• FWX March qtr  -1.6% (72.2pts)
  • FWX y-o-y change  0.9% (72.2pts)
  • Total timeframe to Gender Equality  59
  • Timeframe to Equality on Employment  28 years
  • Timeframe to Equality on Underemployment  15.5 years
  • Timeframe to Equality on Gender Pay Gap  22 years
  • Timeframe to Equality on Unpaid Work  59 years
  • Timeframe to Equality for Women On Boards  6.5 years
  • Timeframe to Equality on Superannuation  19 years
  • Gender Pay Gap 2021  13.9%
  • Gender Pay Gap sub-index 2021  (86pts)
  • Employment sub-index 2021  1.2pts (72pts)
  • Superannuation sub-index  5.4pts (74.6pts)
  • Gender Gap Superannuation  25%
  • Underemployment Rate sub-index  -8.1pts (74.6pts)
  • Education sub-index  92pts
  • ASX 200 Women On Boards sub-index  69pts
  • ASX 200 Women On Boards  34.5%
  • Unpaid Work sub-index  67pts

5 mindset tips to help you stay money smart

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Christina Cabrera
July 13, 2018

Being money smart means being savvy when it comes to spending and saving but it means working to ensure that you keep your mindset on solid ground financially.

Here’s some tips on how you can make it happen.

Believe in your own success

A money smart woman does not doubt herself and, therefore, is heading straight for the chosen result. In other words, confidence is king or, in this case, queen.

As Kay Koplovitz, the first network TV president in history, said recently, “You have to be comfortable that you can think your way through and actually execute your way through to the desired outcome. I expected to be successful.”

Trust your intuition

I have said it before. Go with your gut, ladies. A financially savvy woman would tell you to trust what your experiences, successes, and failures have taught you; in other words, listen to your intuition.

Basically, harness the power of the intuition. As per bestselling author Madeleine L’Engle, “Don’t try to comprehend with your mind. Your minds are very limited. Use your intuition.”

Be grateful

Express gratitude, starting right now, for the supportive people around you.

A money smart woman knows that her next big accomplishment is due partially to her strong network.

By the way, graciousness not only is a great value but also encourages employee loyalty.

Media powerhouse and OWN CEO Oprah Winfrey understands this virtue well. In 2009, she provided a Mediterranean cruise to all of her staff and their families.

Build authentic relationships

It is the genuine relationships around you that will stabilize you through the good times and the bad. Nurture them as you will never stop needing supportive friendships in your career, no matter how high you rise.

To sum it up: “Friends and good manners will carry you where money won’t go.” – Poet Margaret Walker.

Not risk adverse

Risky behaviors aren’t always bad. Just ask a money smart woman. Sheryl Sandberg, the Chief Operating Officer of Facebook, is one such female. She suggests women ask themselves, “What would you do if you weren’t afraid?”

This question encourages goal-setting for a career, finances, and personal parts of life that aren’t limited to what is deemed as safe. Be aware though that this is a calculated risk; I’m not touting crazy behaviour.

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