It’sInternational Women’s Day(IWD) on Tuesday 8 March 2022, and this year’s theme is #BreakTheBias. In honour of IWD, discover some great resources that aim to help empower women and girls financially.
Even in 2022, men are still twice as likely to be highly paid as women. The latest data from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency — based on more than four million employees across Australia between April 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021 — shows that women, on average, earned almost $26,000 less than men.
Invest In Girls (IIG)
Invest In Girls teaches high school girls financial concepts, exposes them to professional women role models, and introduces them to financial services companies and career paths in finance to empower them to become tomorrow’s leaders. Its vision is to give all girls access to financial education and exposure to careers in finance and the financial services industry. To learn more, including if you are interested in bringing IIG to your school or volunteering to become a financial role model, visit investgirls.org.
Women NSW Financial Toolkit
Women NSW has compiled a free financial toolkit that aims to help women be more confident money managers and secure their financial futures throughout every life stage. The toolkit gathers together a wide range of resources that can help women manage their money with topics spanning everyday money matters, planning, and help with money concerns and emergencies.
Women Talk Money
Women Talk Money aims to help women improve their financial literacy, through resources including videos, helpful reading and quizzes to test your knowledge. There’s some good information for dealing with money issues that can come up in relationships – from getting married or moving in together to splitting up and separating assets.
Financy is an Australian online women’s money magazine focused on helping women live their best, most fulfilling lives through achieving their money goals. Articles span a wide breadth of topics, from gender equality in the workplace and coping with financial stress to the latest financial news that’s particularly relevant to women.
The Financial Diet
If learning through other people’s stories appeals to you then The Financial Diet might be right up your alley. Alongside personal money management advice, you can sneak a peek into other people’s financial journeys and how they conquered their financial challenges. Among them, stories about the unique challenges of having to support family members at a young age to how to cope if you get targeted by a financial scammer.
Clever Girl Finance
Clever Girl Finance is a US-based financial literacy platform but many of its resources are equally helpful for Australian women too. Clever Girl has blogs, videos and a podcast, as well as fun and practical resources such as a monthly financial literacy book club, free online courses, and tools to help you create an actionable financial roadmap.
Money Builder Program
Our Money Builder Program simplifies complex, often confusing financial matters to help women gain confidence in their financial decisions and achieve their most important financial goals. Participants receive individual guidance and coaching, which focuses on their strengths, and set up a wealth portal. The Facebook Community is a great place to find the support, accountability and camaraderie of likeminded women achieving their money management goals together.
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Disclaimer: The information contained in this article is general in nature and does not take into account your personal objectives, financial situation or needs. Please consider whether the information is appropriate to your circumstance before acting on it and, where appropriate, seek professional advice.