06 December 2018
Congressional Country Club. 8500 River Road Bethesda, MD 20817 (Washington, United States)
BBVA Microfinance Foundation has received the Corporate Citizen of the Americas (CCA) 2018 Award, from the Trust for the Americas and the Organization of American States (OAS), for its initiatives on women’s empowerment, oriented towards female entrepreneurs under vulnerable conditions.
This award acknowledges private sector organizations that conduct projects in the Americas which benefit communities and whose work serves as a model for other institutions to promote socially responsible practices.
According to the award-giving body, BBVAMF’s program is an excellent representation of an initiative that drives gender equality through economic opportunities and skills building for women in Latin America.
BBVAMF CEO Javier M. Flores, will receive this award on the 6th of december in Washington DC, from the hands of OAS secretary general, Luis Almagro.
BBVAMF pays special attention to female entrepreneurs and serves more than one million women in the Latin American region. It is a catalyst for change that promotes women’s economic empowerment through financial inclusion, one of the SDG 5 targets, included in the United Nations 2030 Agenda. The Foundation provides access to tailored financial products and services to enterprising women, together with financial education, technical training and access to networks. Furthermore, BBVAMF takes an active part in leading international forums on women empowerment.