Jessica Schnabel is the Global Head of IFC’s Banking on Women business in the Financial Institutions Group. She is responsible for building IFC’s global investment business and advisory services for financial institutions in emerging markets, to radically scale-up and improve financial services for women and women-led SMEs. She has led the team to invest over US$2.7 billion and provide solutions to over 100 banks and financial institutions in over 55 emerging market countries to build profitable financial and nonfinancial services for women customers. Building partnerships with public and private sector players, IFC’s Banking on Women business has been at the forefront of innovations such as the Banking on Women-Global Trade Finance Program and the Women Entrepreneurs Bond, action-oriented data analytics, and tangible financial and development results. Her prior experience in IFC includes a range of debt, equity, and balance sheet risk-management investments in commercial banks, private equity funds, and asset finance companies. Ms. Schnabel holds an undergraduate degree from Indiana University and a graduate degree from the Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies.