80% of women rate their financial wellbeing as moderate to very low, which is why we’re joining #ItStartsWithAction to encourage women to take a step toward improving their financial wellbeing.
Two different research reports have revealed that women still have a much lower level of financial wellbeing compared to men.
Both pieces of research, one from Te Ara Ahunga Ora and the other from the Financial Services Council (FSC), highlight women in general feel less financially comfortable, have lower household incomes, have lower rates of homeownership, are less confident at investing and fewer women seek financial advice compared to men.
The #ItStartsWithAction campaign, which is led by the FSC, aims to collectively create a positive shift in the confidence and wellbeing of women around the country through engaging conversations and tangible actions.
The three-month campaign, which has over 70 different organisations and individuals supporting it, is taking place from 2nd May to 29th July and feeds into Te Ara Ahunga Ora’s national strategy – which has identified women as a priority group for improving financial capability.
Each fortnight, throughout the three-month campaign, there will be a new theme led by different organisations that will share their specialist insights and tools to help encourage women to take action towards improving their financial wellbeing.
Castle Trust is excited to be a part of this important campaign to help improve women’s financial wellbeing. We know women face a different set of challenges when it comes to money and we aim to remove some of those barriers so that women can feel more confident and secure in their financial future.