Financial Toolbox Series - Protect Yourself: Life Events

Event Date: 
22 May 2017
Australian Institute of Company Directors
Level 1, Allendale Square
77 St Georges Terrace

AmCham's Women in Leadership group, Chartered Accountants ANZ and Australian Institute of Company Directors are joining forces to deliver a Financial Toolbox series.

The aim of the workshops is to equip women with greater financial power through knowledge.

According to Roy Morgan research, a typical Australian woman holds barely more than half the superannuation savings of a man, and retires with a third less savings than her male friends. Women under 35 have little over half the average assets of their male counterparts, and the disparity in wealth between the genders across all age groups continues to grow. This limits women’s life choices and makes many women in violent or abusive relationships financially vulnerable.

The Women’s Financial Toolbox series will provide enjoyable, interactive and independent workshops, facilitated by some of Perth’s leading financial experts, to give you the tools you need to set yourself up financially and protect yourself into the future.


The second part of this two-part series focuses on how you can protect yourself from unexpected issues you may face in your life. Unexpected circumstances can have a big impact on your finances. However, there are ways that you can protect yourself from a number of life situations, and in this set of three workshops, we will equip you with the knowledge and skills that you can choose to use in order to minimise personal risk and maximise your options should something untoward occur.

Each of our workshop sessions will commence with a presentation from a keynote expert, followed by a discussion session that will see a number of skilled specialists assisting participants by giving focused pointers and answering specific questions to smaller tables of attendees, moving around the room at regular intervals.

Life Events

It’s all well and good having a life plan, but sometimes circumstances are totally out of our control. So, what can we do to make sure we are protected against a number of different life events that we may have to face throughout our lives?

In this session, we will focus on what you need to consider with a few of life’s biggest curve-balls:
• Getting married and getting divorced
• Losing your job or being made redundant
• Dealing with illness

We will talk about what you can do now when it is plain sailing, so that you can cope financially when going into, or at times getting out of, the sticky, tricky or just plain bad situations that you may find yourself in.

Our keynote presenter for this workshop is Catherine Leach, Managing Director, Leach Legal.

For more information or to register, visit

American Chamber of Commerce in Australia
08 9325 9540
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