The gender retirement gap (and how to fix it)

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June 18, 2022

We held a free action-focused session on how to address the gender retirement gap on Thursday 7 July at Westpac.

Watch the replay below:


About this event

According to FSC research, women are less confident about their finances and worry more about money than men do. With the gender pay gap currently sitting above 9%, it's not news to anyone that women earn less than men in Aotearoa, and also have 20% less in retirement savings. This gap is even wider for women of Māori, Pasifika and Asian descent.

The time for simply talking about the issues is well past; we need to bring about impactful change. 

This event is a call to action! An opportunity to identify and discuss the changes that can be implemented to start to fix the gap. Changes that can be proactively promoted by financial services industry participants and the wider community.

Our panel of experts presented their solutions for bridging the gender retirement gap.


  • Angela Meyer - facilitator
  • Jane Wrightson - Retirement Commissioner, Te Ara Ahunga Ora Retirement Commission
  • David Boyle - Head of Sales & Marketing, Mint Asset Management
  • Michelle Corse-Scott - Head of Risk & Compliance & General Counsel, Milford Asset Management
  • Tracey Cross - Legal and Business Consultant


Kindly hosted by Westpac NZ and supported by Women in Super.


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About It Starts With Action:

It Starts With Action is an FSC-led campaign that supports Te Ara Ahunga Ora's National Strategy. 

Through engaging conversations and tangible actions, our goal is to collectively contribute to a positive shift in the confidence and wellbeing of wāhine around the country.

We encourage all organisations, non-profits and individuals from the financial services sector and beyond to join us in registering your support and taking meaningful action.