Be part of the Liberty Blue Table Sessions
25 Aug 2020
Women form the backbone of the South African economy. According to The Flux: Worth of Women in South Africa report, women in SA contribute over 48% of the country’s Gross Domestic Product, despite earning 27% less than men.
Between their primary roles as nurturers of families and society as a whole, women are still not sufficiently compensated for their role in growing the economy - and this impacts their financial freedom.
In July, Liberty launched the Liberty Blue Table Sessions, a series of video conversations posted online that seek to reveal the human truths of our own experiences as South Africans in our ever evolving society. The first season of Liberty Blue Table Sessions focuses on Womenomics - and we at Liberty felt it important to highlight the enormous contributions women make to the economy every day. Our intention with this platform is to partner with and enable women to nurture and protect the economic value they carry in our nation.
What does this mean to you?
As a valued client, we understand how important it is to feel supported financially and emotionally. The journey towards financial freedom can be tough at times, and we trust the perspectives and insights being unpacked here will make this road a bit smoother.
This series isn’t just about women; it’s for men as well, to help them understand the difficulties and balancing-acts faced by the women in their lives every day. So gather everyone in the family to watch, from kids to adults. This might be the perfect conversation starter to help your family address some obvious or subtle stereotypical gender roles that often hold us back.
What you can look forward to?
The first series is hosted by award-winning journalist and broadcaster, Gugulethu Mfuphi. She hosts guests, both women and men – from all walks of life, unearthing the realities of what it means to be a woman along with the joys and struggles they face in their lives.
Just a few of the guests pulling up a digital chair include Olwethu Leshabane, media entrepreneur and womenomics advocate; Samke Mhlongo, personal finance and wealth coach; Zuraida Jardine, TV and radio personality; Pearl Pillay, MD of Youth Lab SA and Katlego Tsoku, social entrepreneur and business developer.
Click here to check out the episodes. We also encourage you to speak to one of our accredited Liberty Financial Advisers to help you navigate through any financial challenges you may have, especially as a result of the pandemic.