Financial Literacy Program

Helping Young Women Discover Their Passion for the Right Path with the Right Mentors in Partnership with UTS.

There remains a shortage of women undergraduates actively seeking careers in the Finance sector (particularly front of house roles). This is in part due to lack of correct information as to the breadth of different opportunities available and a perception that they will experience great difficulty progressing and sustaining their careers as they progress in the future.

The Problem

Today, young women face continuing issues as they start their career path with ongoing blocks to success. These blocks also creates further culture disruption and financial loss. Some of the issues young women are facing:

Limited female mentors in early stages of career growth

Lack of industry insights and full real time understanding

Lack of female success stories in the corporate workplace

Lack of opportunities & promotions given in the first 5 years of employment

Increasing numbers of confidence issues, including anxiety & stress

No understanding of personal brand and it’s importance

High turnover of jobs due to dissatisfaction and lack of support

Job scarcity & concern due to the COVID-19 impact

The Solution

There are two key objectives of the Program as follows: Provide clear practical information to students about the broad range of career paths available to them Provide access to senior leaders from across the industry in a small group environment so that they have the opportunity to interact with each leader and start the process of developing meaningful connections at the very start of their career. Introducing mentors before they step onto their career path will give the young women the ability to make informed choices in the workplace. This will create:

More Confidence in relationships at work, lower stress & health issues

Engaged employees with a grounded understanding of the industry of choice

Ability to recognise opportunities and receive promotions in the first 5 years of employment

Inspired by stories of success from mentors to encourage success

Healthier personal brand and an understanding of its importance

Longer times in Jobs with a feeling of potential growth and support

Better visibility and voice in the work-place

Better understanding of the impact of COVID-19 in the industry & business