Alterna Savings Sponsors Carleton University’s Women’s Worlds 2011

Toronto, ON – June 13, 2011  Alterna Savings has proudly contributed as a Gold sponsor to this year’s Women’s Worlds Congress in Ottawa, Ontario.

Alterna’s contribution will facilitate the Congress’s in-focus session on microfinance and social entrepreneurship. As leaders in microfinance and advocates for women’s rights and social entrepreneurship, the Congress is viewed as a perfect fit for Alterna to solidify their commitment to promoting women’s equality in Canada and around the world.

“We’re proud to help bring this ground-breaking worldwide Congress for women to Canada. We’ve long been dedicated to empowering women, women’s rights and equality, and are leading the way with our microfinance program”, says Alterna’s Manager of Corporate Social Responsibility, Susan Henry. “In fact, about 60% of recipients of our micro loans are women. I couldn’t think of a more fitting partnership.”

The four-day-long event on global women’s issues runs from July 3-7, 2011. Ottawa marks the 30th anniversary of the congress, an interdisciplinary gathering of 2,000 individuals from around the world. The focus of the congress is to advance women’s equality through research, innovation, connection and leadership.

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