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WAM Newletter - Winter Issue January 2012

Message from Michele Costello, WAM's President

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WAM International Global Update Call May 23, 2012

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Welcome to WAM! Launched in 2003, WAM (Women Advancing Microfinance) is the only global network of and for the advancement of individual women in the microfinance industry.


The mission of WAM International is to advance and support women working in microfinance and microenterprise development through education and training, by promoting leadership opportunities, and by increasing visibility of women's participation and talent while maintaining a work/life balance.


WAM International will become recognized worldwide as a leading organization that has great impact and offers needed leadership-building and professional development services (networking, education, and training) to women in the microfinance and microenterprise industries.

Four Core Values

  1. To advance the provision of financial services to the poor
  2. To advance and support women’s leadership in the microfinance and microenterprise development industries through education and training, by promoting leadership opportunities, and by increasing visibility of their participation and talent while maintaining a work/life balance.
  3. To extend economic opportunities to women globally
  4. To continue to raise gender issues with a collective voice

WAM New York Event

"Conversations with Thought Leaders"

Women Advancing Microfinance - New York (WAM-NY) warmly invites you to "Conversations with Thought Leaders" featuring Paul Quintero, CEO, Accion USA. This is one of our signature events-an evening of learning, networking over drinks and conversation with a thought leader in the microfinance industry in a one-to-one setting.

Join us to hear and learn about how microfinance is helping businesses in the after-math of Sandy, get back on their feet and be back in business again. ACCION USA, is helping victims (through loans from $1,000 to $25,000 for businesses) affected by Superstorm Sandy in New York City. ACCION is a global nonprofit dedicated to creating economic opportunity by connecting people to the financial tools they need to improve their lives.

Date: Thursday,  April 4th, 2013
Venue/Directions: Private residence. (directions and address will be provided after registering.)
Time:     6:15-6:30 pm Registration
              6:30- 7:30 pm Discussion with Paul Quintero,   
                                   President of ACCION
              7:30- 8:00 pm Networking
Fee:       $10 for non-members.
Free for 2013 WAM-NY Members
Join or renew your WAM-NY membership for $40. This gives you free entrance to most events for 2013.  
($10 of membership fee supports  WAM-NY's scholarship fund.)
Learn more at www.wamny.org      
             Light refreshments will be served.
Register Now!
Space limited to 30 guests.


WAM Chapters around the world have been busy planning and hosting high-profile, exciting special events. Check out the offerings in New York, the UK, and elsewhere.