17 Sustainable Development Goals

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For this post, I will be ​discussing a topic that goes beyond financial parenting, but which is so significant today that it impacts in many ways our efforts to educate children on the money. I’d like to acquaint you, or for those who already know these…reacquaint you, with an important aspect of sustainability: the 17 […]

Teaching Kids Money: The Right Way

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I came across a recently published article by the Bank of England on financial education for children. If you’d like to read the article, you can click here. Here are some important points that the article discusses: According to research done, only about a quarter (27%) of kids in the UK enjoy learning about money […]

My Innovating Advice: Develop Women’s Financial Confidence

I was fortunate enough be invited as guest speaker on Kate Holmes’ Innovating Advice podcast. I got to talk about my advocacy for women’s financial confidence and the risks women face in wealth and finance.  My advocacy on gender and pay equality came to be when I realised that women face a lot of long […]

My Webinar With SmartPurse: The Importance of Teaching Kids About Money

Last April 21, I had the pleasure of delivering an online webinar hosted by SmartPurse. I was invited to talk about “How To Teach Your Kids About Money” in their Weekly Money Hour session. In this webinar, I got to talk to fellow parents about about the importance of teaching your kids about money.  I discussed why it’s […]

My Experience at the World Economic Forum 2020

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In January, I had the pleasure and privilege of becoming a resource speaker at the World Economic Forum in Davos. I participated in the event as an opening keynote speaker for “Primary Futures” in Davos Platz Primary School.  The event gave the children a chance to meet international role models and World Economic Forum delegates. They got […]

Happy International Day of The Woman

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I want to celebrate this International Day of The Woman by acknowledging what we have achieved and what we can still achieve as women.  This International Day of The Woman, I am celebrating the strength, willpower, and resilience of women all around the world and all the women who came before us: all the advancements […]

Women’s Disadvantages in the Workplace

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I had another interview with Vivamost where I talked about another issue close to my heart: the challenges faced by women at work. I know that there are already efforts to reduce gender inequality women’s disadvantages in the workplace. But I believe that we still have a long way to go. Inequality and imbalance in the […]

Living Consciously Is An Everyday Consumer Decision

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I was interviewed by Anusha Swetha of Vivamost about my advocacy for financial literacy and sustainable development. I got to discuss how I believe that your everyday transactions reflect your values. Sustainable living isn’t just about reducing waste and speaking out; it’s also about the kind of companies you support. Your Purchase Decision Can Be About Making […]

A SMART WAY TO START DOING GOOD (Sustainable Development Goals – SDGs)

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To celebrate WORLD EARTH DAY (22 April 2020) we are paying tribute to Greta Thunberg, who’s voice, heart and courage are exemplary to us all.  These rhymes are dedicated to her, and to all the children and adults who are committed to saving our planet and making the world a better place. A SMART Way TO START […]

The Real Cost Of The Gender Pay Gap

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I had a brief, but a very eye-opening interview with IMEX America about the Women and Risk, where I talked about the real risk that women are facing: the compounding effects of the gender pay gap. It was one simple question that started this all actually: How does a pay gap affect a woman over the course of her lifetime […]