Women, Business & Law Webinar: Assessing women’s financial inclusion & economic opportunities

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In determining what needs to be done to close the gender gap in financial inclusion and creating economic opportunities, there is a compelling argument for taking a closer look at what policymakers and central bankers are doing to create an enabling policy environment, particularly for supporting women’s access to digital financial services.

In this webinar we will be assessing the women’s financial inclusion and economic opportunities. This webinar will help deepen our understanding of the financial inclusion gender gaps as well as focus on how providers can serve female customers better. We will unpack the benefits and challenges involved in various approaches to better understanding and serving female customers, with an emphasis on the collection and use of data.

 

About Speaker:

Cynthia Quarcoo, the Founder and Managing Partner of CG Legal & Consulting has extensive experience as a Corporate and Finance lawyer in Ghana and the United Kingdom.

Cynthia has over 15 years’ experience representing institutional clients. Cynthia is an experienced corporate/commercial lawyer with finance experience with specialization in the energy, financial and infrastructure sectors. An economics and business graduate, Cynthia’s early career as an Analyst at PriceWaterHouse Coopers has strengthened her ability to provide clients with commercially sound legal advice.

Cynthia has a strong understanding of the African legal and business landscape. including the unique cultural and political challenges across different countries.

An expert in advising firms setting up in emerging markets, she has a deep knowledge of international trade and customs law. Her experience ranges from establishing businesses and consultancies, to working with multinational firms conducting cross-border mergers, acquisitions, financing and refinancing. She also specializes in insolvency and corporate restructuring, having advised PwC on the liquidation of Ghana Airways in 2005.

Her achievements include, recognition by Chambers Global and Legal 500 as a leading lawyer within the field of ‘General Business Law (Ghana)’. (2009 – 2012 editions) and recognition as a leading lawyer by IFLR 1000. She is a Contributor to the World Bank’s flagship “Doing Business Project” (2007-2017), Investment Guide to Sub-Saharan Africa: ‘What Chinese Investors Need to Know’ 2011 and The International Trade Centre (Joint WTO and UN Agency), Model Contracts for Small Firms: Legal Guidance for Doing International Business 2010. She holds an LLM in Corporate Commercial Law and is currently undertaking an LLM in Banking and Finance Law.

She also holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Law, Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Economics and Business Law, and is a Barrister of England and Wales, Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Ghana. She is a member of The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn, Ghana Bar Association, International Bar Association, Financial Services Lawyers Association (UK), Inter- Pacific Bar Association, American Bar Association, and Ghana Association of Restructuring and Insolvency Advisors. She is currently a board director of CENIT Energy and GUBA Enterprise.

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