The theme for International Women’s Day 2023 is #EmbraceEquity.

To mark this important day, Professor Christine Woods, Theresa Gattung Chair for Women in Entrepreneurship and Director of the Business School’s Aotearoa Centre for Enterprising Women, caught up with University of Auckland alumna, Simran Kaur from Girls That Invest to talk about equity in financial literacy and being a woman entrepreneur.

Simran Kaur

With only 15-25% of women investing, globally recognized investing expert Simran Kaur founded Girls That Invest, a money media company that has amassed over 2.5M downloads and has become the world’s #1 investing podcast for women – without the jargon. Featured on TEDx US, Forbes, Vogue, Business Insider, and Oxford Women in Business, her mission is simple: Putting money into the hands of women. Simran is speaking at the UK Houses of Parliament for International Women’s Day in March 2023. Her best-selling book, Girls That Invest, has topped charts in the USA, Canada, UK and New Zealand, along with her 350,000 strong social media following and over 4000 students in over 60 countries, quickly demonstrated the need for more investing education tailored to help tackle the wealth gap women are facing.


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