Ep 88 – The Superwomen of Women’s Super
Ep 88 - The Superwomen of Women's Super
Heads up, peers. Preparing for our retirement may need to happen sooner than we think.
After learning that women are retiring with 47% less super than men, Alex Andrews knew that something had to change. Along with two incredible women, Alex co-founded Verve Super, Australia’s first ethical super fund for women, by women. Tune in to this episode to hear how Alex co-founded Verve Super, where exactly our money is being invested in, and how we can get more savvy about our financial future.
Too often, we can get too caught up in living in the moment that we don’t think about our future. Our financial future, to be exact.
For Alex Andrews, learning about superannuation and thinking about her financial future was the last thing on her mind – until she discovered that Australian super funds are investing billions of dollars into industries that harm, pollute, and kill.
Once she realised that women were also retiring with 47% less super than men, she knew enough was enough. Along with two strong women, Alex co-founded Verve Super, Australia’s first ethical super fund for women, by women. Verve Super is dedicated to investing the $1 trillion that Aussie women are holding in their super, to companies that are building a better future for women, the community, and the environment.
In this episode, Alex reveals why she is so committed to helping women with their super, her own struggles with chronic fatigue, and why we should be more intentional about our financial future.
Alex Andrews is the co-founder and COO of Verve Super, Australia’s first ethical super fund for women, by women. Alex has also started a not-for-profit feminist orgaisation called Get Hairy February, a campaign that challenges gender inequality and raises money to eliminate violence against women.
How Alex became financially savvy [15:30]
How we can become more in tune with ourselves [20:14]
Alex’s advice to our peers with huge goals [38:48]