8 minutes | Jul 12, 2021

Caroline McGroary - Financial literacy and gender equality

In this podcast Caroline McGroary explains how you have the power to start an initiative and to make a real difference in your community, for example by helping to boost the financial literacy.Caroline tells us about the time she spent in Saudi Arabia working to improve the financial literacy of women. Staggeringly, over 60% of Saudi women don’t have bank accounts. This contributes towards issues in the home and in the workplace and leads to gender inequality. Caroline wanted to work under the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goal (UN SDGs) framework, focusing on quality education and gender equality (SDG goals 4 and 5).As a direct result of the #FinBiz2030 initiative, Caroline designed a series of financial literacy workshops (in conjunction with partners including One Young World and Chartered Accountants Worldwide and Chartered Accountants Ireland) to educate and empower her students to go out into their local communities and educate people about the importance of financial literacy.Caroline McGroary is a Chartered Accountant and Assistant Professor at Dublin City University.  She is a 2021 One Young World Delegate representing Chartered Accountants Ireland. 
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