343 million Europeans have a woman’s signature on their official currency, the Euro €. While Christine Lagarde, as President of the European Central Bank, may inspire us to get more comfortable talking about money, “61% of women would rather talk about their own death…..” Sallie Krawcheck.
Sallie Krawcheck is one of a number of financial professional providing inspriation and practical support to move towards gender financial equality. The gender pay gap in Ireland continues to the historical imbalance of economic power. As co-Founder & CEO of Ellevest‘s research reveals that for women, money is a confidence booster.
Women want more financial planning and investment (Fidelity, 2015) but their discomfort with discussing money persists. The result has been a growth in support and education services especially tailored to women.
ReadingTo Dispel Discomfort With Money
Money – How Do You Feel When Asking For More?
– the first few chapters of Suze Orman‘s book, Women & Money, provide an insightful exploration into the unpleasant sensations related to money. (The later chapters focus on the US financial tax system and investments options and are thus less relevant.) It’s available through the Irish online public library.
The Millionaire Next Door: The Surprising Secrets of America’s Wealthy by Thomas Stanley is an excellent read on managing income and money. The TL;DR version is; spend less than you earn.
‘The Best Things In Life Are Fees’ is the title of chapter 7 in Karen Salmansohn’s book for working women entitled ‘How to Succeed In Business Without a Penis’. (You can read Jane’s review on GoodReads.)
Getting Comfortable With Money
Samantha Barry, who features in Gendelity’s negotiation workshop, hosts the Glamour Podcast ‘She Makes Money Moves‘. Backed by data that indicates women who are financially independent were the beneficiaries of parental encouragement, early episodes of the podcast explore
“the thrilling independence that came with having my own income”
Samantha Barry, Editor-in-Chief, Glamour Magazine
There is lots of good stuff here => https://www.glamour.com/story/money-secrets-from-1000-real-women
The last word goes to Carol Brick. ↓