The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) and the Financial Executive Women (FEW) are partnering to support the growth of female financial planners and advance their progression across the industry.
Women make up 28 per cent of FPA membership, but less than a quarter of the current profession at 20 per cent.
FPA chief executive, Dante De Gori, said women should be encouraged to enter the planning industry and reach for leadership positions.
“We hope our collaboration with FEW will help foster community, innovation and leadership amongst existing female financial planners, but also encourage more women to choosing financial planning as their profession,” he said.
“We believe it is vital that we nurture and grow our profession, by supporting those who commit to high professional standards, education and ethics as best we can. As part of this, it is also vital that we attract into our profession those who share the same values.”
FEW managing director and founder, Judith Beck, said the collaborative venture would assist women to meet their professional goals in a worthwhile industry.
“We believe that financial planning is essential for women to ensure their financial futures, and financial planning is an excellent career path,” she said.
“Together, we will provide both FPA and FEW members with the necessary support and guidance they need to achieve their goals as financial planners.”