Harmony Alliance developed a free online course “Financial Literacy for Women” available in English, Arabic, Dari, Simplified Chinese, Vietnamese, Nepalese, Punjabi, Hazaragi, Thai, Karen and Korean.
This course will prepare you to have financial security and make informed financial choices while settling in Australia. The course offers guidance on setting up a bank account, earning income, saving for your future or tips to manage your finances.
The Financial Literacy for Women Course will be launched online on 8th November 2021 from 12.30 – 1.30 pm AEDT.
Register now to attend the course launch hosted by our chair Nyadol Nyuon and hear from our experts in refugee and migrant recruitment, financial services and women’s safety.
The course launch will also bring the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session!
About this event
When: Monday 8 November 2021, 12:30pm-1:30 pm AEDT
Venue: Live-streamed online event – panel discussion with Q&A
About the Course:
The course prepares migrant and refugee women to obtain financial security and to have control over their life while settling in Australia.
Migrant and refugee women face many challenges in settling in Australia. Financial security allows a person to have control over their life and their choices. Working with partners and family to create a healthy relationship with money can reduce anxiety about money, reduce the risk of financial abuse, and allow all members of the family to feel included in the process of settling in Australia.
What can you gain from this course?
guidance on setting up a bank account, making payments, earning an income and saving for your retirement;
guidance on budgeting essential expenses (housing, medical care, education and transport);
key concepts of income, taxes, superannuation, and other aspects of Australian financial system;
concepts of creating a budget to track your spendings and savings;
tips on managing finances with your partner or family.
Nyadol is Chair of Harmony Alliance, a lawyer, community advocate, writer and accomplished public speaker. She is a vocal advocate for human rights, migrant and refugee women, and the settlement of people with refugee experiences and those seeking asylum. She was nominated as one of the one hundred most influential African Australians, she received Future Justice Prize in 2016. Her efforts to combat racism are widely recognised, with achievements including the Australian Human Rights Commission’s Racism. It Stops With Me Award.
Carla is the CEO of the Migration Council Australia. She is also the Board Director of Football Australia and The Australian Centre for Social Innovation. Carla is the co-founder and Deputy Chair of the Migrant and Refugee Health Partnership, a member of the Judicial Council on Cultural Diversity, and a member of the Council of the Harmony Alliance, the national migrant and refugee women’s alliance.
Assistant Secretary, Office for Women in the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet.
Elizabeth is responsible for women’s safety and international engagement in the Office for Women. This includes working closely with the Department of Social Services on the development of the next National Plan to end violence against women and children.
Carmen Garcia is the CEO and Founder of national award-winning certified social enterprise Community Corporate. Specialising in refugee and migrant recruitment, Community Corporate works with key national employers and industry groups such as the Woolworths Group, IKEA, On The Run, Engineers Australia and ServiceNow to support skill development and secure sustainable employment and career pathways. Carmen is currently a member of the SA Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission, Board Director of The Bread and Butter Project (NSW) and the National President of the Filipino Communities Council of Australia.
Malini has over 20 years experience working across domestic and international financial services organisations.
She is currently Head of Community Engagement at the Commonwealth Bank of Australia – where she leads the team responsible for building and enhancing the Bank’s relationship with the communities it serves and providing a community voice back to the business.
Malini has a strong interest in making a social impact, which is reflected in her roles with Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet’s Advisory Group on Preventing Financial Abuse of Women, Finsia Diversity Advisory Council (previously a Non-Executive Director), FECCA Women’s Advisory Group, Women on Boards Cultural Diversity Advisory Group, Board Director of Entertainment for Change, Australian Pituitary Foundation and Settlement Council of Australia, and as a volunteer at the Starlight Foundation for the last 10 years.
Harmony Alliance is offering this course in 10 community languages, with support from the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Office for Women.
Available Languages: English, العربية, 简体中文, دری, Hazaragi, Karen, 한국어, नेपाली, ਪੰਜਾਬੀ, ไทย, Tiếng Việt