The Inspiring Girls Foundation has launched the Inspiring Girls Financial Club, its main objective is to increase girls’ professional ambition and self-esteem, as well as their job expectations, by raising awareness on the wide variety of professions and jobs that exist and overcoming limitations and stereotypes.
The objective of the club is for adolescents and young girls to learn to manage their own finances, understand how financial markets work and learn about new trends (fintech, blockchain, etc.). And that they do so through the experience of real women who work in leading companies with a two-fold mission. Firstly, to encourage professionals who have the opportunity to transmit their knowledge to future generations and, secondly, to help girls to break gender stereotypes.
“We want girls to understand the main concepts of economics and finance, so that they understand terms such as EBITDA, bitcoin or ESG criteria and for it not all to sound like Greek to them. And that they also understand that financial autonomy is the key to their future and learn about tools to manage their finances. And we want to increase the number of women in positions of responsibility and, making those that exist visible, promote financial vocations among girls”, says the President of Inspiring Girls, Marta Pérez Dorao.
The scheme is divided into five blocks: personal finance, business, commercial banking and regulated markets, the new financial economy and sustainability. Sessions will be given by professional women from the financial world who work in top-level companies in the finance sector in Spain.
“We have a worrying lack of financial education in general and especially in girls. We are grateful for the collaboration of all the professionals in this sector who work with the girls to familiarise them with the financial field with entertaining and motivating sessions, executives from top-level entities such as BBVA, UBS, BlackRock, Bankia, AMEX, SingularBank, etc.”, Pérez Dorao highlights.
The official presentation ceremony was attended by the Third Vice President of the Government and Minister of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation, Nadia Calviño, who closed the event.
The IG Financial Club was created in collaboration with Camilo José Cela University (UCJC), which will host the different sessions scheduled for this year on its campus on Calle Almagro, in Madrid. The agreement also includes successive collaborations between Inspiring Girls and SEK Education Group, encompassing Camilo José Cela University and SEK International Schools in Spain, France, Ireland and Qatar.
The President of SEK Education Group, Nieves Segovia, stated that “we must do all we can to contribute to the education of girls and young women and accompany them in their vocations. It is especially critical to boost STEAM skills, if the ratio between men and women in technical careers is not balanced, we will be laying the groundwork for the next gender job gap. Something that will be very difficult to resolve.”