Five resources for International Women's Day 2024

3 min read
March 7, 2024

It's International Women's Day, and the FSC has been passionate about advocating for the financial wellbeing of women for a number of years.

In this article we spotlight some of our top resources which focus on the financial confidence and wellbeing of women to share with your teams and organisations.

These resources provide key insights and knowledge for both the sector and everyday Kiwis as we continue to build on the financial wellbeing of all New Zealanders.

1. See our independent research on the financial literacy of Kiwi women

The FSC has been undertaking comprehensive research on the financial wellbeing of Kiwi women for a number of years, giving the country insights into the facts and statistics between the genders.

In 2023 we found that 69% of women aren't financially prepared for retirement and in 2021 we found over 80% of Kiwi women rate their level of financial wellbeing as moderate, low or very low, and over 70% felt that financial wellbeing influences their overall wellbeing.

Click on the images to access the associated reports.

2023 Money & You- Perception Gap research report:

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2021 Money &You- Women and Financial Wellbeing in New Zealand report:

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2. Understanding the narrative of diversity, equity and inclusion at FSC Conference 2023

Watch the session where we deep-dived into Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) at our August Conference last year, and our expert panel of leaders held a robust and intersectional discussion around DEI initiatives and how to champion change.

Panellists included:

  • Erin Venter, Partner and Chief People Officer at PwC
  • George Ngatai, Director at Te Whanau Ora Community Clinic
  • Joe Consedine, Director at Global Women
  • Kirsten Patterson, CEO of Institute of Directors NZ

3. Watch the replay of our money and relationships webinar

Talking about money is the first stepping stone, but often the hardest, for many Kiwis to start their financial wellbeing journey.

Money is an extremely important topic in relationships and many struggle to bring it up. Our past webinar shared tips in having an effective and meaningful conversation about money with partners.

4. Use our conversation cards

To make starting the conversation around money even easier, we developed conversation cards to get the ball rolling with friends, colleagues and whānau.

Click on the images to access the different packs for families for a child-friendly version, as well as a Māori version.

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Money Talks family edition


5. Insights from our young trailblazers panel discussion

We were honoured to host a panel discussion with Simran Kaur of Girls that Invest, Menorah Coombe and Te Rina West from YWCA and Sarah Kelsey from the One Up Project where they discussed new audiences, how to reach the Māori and Pasifika communities and provided commentary around the need for accessibility and representation.

They also laid down a challenge for the financial services sector.


Want to get involved in driving financial wellbeing in different communities?

There is a lot more work to be done, and we welcome anyone who is keen to join in and help us shift the dial.

Staff in FSC member organisations are welcome to join any FSC Committees which directly impact our work in the financial wellbeing of women:

  • Diversity and Inclusion Committee
  • Strategic Research Committee
  • Consumer Engagement Committee

The full list of Committees can be found here ,and contact us if you'd like to join or receive more information.

Money and You is our website where we share money stories and tips for everyday Kiwis, and more of our research in financial wellbeing can be found here.

Happy International Women's Day!