What does it take to create sustainable, inclusive economic growth for women – on a global scale? Our next webinar addressing equity issues highlights the inspirational careers of two women working to create new opportunities, cutting-edge research, and public policy for financial inclusion and gender equity in developing markets.


Our speakers

Mary Ellen Iskenderian, SOM '86, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Women’s World Banking and author of There’s Nothing Micro About a Billion Women: Making Finance Work for Women, to be published in April. Women’s World Banking is a global nonprofit devoted to giving low-income women in the developing world access to the financial tools and resources they require to achieve security and prosperity. She joined Women’s World Banking in 2006 and leads the Women’s World Banking global team, based in New York, and also serves as a member of the Investment Committee of its two impact investment funds. Prior to Women’s World Banking, Mary Ellen worked for 17 years at the International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank. She had previously worked for the investment bank Lehman Brothers. Mary Ellen is a permanent member of the Council on Foreign Relations, as well as a member of the Women’s Forum of New York, and the UN’s Business and Sustainable Development Commission.

Dr. Charity Troyer Moore is Director for South Asia Economics Research at Yale University's MacMillan Center and co-leader of a new initiative at the Yale Economic Growth Center, Inclusion Economics at Yale University. In her role at Yale, she provides strategic direction and oversight of research, policy and capacity building engagements in India and other countries in South Asia for a portfolio of work co-led with faculty at Yale University. Charity’s research examines public service delivery and governance in the bureaucracy; the drivers and potential solutions to India’s low female labor force participation, with a focus on the ways in which current policy initiatives can put women on better footing as economic agents; land rights; and social protection programs, notably public works and cash transfer programs. Prior to her current position at Yale, she held multiple roles at Harvard Kennedy School’s Evidence for Policy Design, most recently as India Research Director, where she co-founded EPoD India at IFMR. Charity holds an M.A. in Economics and Ph.D. in Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics from The Ohio State University.

Host and Moderators

The event is organized and moderated by YaleWomen with support from Yale Alumni Association. 

Amy Armitage, SOM ‘86, is the Founder and Chair of the Human Capital Investment and Reporting Council (HC IRC) and a Program Director at The Conference Board. Her peer council, HC IRC, brings together senior experts in human capital measurement, sustainability, and transparency to promote better investments in the workforce. She is a researcher and author of a monthly blog, Human Capital Investor, and has published numerous research on sustainable human capital management topics. She is on the YaleWomen Governing Council and chairs the YW Membership and Engagement Committee.  

Kelley Holland, SOM ‘86, is a financial empowerment coach, speaker and writer, helping women develop their financial confidence and capability so they can live life on their terms. As the founder of Own Your Destiny, she blends financial expertise and coach training in individual coaching, workshops, and virtual learning communities. Women who work with her learn to shed their anxiety and guilt about money, develop healthy financial habits and practices, and achieve true well-being. Kelley is an award winning financial journalist. She has worked as a columnist/contributor for Money (Magazine and, a special contributor for, and as a writer/business editor for The New York Times and other major publications. 

May 18, 2022 at 12:00pm - 1pm

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