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New Faces New Voices (NFNV) focuses on expanding the role and influence of women in the financial sector. NFNV advocates for women’s access to finance and financial services. The network aims to bridge the funding gap in financing women-owned businesses in Africa and to advocate for policy and legislative changes. The overall objective of the network is to advance the financial inclusion of women by bringing more women into the formal financial system.


  • Increase women’s access to finance and financial services
  • Build the capacity and skills and capacity of African women to access finance as consumers, investors and entrepreneurs
  • Increase the number, visibility and influence of women’s leadership in the financial sector


We advocate for investing in women differently in order to ensure that they take centre-stage in the financial sector

  • Engage with financial institutions, regulators and policy makers to remove barriers that impede women’s economic advancement and financial inclusion
  • Conduct research and disseminate knowledge on women’s financial inclusion, entrepreneurial development and economic contribution to African economies
  • Convene meetings, conferences, round-table discussions, working groups and dialogues with key stakeholders in the financial sector to advance women’s economic opportunities
  • Identify innovative financing models and vehicles to put more capital into the hands of women
  • Promote women’s leadership and influence in strengthening financial systems at national, regional, continental and global levels


We have chapters in sixteen countries across the continent; Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, the DRC, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe. These are headed by leading women in business and finance, central banks and other key local stakeholders to identify and implement projects to advance women’s financial inclusion in their countries.

For detailed information on New Faces New Voice, visit http://www.nfnv.org/