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Co-sponsored by:

Women Entrepreneurs Finance Initiative (We-Fi)

Kingdom of the Netherlands

Wednesday, March 13th  | 6:00 – 7:15PM followed by reception

Delegates Dining Room, UN Headquarters



The Women Entrepreneurs Finance Code (the WE Finance Code or, simply, the Code) is a commitment by financial service providers, regulators, development banks, and other financial ecosystem players to work together to increase funding provided to women-led micro, small and medium enterprises (WMSMEs) around the world, so that they can grow and add value to the economy and their communities. Coordinated by We-Fi and its Implementing Partners – six multilateral development banks, the Code will be piloted in 26 countries, a majority of which will launch their National Codes in March/April 2024.

Organized by We-Fi and co-sponsored by the Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the United Nations, the CSW event aims to recognize the commitment and leadership of these countries through engaging their finance ministers and other public/private-sector champions in a high-level dialogue. The event aims to inspire collective action toward unlocking the economic potential of women, introduce the WE Finance Code through launching country-level pilots, and discuss the role of leadership, data, and innovation in driving systemic change in the financial ecosystem.

For more details on the WE Finance Code and a list of pilot countries, visit:

Agenda forthcoming

Speaker biographies forthcoming