work in building workforce diversity in microfinance organisations through the Center, partnering with a select set of leading microfinance organisations to expand opportunities for all qualified staff, regardless of gender.

Bristol Business School, the University of the West of England

Creative Metier is an Associate of the Bristol Business School, the University of the West of England

Renowned for excellence

Bristol Business School is one of the UK’s leading new university business schools with a comprehensive academic provision, a strong regional and national position and an increasing international reputation. It is one of the largest schools in the UK with around 4000 students and 200 staff.

Renowned for the quality of their teaching they are also widely regarded as one of the leading new universities for research. Bristol Business School has received accolades from many professional bodies: the MBA programme is one of an elite group in the country to have been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA).  Bristol Business School has been recognised as a Centre of Excellence by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) and they are also a Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) Learning quality partner.

There is a lively culture of practically-orientated research that feeds into their teaching and delivers expertise and insight to individuals and organisations regionally, nationally and internationally. The Business School is home to a number of influential centres of excellence undertaking world-class research and consultancy in Employment Studies, Global Finance, Leadership and Organisational Ethics, Management Accounting and Social Marketing.

There is a thriving PhD community at the Business School and their research training is recognised by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC)

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