Is there a financial literacy gender gap?

Wednesday 19 June 2019, 8.00 – 9.30

Brussels Press Club Europe, Rue Froissart 95, 1040 Brussels

Adequate financial literacy underpins the ability of individuals to be effective participants in the economy, enabling them to make informed financial choices and understand the financial risks they face. While financial education can play an important role in helping improve the economic empowerment and financial independence of all Europeans, is there a particular issue when it comes to women’s financial literacy? As women live longer, earn less and have fewer savings, are they getting the financial education they need? As we look ahead to a new legislative term, is there a need to focus more squarely on strengthening the financial awareness and understanding of women and girls?

Join us at our next Women in EU Finance Network breakfast to exchange views on what can be done at EU level to support the long-term financial independence of women with:

  • Anne-Françoise Mélot (Head of Unit – Free movement of capital and application of EU law, DG FISMA)
  • Anna Fall (Chief Brand & Communications Officer, Intrum)
  • Raymond Frenken (Head of Communications & Financial Literacy, European Banking Federation)
  • Diana Filip (Deputy CEO & VP for Marketing & Development, JA Europe)

We look forward to exploring questions such as:

  • Financial education: does one size fit all?
  • What are the specific needs of women – and girls – for financial education?
  • Are there best-in-class programmes that can be replicated across the EU?
  • What are the respective roles of policy-makers, financial services entities, businesses, civil society and individuals in improving the financial literacy of all Europeans?

The breakfast is organised by ICAEW in collaboration with Intrum.

Please register here or by emailing – and do share with any colleagues you think might be interested!


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