In my job running the peak business organisation for Australia’s massive financial services sector, I am passionate about many issues, but close to the top is tackling the gender wealth gap, and how to get more women into careers in financial services. I would love to see schools encouraging girls to run money in the same way they encourage girls to be engineers and doctors. When it comes to the gender wealth gap, I have been publicly honest about my own mistakes. I did not engage early enough with super, I don’t have enough. The upside is that I’m now a warrior to ensure history doesn’t repeat. The FSC started #SavingGirls to draw attention to the fact that girls who save, whether through a savings account, investing in a managed fund or contributing more to super, become financially secure, independent women.
Sally Loane, CEO, FSC