A focus of Global Women’s mahi, and that of our communities is upskilling and keeping women in organisational pipelines. However, it doesn’t simply start and end at the workplace: there’s work to do to equity women in all parts of life.
Angela Meyer, a Global Women member speaks to the power of personal financial literacy and resilience for women in a candid kōrero recently published on Stuff.co.nz.
Simply put, this inspiring wāhine is on a mission to help women get comfortable with money.
The starting point? Talking about money.
Her series of upcoming free workshops, The Table’s Getting Financially Lit: What Your Grandma Wishes She Knew, sponsored by Mercer, where Angela contributes as a Gender Equity consultant, will see women come together and supercharge their financial knowledge.
“We used to hand down recipes, but why don’t we hand down information about compounding interest?” — Angela Meyer, Gender Equity consultant, Mercer
Drawing on recent studies that show a trend of women’s low confidence levels around financial wellbeing and women being more likely to retire with less than men, Angela wants to stamp out a “real crisis around financial literacy.”
The 2021 Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission survey shows that 80% of women rate their financial wellbeing as very low to moderate, with 65% of women worried about money on a monthly basis.
“When I talk about wealth, I don’t just mean money, I mean freedom, or that sense of confidence”
“Women are not getting the information in the same way that our male counterparts have access to,” says Angela to Stuff’s Kelly Dennett. “We used to hand down recipes, but why don’t we hand down information about compounding interest?
“When I talk about wealth, I don’t just mean money, I mean freedom, or that sense of confidence. It might be that you want to sit in your undies and eat chips all day, whatever is good for you and your whānau, [but] you want to have that freedom,” shares Angela.
Read the full scoop by Kelly Dennett here on Stuff.co.nz, or join a workshop over on www.seatatthetable.co.nz.