Founder and President of Enterprise Solutions to Poverty, Nancy Barry will participate on the panel: “Financial Services at the Base of the Pyramid.” A global leader in building finance and enterprise systems that engage low income entrepreneurs, Nancy has received numerous awards, including recognition as one of Forbes Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful Women in the World in both 2004 and 2005.
Launched in September 2006, ESP works with major corporations, emerging entrepreneurs, and leading business schools to build business models that engage low-income producers as suppliers, distributors and consumers of products that build income and assets. Nancy is recognized as a global leader in building finance and enterprise systems that work for the majority. She was President of Women’s World Banking from 1990 to 2006, expanding the WWB network to reach nearly 20 million low income entrepreneurs and shaping microfinance worldwide. From 1975 to 1990, Ms. Barry worked at the World Bank, pioneering small enterprise programs and leading work on industry, trade and finance. Ms. Barry has a B.A. in economics from Stanford University, an MBA from Harvard Business School.