Join the 10thousandgirl Campaign and get your plan and finances on track!
Do you ever get that feeling you need to do something around planning for your future and personal finances but don’t quite know how or where to begin? Looking for inspiration, new ideas and direction?
“Make a plan for your life. Join the 10thousandgirl campaign and set clear 12 month, 3-5 year and long term personal goals whilst learning about superannuation, insurance, investing in shares and property and managing debt so you can ensure you’re setting your personal finances up to support your long term goals.”
What is the story behind 10thousandgirl?
10thousandgirl is a not for profit organisation started by a group of young women in a Sydney pub in 2009. The girls quickly realised the importance and long term benefit of having a plan and understanding finance basics so they could make their plans happen. More and more women started to come. The campaign now has a board of directors, governance in place and has grown to educate 1000’s of women across Australia every year with the initiative attracting national and more recently global recognition in their bid to contribute to increasing the wellbeing and economic health of women. The programs are largely delivered by passionate and committed volunteers in partnership with national and local community, government and private organisations.
Who’s it for?
The dynamic programs are suitable for women of all ages and financial stages. We say if you feel like a girl, you’re welcome! Join a GIG (Girl Investment Group), come to a one day Life Planning Workshop or register for a Webinar in 2012 and be one of 10,000 girls working together to lead inspired, mindful and self-funded lives. Set up your own plan for the future and financial foundations, and in the process make a global contribution to eradicating extreme poverty through the use of microfinance. We call this the ripple effect.
Our objective is for every woman and household across Australia to have;
[ ] clear inspiring life goals (a plan for the future)
[ ] a minimum 3-6 months wages saved up as an emergency fund (savings)
[ ] sufficient and relevant insurance in place (insurance)
[ ] be happily challenged with your family or career (personal growth)
[ ] be learning to plan, save and invest toward a self-funded future (financial security)
[ ] be surrounded by like-minds (inspiration)
[ ] have access to local financial service professionals (professional support network)
[ ] be contributing to our broader economic prosperity and wellbeing (sense of community)
Why is this necessary?
1) Women earn less than men; 2) are more likely to have interrupted careers because of child raising and caring responsibilities; and 3) live longer so need to save more for retirement. Women in Australia can expect to earn $1m less than men in their working lives. Globally, 1% of the world’s women own land. SOURCE: Australian Financial Literacy Foundation, National Centre for Social and Economic Modeling (NATSEM), International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)
Announcement: Campaign to visit 100 towns across Australia
The campaign plan over 2011-2015 is to inspire and educate 10,000 women (16-40+) across Australia, with a specific focus on reaching remote and regional communities. You can “request the campaign to be brought to your town”. Awareness raising activity and educational programs are being carried out in 100 remote, regional and metropolitan areas with support and involvement from local business and community volunteers. Founder of the campaign, Zoe Lamont shares the campaign plans with Natarsha Belling, Ten News.
Announcement: Kate Ellis MP supports the 10thousandgirl Campaign
In the month leading up to the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, Minister Kate Ellis shares insights around the current economic landscape for women and acknowledges the 10thousandgirl Campaign for taking action.
The 10thousandgirl Campaign is a social business venture toward the fairer distribution of wealth, power, knowledge and love – in support of the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.
Life Planning Workshop
Get a life and finance makeover ..and a beauty makeover! The first series of one day Life Planning Workshops are being held at Napoleon Perdis Makeup Academy venues in capital cities from February to June 2010.More info and register now
Personal Finance Program
Find out more about the one year Personal Finance Program. Available from June 2010, we're looking for girls to jump on the boat early. Provide feedback on each of the modules and receive your program free!Click here for more info
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