Skip Links

Bad With Money

Rebecca Huntley, Melinda Howes and Vanessa Paterson

Women, on average, earn less than men, and retire with half the super. Join experts to learn the skills that no one ever taught you about saving smarter, earning more and setting yourself up for life.

In the Studio

“What counts most for women is having the confidence to make your own money.”

 Cardi B

You can take control of your coin. Here's how.

Do you prefer not to look at your bank account after the weekend? Is your super in shambles? Are budgets the most boring thing in the world?

It's so simple to procrastinate on getting your finances together. And we're definitely not helped by the forces stacked against us. We live in a world where the gender pay gap is still 14.6%, and half of heterosexual divorces see women left destitute. Statistically, we're more economically disadvantaged than men. 

In this session specially for the financially challenged, join the experts to learn the skills that no one ever taught you about saving smarter, earning more, and setting yourself up for life. Don't miss this opportunity to equip yourself with the skills to demolish debt, crack the sharemarket, and secure your future while gaining a greater understanding of the complex politics around women and money. 

More about...

Rebecca Huntley 

Rebecca Huntley is one of Australia's foremost researchers on social trends. She holds degrees in law and film studies and a PhD in gender studies. She is the author of numerous books, and was a feature writer for Australian Vogue, a columnist for BRW and the presenter of Drive on a Friday on Radio National. Rebecca currently provides research counsel to Essential, an integrated research and communications agency in Australia and New Zealand.

Vanessa Paterson

Vanessa Paterson is the Advice and Reporting Executive Manager at the Workplace Gender Equality Agency. Vanessa has worked in key roles in the Agency since 2001 and was integrally involved in the reforms of the Agency and its underlying Act. Her team continues to play an important role in implementing the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012. Prior to working at the Agency, Vanessa worked in a range of senior roles in the private sector. Vanessa has a Bachelor of Science majoring in psychology, particularly focusing on organisational psychology and neuro-psychology, areas about which she remains passionate.




Melinda Howes

Melinda is an actuary whose career in financial services has spanned policy, strategy, consulting, product and sales work in superannuation, wealth management, insurance and not for profit entities. In late 2014 Melinda Howes commenced the role General Manager of Superannuation at BT Financial Group. Until June 2014 she was the Director of Product Strategy and Services for AMP's Insurance and Superannuation business.

There's so much more...

man up
clementine ford, osher günsberg, vonne patiag
What makes sweet little boys grow up to become violent men - is "toxic masculinity" real? Join Clementine Ford as she turns her razor sharp attention to masculinity alongside leading Australian commentators including Osher Günsberg.
Talks & Ideas
me too: year two
emily steel, sohaila abdulali, tina tchen
More than a year in, #metoo has held some powerful men to account. But has it gone far enough, and what are the next steps? Explore how to movement must evolve to represent women worldwide, and how to create longlasting change at All About Women.
Talks & Ideas
dating: a survival guide
alexandra tweten, sami lukis, flexmami
Orbiting, ghosting and being left on read... navigating the world of modern dating isn't easy. In the jungle out there, let's tak about the highs and lows of modern relationships.
Talks & Ideas

Frequently Asked Questions