IE Women in Business in cooperation with the IE Finance, IE Net Impact Chapter and Colombian Entrepreneurs Clubs are delighted to invite you to the conference: “MICROFINANCE. The world of microloans: a women’s world“.

Microfinance refers to the supply of small amount loans, savings, and other financial and non-financial services to low income people. Microfinance programs have generally targeted poor women. It is an activity that has grown above the average of the industry and we invite you to find out about its origins, development and the reasoning behind the target segment and its high performance indicators.

Tomás Gutiérrez Pérez, Professor of Finance at IE Business School. Tomás will tell us about the history and background of the Grameen Bank, founded by Muhammad Yunus. He will explain why this is a women’s world, the evolution of microloans and the future of Microfinance.
Marcela Torres, IMBA 2008 Student. A practical example. Marcela has done extensive research in this field and has launched a project in Colombia. She will tell us about her experience and how she has contributed to help women building successful businesses in Colombia.

When: Wednesday 5th March 2008
Venue: Aula Magna (María de Molina, 11)
Time: 6.30 pm (duration: 1.5 hours)
The conference will be held in English.

This event is one of the many Student initiatives at IE Business School. If you wish to learn more, please visit the web of the IE Student Office,