FPA joins forces with FEW to support growth of female financial planners

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The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) and Financial Executive Women (FEW)
have announced an alliance to advance the progression of women in financial planning.

Commenting on the alliance, FPA CEO Dante De Gori said, “We believe it is vital that we
nurture and grow our profession, by supporting those who commit to high professional
standards, education and ethics as best we can. As part of this, it is also vital that we attract into our profession those who share the same values.”

Mr. De Gori added, “We hope our collaboration with FEW will help foster community, innovation and leadership amongst existing female financial planners, but also encourage more women to choosing financial planning as their profession. Women currently make up 28% of the FPA membership, and only around 20% in the profession, both of which we would like to see increase.

Speaking at the 2017 FEW Leadership Conference, Pene Lovett, FPA Chief Operating Officer
said, “A career in financial planning offers an intellectually stimulating career and significant earning potential, but also has the added attraction of flexible work hours and the opportunity to positively impact lives. We know making a difference is something more people are looking for and hope to see the number of female financial planners in Australia grow steadily in the years ahead.”

FEW provides structured career advocacy and support programs to help women progress in
their careers through experience, guidance and support. These programs have been developed to ensure that women have the right support to help them achieve their goals.
Judith Beck, FEW Managing Director and Founder said, “We are so excited to be aligning with the FPA, as their values align very well with ours. We believe that financial planning is essential for women to ensure their financial futures, and financial planning is an excellent career path. Together, we will provide both FPA and FEW members with the necessary support and guidance they need to achieve their goals as financial planners.”

As part of the initiative, the FPA is planning to roll out state-based events later this year. More details to follow.

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For further information or to speak with the FPA please contact:

Jeffrey Coote, Senior PR Manager, Filtered Media
d: 02 8188 3616 | m: 0404 275 665 | e: jeffrey@filteredmedia.com.au

For further information about FEW please contact:

Anna Siassios, Communications and Marketing Manager, FEW
m: 0402 606 824 | e: anna@fewau.com w: fewau.com

About FEW

FEW provides structured career advocacy and support programs to help women progress in
their careers through experience, guidance and support. These programs have been developed to ensure that women have the right support to help them achieve their goals.

Running for four years now, the FEW membership boasts some of the most esteemed senior
executive women in the industry dedicated to helping other Senior Members and Future
Leaders. FEW members come from all sectors within financial services, banking, wealth
management, superannuation, and insurance.

About the FPA

The Financial Planning Association of Australia (FPA) represents the interests of the public and Australia’s professional community of financial planners. The Association is unrivalled in its reach of the financial planning market, influence on government and regulators, standards set through a world-class Code of Professional Practice, unique position as the certification body in Australia for the global CFP® designation, and reputation for quality professional development. With a growing membership of more than 12,000 members and affiliates, the FPA is home to Australia’s 5,500 CFP® professionals. Building on a 20-year legacy, the FPA represents the changing face of financial planning from industry to a profession. For more information, visit www.fpa.com.au

CFP®, CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER® and CFP Logo® are certification marks owned outside the US by the Financial Planning Standards Board Ltd (FPSB). Financial Planning Association of Australia Limited is the marks licensing authority for the CFP® marks in Australia, through agreement with FPSB.

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