Financial Education and the Gender Gap 

Keynote and workshop

Most of the world's collective lending projects (e.g Gramin in Bangladesh) focus on women, relying on their sound decisions, their sincerity  and their sense of obligation. Still surveys on financial literacy show a substantial gender gap with women at the lower end of the scale.  What is and can be done to narrow the gender gap? Together with the panelists the audience will discuss different ideas and approaches.

In her keynote Giovanna Paladino will give an overview of the topic and lay the ground for discussion.



  • Giovanna Paladino, Co-Chair of IFFM and Director of Museo del Risparmio
  • Vera Budway, Chief Diversity Officer of Erste Group Bank AG
  • Bettina Fuhrmann, Professor and Director of the Institute for Business Education at Vienna University of Economics and Business
  • Annamaria Lusardi, Academic Director of Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC)