What I've Learnt - Christina Hobbs

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Christina Hobbs is a woman with purpose. She’s worked as a humanitarian and financial inclusion expert for the United Nations for over a decade, in conflict-affected regions such as Syria and Iraq. She’s also a former Deloitte Management Consultant and experienced board member in the superannuation industry.

Verve Super is Australia’s first ethical superannuation fund specifically designed by women, for women, and it’s a welcome disruptor in the industry.

Since superannuation was introduced in the early 90s, successive national governments have made little progress on retirement equality for women: Australian women today are still retiring with roughly 40% less super than their male counterparts. On top of that, women over 55 years of age are the fastest-growing group experiencing homelessness.

“There’s no security, without economic security. There’s no space to pursue dreams, no ability to live safely and independently, and no opportunity to achieve potential. Women face significant structural challenges in building financial security over their lifetime, and that’s why it’s so important that we support each other and fight for fairer economic policies. But to me, economic equality is about so much more than security alone, it’s more than equal pay and bank balances.”

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