Johannesburg, 19 August 2021: Economic equality for women is at the centre of realising gender equality, and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) will once again equip women with the financial tools to access financial freedom through its popular and fourth annual #JSESheInvests event.
The event, which will be held virtually, is part of the JSE’s efforts to boost female participation in the investment community by empowering, supporting and educating women who want to achieve financial security through investing.
The event fortuitously takes place at a time when many South Africans are grappling with the financial uncertainties spurred by the Covid-19 economic impact. According to the United Nations (UN), most women work in sectors that are hardest hit by the pandemic.
In its report, the UN indicates that women are 24% more likely to lose their jobs or suffer from a steep income fall in addition to the sheer uphill climb of the gender pay gap. Additionally, many women don’t feel confident that they will make the right investment decisions.
This year’s #JSESheInvests virtual event will take place on Saturday, 21 August 2021 from 10:00 until 12:30 and women across the country can still register to attend this impactful event offered at no cost.
Vuyo Lee, Director: Marketing & Corporate Affairs at the JSE, says top women in personal finance will share life-changing insights and financial skills on how to plan for uncertainties. The pandemic has also made people more conscious of the ever-changing circumstances that impact their finances.
Fascinating topics to be covered include planning for a future of unknowns, managing money like a boss and a panel discussion on practical ways to make meaningful changes to the way you save, invest and create wealth.
“Women economic empowerment is more critical than ever when considering the fact that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, women remain worse off financially when compared to men,” Lee says.
Founder of Financial Fitness Bunnies and bestselling-author, Nicolette Mashile, will MC the event, guiding participants through a powerful and insightful programme covering keynote sessions by financial experts such as Maya Fisher-French, Mapalo Makhu, Nerina Visser and many others.
Lee adds that women who want to attain economic independence and create wealth for themselves, are encouraged to attend the event as the speakers will impart invaluable information.
“Sometimes women are not comfortable with talking about investments because they do not know where to start or think they need large sums of money before they can invest or that investing is only for financial experts. The truth is, investing is for everyone,” Lee concludes.
Date: Saturday, 21 August 2021
Time: 10:00 – 12:30
To register and RSVP, click HERE
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