Women in Wealth: Kate Joyner

Photograph of Dr Kate Joyner with the text Women in Wealth: Dr Kate Joyner. climbing the corporate ladder, studying and buying a place on your own

Kate Joyner came from humble beginnings. She has worked her way up through her career in the education sector and public service completing her undergraduate, Master of Business Administration and PhD qualifications alongside working and caring for her family and also saving to purchase her first unit. This article details Kate’s insights, sacrifices and journey towards buying a unit in Brisbane on her own and provides some key insights for first home owners.

Book club: Lean in: Women, Work and the Will to Lead

Lean in - Photograph of Kimberly holding Sheryl Sandberg's book, Lean in. Kimberly is wearing a white t-shirt that reads Feminist across the chest. On the right there is text that reads: Sheryl Sandberg: Lean In - three takeaways to fuel my financial journey - The Economiss

Societal norms and expectations mean women have a complex map to navigate when it comes to finances as well as other areas of their lives. For women choosing any career path where they are an employee it’s important to remember, your income is your greatest asset. Today I draw on three key insights I learnt from Sandberg’s book, Lean In, to apply to my financial journey: to push past the Tiara syndrome, to negotiate differently and to be authentic and real.