Let’s face it, FEMALES ROCK! Women change the world every day and no matter what our “jobs” are (we usually have many), we know our real job is to grow the future. So why is it that women are less likely to reach top management in business? Or equal wages with men? Or serve our nation in top political positions?
A new women-only round table aiming to empower women hopes to address these concerns and much more. The Future is Female conference, taking place on Apr 8, Sat, is organised by The New Savvy, a women-focused financial literacy platform in partnership with the Singapore Exchange (SGX). The speakers for the conference include senior representatives from several financial institutions, venture capitalists and successful women entrepreneurs.
“I think it’s crucial for women to be active in managing their finances. We believe that all women, regardless of occupation, income levels, lifestyle, life stages should learn to empower themselves financially,” says Anna Haotanto, CEO of The New Savvy.
“Women are earning more money, saving more but not investing and managing their money. Most women are savers or leave it to their spouses to manage the money. But women need to make sure that they take care of themselves and be protected against unfortunate circumstances.”
We, for one, are all for women taking charge of themselves financially or otherwise because after all, the first step towards empowerment is independence. Here are some other reasons why the future is definitely female: