Ninety One to host third seminar to empower women investors during Women’s Month
14 Aug, 2023

Kotie Basson – Head of Marketing in South Africa at Ninety One

 

The topic of women and money is one of contradictions. While 70-80% of consumer purchases are driven by women¹, and 40% of total global wealth is now held by women², only 9% of women³ think they make better investors than men, despite research showing that they earn consistently better returns.

 

In a bid to inspire and empower women to make confident financial decisions, South Africa’s largest investment manager, Ninety One, will host its third Women and Investing virtual seminar on 23 August 2023.

 

Entitled Breaking the Bias, the panel of financial planning and investment experts will provide valuable insights on the key financial biases facing women today – and how to break them. They will share practical tips and tools to help grow women’s financial confidence and take the first steps towards a more financially secure future.

 

Speakers include finance mavens such as celebrated personal finance journalist, Maya Fisher-French; Babalwa Nonkenge, founder of award-winning podcast and educational platform, Epokothweni with Babalwa Nonkenge; and Janet Hugo, Director at Sterling Private Wealth, as well as award-winning winemaker, Andrea Mullineux. They will be joined by Ninety One team members, Tsitsi Hatendi-Matika, Siobhan Simpson and Simone Arnold .

 

Ninety One Head of Marketing in South Africa, Kotie Basson says, “Although many women lead households and play an increasingly active role in the economy, they still lag men disproportionately in earnings and savings. In a survey we conducted with the women who have signed up for our webinar, only a third of the respondents believe they are on track with their investment plan.  About 30% of women are unsure while 37% admit they aren’t. We are hoping to change those statistics by providing the knowledge and tools for women to make confident financial and investment decisions that can have a big impact on their financial futures,” says Basson.

 

The seminar is part of a powerful investment toolkit provided by Ninety One’s Women and Investing Hub, which aims to support women in setting financial goals, save for their children’s education, invest for retirement and make other important financial decisions.

 

With access to features including Q&As with leading female financial advisors on real-life financial issues and how to solve them, and advice on why you should invest in maintaining a healthy work-life balance, the Women and Investing Hub aims to inspire and empower women in their financial planning.

 

For further details and to register for this free event, please visit https://ninetyone.com/en/south-africa/insights/women-and-investing.

 

  1. https://www.forbes.com/sites/bridgetbrennan/2015/01/21/top-10-things-everyone-should-know-about-women-consumers/?sh=7a3d5ccb6a8b
  2. https://www.oliverwyman.com/our-expertise/insights/2019/nov/women-as-financial-services-customers.html
  3. https://www.cnbc.com/2022/04/11/op-ed-heres-why-women-are-better-investors-than-men.html

 

ENDS

 

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