Closing the gender communication gap
Do pension comms need to be more female friendly?
Maternity leave, unpaid caring roles and divorce continue to wedge open the gender pension gap. And yet, there is little accessible guidance around the life events that weigh on female savers.
The career breaks women take to shoulder caring roles amount to £39,000 in lost pension savings, according to NOW: Pensions’ 2024 gender pensions gap report. Today, women retire with average pension savings of £69,000 compared to £205,000 for men. A woman would have to work an extra 19 years to enjoy the same level of retirement savings.
Quietroom has filmed interviews with women who struggled to find the right information from their pension providers when they needed it. This online event will ask an expert panel to respond to those interviews, and discuss how pension communications can help women deal with the financial curveballs that threaten their future security.
As usual, there will be plenty of time to ask questions.
We'll be joined by:
Jill Henderson, Head of Business Development for Scottish Widows
Jill has spent most of the 25 years at Scottish Widows in and around workplace pensions.
She has a long-standing passion for financial equality, is Co-Chair of the Scottish Widows Women In Retirement workstream as well as Co-Chair for Women in Banking and Finance in Scotland.
Maike Currie, Head of Marketing Campaigns and Content at Hargreaves Lansdown
Maike previously led the content strategy for Fidelity International’s personal investing and workplace investing businesses. As editor-in-chief of the Investment Times, Maike is a leading industry voice on the importance of encouraging more women to invest.
She’s worked as a financial journalist across a number of FT publications, including the Investors’ Chronicle. She is also the author of ‘A Search for Income: An investor’s guide to income-paying investments’.
Chloe Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of Quietroom
Chloe has worked across many big and complex pension schemes, as well as with investment firms and insurers. Having gained an MBA during her time at Quietroom, she now splits her time between running the business and working with clients on strategic projects.