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WAM-NY was created in 2005, and is the New York chapter of "Women Advancing Microfinance", founded in Washington, D.C. in 2003. The mission of WAM is to advance the microfinance industry by supporting women in the industry in their professional development, promoting leadership opportunities, and increasing visibility of their participation and talent while maintaining a work/life balance.

The WAM-NY list serv is limited to members of WAM-NY.

For membership contacts and more information about WAM, see:

Eligibility for membership:
Membership in WAM-NY is primarily for
women with professional experience in
the microfinance industry. However, we
also welcome men and women who are micro-
finance supporters, young microfinance
professionals, and men and women new to
microfinance but with experience in a
related field.

WAM is founded on the values of:
* Advancing the microfinance industry,
* Supporting professional growth of women in the industry,
* Extending economic opportunities to women globally,
* Maintaining women as leadership in the industry,
* Expanding the participation of women in management and governance roles,
* Continuing to raise gender issues with a collective voice,
* Focusing on activities that are results-oriented.

Benefits of Membership:
* Showcase of talents
* Career support and networking
* Governance and board training
* Mentoring and leadership development
* Infuence within industry for more family-friendly/ female-friendly policies
* Promotion of critical issues in microfinance
* Referrals
* Forum for information exchange
* Policy dialogue
* Sharing publications

Group Information

  • 329
  • Lenders
  • Jun 30, 2005
  • English

Group Settings

  • This is a restricted group.
  • Attachments are permitted.
  • Members cannot hide email address.
  • Listed in Yahoo Groups directory.
  • Membership requires approval.
  • Messages require approval.
  • All members can post messages.

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