Episode 01: Women’s Worry
Girls are more likely to suffer from ‘maths anxiety’ than boys. And this has huge ramifications later in life – we’re talking career trajectory, lower pay and confidence in all things finance. But how did we get here and what can we do about it?
‘Pink jobs’ like nursing and teaching are in high demand – but still, their pay doesn’t measure up. In fact, most ‘women’s work’ despite high education levels, is valued less than men’s – and that even goes for women who actually have ‘blue jobs’. So, what stands in the way of valuing women’s work – and what can we do about it?
Men are twice as likely to have their flexible leave requests refused than women. And that’s a problem because it means parents get less say about how they want to raise their kids. So, if both men and women want greater freedom – and choices – why hasn’t anything changed?
Today’s younger women are in a much better financial situation than previous generations. Or are they? Research shows that almost a third of Sydney’s women believe if their relationship fell apart, they’d be in financial strife. So, what’s going on and what can we do about it?