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Joanna Maria Sarah Romero
Gender Finance Expert-Consultant, Private Sector Operations Department, Asian Development Bank
Joanna Romero is the Lead Gender Finance Expert at Women’s Finance Exchange (WFX), an initiative of the Asian Development Bank. In her role, she designs and implements technical assistance support to WFX partner financial institutions. Joanna specializes in the financial inclusion of SMEs, women’s economic empowerment, and sustainable finance and has extensive experience across Asia and the Pacific, Latin America, and Sub-Saharan Africa. Joanna has a Master of Arts degree in International Trade & Investment Policy from George Washington University.
Gender bonds can scale up women’s access to finance and promote gender equality at the same time.