ABOUT FINANCY

At Financy, we are dedicated to improving financial capability and the economic wellbeing of women

Our mission is to help women financially progress and to live fearlessly. We use data insights to expose financial inequalities and opportunities. We collaborate with like minded organisations to create content, conversations and experiences to drive actionable change and move the score for the better on gender equality. 

Greater workplace diversity is not just good for society and brand image but it helps improve company performance.

OUR APPROACH

Data-Driven. Educational. Actionable.

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Purpose Driven Data Insights

Financy is home to the Women’s Index which each quarter, measures the financial progress of women and timeframes to achieving equality with me across a number of areas.

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Empowering Women

Financy’s purpose is to inform and empower women to be financially fearless. Fear is often what holds back the progress of women across wealth, work, pay, education, leadership, relationships and on the home front.

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Taking Action

We believe anything is possible when we work together, and when we work together we prosper. We are committed to helping organisations and governments take action towards building more gender progressive workplaces and societies. 

GET TO KNOW US

Meet Team Financy

Bianca Hartge-Hazelman

FOUNDER & CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Bianca Hartge-Hazelman is the ceo of Financy, which helps women and organisations become part of the solution to gender financial inequality. For the past 8 years, Bianca has dedicated her time to co-raising three girls with her husband Neil, whilst also creating content and advocating for women’s finance progress and gender equality. Bianca lists the Financy Women’s Index™ as one of her proudest career accomplishments. Launched in 2017, the Index is aligned to the United Nations Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) of which Financy is a signatory. Bianca has previously worked for Australian Financial Review, Channel Nine’s Financial Review Sunday program, Kaplan Professional and the ABC. She is a regular media commentator on women’s finance and contributor to the Australia Financial Review. Bianca holds a Communications Degree with a Broadcast Major, Masters in Journalism and Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance.

Neil Hazelman

CHIEF CREATIVE STRATEGIST

Neil Hazelman is the chief creative director at Financy. Neil is an award winning executive creative director, artist, illustrator, designer, advertiser, marketer and brand man. He is also the strategic brains behind brand Financy and The Women’s Index™. He brings over 25 years industry experience across global markets having worked in New York and London and consulted throughout the Asia Pacific. Neil is also an entrepreneur and the founder of creative cloud agency, We Are Why which helps organisations discover their unique “why” or purpose and align it to profits. Neil’s work brings bespoke teams together to execute on big ideas.

Sara Di Nuzzo

Business Development & Partnership Manager

Sara Di-Nuzzo is the business development and partnership manager at Financy. She is an experienced passionate, articulate professional with a successful long term career in banking, sales, management, business development, and administration. Sara has worked in senior level & commercial management roles across several financial institutions and as a result brings with her a great depth of experience and knowledge. Sara holds a Masters of Business Administration and Bachelor of Business, Finance and Accounting. In Sara’s spare time she enjoys Scuba Diving and creating awareness and empowering our younger generation, to participate and make a positive difference to the environment by participating in removal of marine debris and litter from our ocean and beaches.

FINANCY ADVISORY BOARD

Thought leaders and industry experts across economics, fintech, careers and communications.

Financy is supported by a team of game changing business leaders, who advise on strategic product and services transformation, execution and growth. This team is proudly helping to shape how Financy assists women and organisations in tackling gender financial equality at home, work and in society.

Economist

Nicki Hutley

Nicki Hutley is a highly experienced economist, with broad-based expertise in both macroeconomics and microeconomic policy, gained over more than three decades in financial and investment markets and in economic consulting. After many years in the corporate world, including most recently as a partner with Deloitte Access Economics, Nicki is now an independent economist and an economic adviser with Social Outcomes, developing and evaluating social impact programs, and a Councillor with the Climate Council.
Strategic Advisor

Cathryn Lyall

Cathryn Lyall is an adviser to Seed Space Venture Capital and a Non Executive Director (NED) for WISR and Fintech Australia plus many boards including Hutly. She has over 31 years experience in global Capital Markets as a Derivatives Trader, Exchange Executive, Strategic Advisor and markets infrastructure specialist. She also co-founded Seismic Foundry, a discretionary fund investing in SEIS and EIS eligible Capital Markets FinTech in London and remains a Partner.
Advisor

Mark Bennett

Mark Bennett is a veteran of forty years in the financial services sector in both Australia and the UK, mostly in funds management but also stockbroking and insurance. Mark specialises in operations and compliance. He sits on the board of an Australian responsible entity and on the compliance committees of two AFSL holders.
Chair

Connie McKeage

Connie Mckeage has an enviable track record of leading teams that deliver. She sits on the OneVue Board and is Managing Director of the OneVue Group, an Australian All ordinaries listed company. Connie joined the board of OneVentures, a leading Australian venture capital firm, as an independent Director in 2017.Connie has extensive experience in the Australian, Asian, European and North American financial services markets which solidly underpins her role as Managing Director.
Advisor

Jo-Anne Bloch

Jo-Anne Bloch is a Non-Executive Director and Advisor, who works with businesses to facilitate a better financial future for women. Her career spans 35 years in financial services where she has been dedicated to the advancement of women and in particular, financial literacy and financial wellness. Some other examples of Jo-Anne’s career achievements include: Supporting the establishment of ASIC’s Money Smart program and financial literacy programs in the NSW school curriculum. Participating actively in Mercer’s When Women Thrive program to improve the health and financial wellbeing of women in the workplace and many more…
Chief Technology Officer

James Thorpe

James Thorpe is the head of information technology at Hobart Airport and the managing director of Lambda, providing expert advice on cloud computing, cybersecurity and mission critical system design. James is the former chief technology officer at OneVue Group where he was responsible for all aspects of technology from OneVue’s founding as a small start-up software development company through to a being profitable, publicly listed, services company with over 300 employees and revenues over $50 million. OneVue was acquired by Iress in 2020.
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