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This year’s Women of the World (WOW) festival is bringing women together from across regional Queensland to celebrate their achievements and experiences as they tackle issues such as women’s wellbeing and gender equality.
We’re proud to be hosting a series of educational talks at this year’s festival, which focus on the positive steps women can take to secure their financial futures, regardless of their age, lifestyle or family structure.
QSuper Member Education Officer, Ronda Lewis (pictured above), who has more than 40 years of financial industry experience, is presenting on strategies women can use to boost their financial wellbeing, build wealth and prepare for the future.
"Our workshops aim to improve awareness of what drives financial wellbeing for women," Ronda said.
"It’s about encouraging all women to know how to manage their money, how to increase their financial literacy and the steps they can take at any age to build a financially secure future."
Ronda’s workshops will focus on how young women can develop good money habits and set savings goals, how women can grow their financial futures while juggling commitments such as family, career and a mortgage, as well as advice on building and future-proofing wealth.
"Our interactive sessions offer advice on planning for retirement, what to do when financial goals don’t go to plan and why superannuation is so essential for future security," Ronda said.
"The sessions highlight the importance of increasing your financial literacy, no matter what your age.
"We’ll also talk about QSuper’s extensive range of resources, designed specifically for women, and show our workshop attendees how they can access those resources and services."
With females representing two-thirds of our members, we’re committed to taking an active role in empowering women with confidence when it comes to their money, and ensuring they are equipped to control their own financial futures.
One of the ways we put this mission into action is through our partnership with the WOW festival in Queensland.
This year’s festival focuses on celebrating the achievements of girls and women in remote and regional Queensland towns, giving them a voice on the issues of gender equality, discrimination, diversity, financial security and wellbeing.
First launched in Brisbane in 2015, the festival includes a diverse range of activities, events and workshops designed to empower women, and to support them as they make meaningful change in their lives, and in the lives of their communities.
For women, workplace gender gaps can impact much more than just their income level.
"Gender inequality can hinder career progression, reduce the chance of being promoted, affect financial wellbeing and even reduce the amount of superannuation women can save for retirement,” Ronda said.
"It’s a chance for them to have a voice and be part of the conversation about barriers that still exist that can prevent them from achieving their dreams.
"We also provided attendees with access to one-on-one sessions with our team throughout the event.
"We’re proud to be part of such an inspiring and empowering women’s event."
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