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Financial Literacy Summit Panel Discussion: Bridging the Gender Gap


How does equal access to financial education tools and resources change by region? Which demographic is most at risk for not having equal access to financial education tools? What are the best practices for providing equal access to financial education?

Though some countries are successfully reaching women in efforts to close the gender gap, many women continue to fall behind in financial literacy. In this discussion featuring PHI's Denise Dunning, Financial Literacy Summit panelists explored why women display lower levels of financial education than men, and what can be done to empower their financial futures. 



Panelists include:

  • Gigi Hyland Executive Director National Credit Union Foundation
  • Dr. Tracey Wilen Visiting Scholar Stanford University Media X Program
  • Dr. Denise Raquel Dunning Founder and Executive Director of PHI's Rise Up
  • Susan A. Schreter Chief Executive Officer and Entrepreneurship Educator Start on Purpose
  • Dr. Anna Zelentsova Strategic Coordinator Nationwide Financial Literacy Project run by the World Bank and the Ministry of Finance of Russia
  • Moderator: Carmen Rita Wong Personal Finance Author and Speaker Co-creator and former host of CNBC's "On the Money"

In April 2017, Visa Inc. and the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago co-hosting the latest Financial Literacy Summit. The 2017 program focused on bridging gaps and overcoming barriers to universal financial education, and explored global challenges—including the gender gap and harnessing innovation in technology to improve financial education. The event convenes senior international financial education experts from governments, the financial services industry, NGOs, the news media and academia.