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2019 Women’s Financial Security Forum


Thursday 19 September 2019

9:30am to 3:00pm – Registration from 9:00am

Melbourne Convention Exhibition Centre – Clarendon Room A
1 Convention Centre Place, South Wharf, Melbourne


Please RSVP by Tuesday 3 September 2019

Despite many advancements in the last few decades, women still face significant systemic challenges that threaten their financial security.

Right Lane has committed to examining this inequity by hosting an annual forum that brings together influential, passionate and like-minded people to innovate and develop real solutions to lift women in Australia out of financial hardship.

Last year, the forum looked at women’s financial security through a broad lens, examining five levers of change: financial resilience, economic and social participation, cost of living, policy settings and community attitudes. This year, the forum will take a more targeted look at the cost of living, specifically around the issue of housing security.

There are many organisations providing a range of housing options for women in financial difficulty, however relevant stakeholders suggest more must be done, as:

  • the need for these services far exceeds supply and is expected to increase;
  • there are significant barriers for investment in long term, sustainable, social and affordable housing.

As a society, we need to do something different to support secure and sustainable housing for all women.

Secure and sustainable housing for ALL women

Forum aim

The forum aims to connect people interested in making a meaningful change in the provision of social and affordable housing for women.

Who should attend?

The forum will bring together people from a diverse cross-section of the community, for example:

  • passionate people working in this space who are forging the way towards an equitable future for women;
  • government representatives influencing social policy;
  • corporate and third sector leaders striving for fairness in the private sector;
  • leading academics on the forefront of social research;
  • women who have tackled, or are currently facing, financial hardship;
  • social investors seeking to reduce barriers for investment in social and affordable housing; and
  • operators of social, community and affordable housing initiatives.

What will the day look like?

Discussions during the forum will cover the topic of secure and sustainable housing for women, including:

  • stories of lived experience;
  • current innovations in the provision of secure and sustainable housing for women; and
  • the barriers to further investment in affordable housing for women.

Please RSVP by Tuesday 3 September 2019

Interested to know about last year’s forum?

2018 Women’s Financial Security Forum: Five Levers of change

In September 2018 we hosted a Women’s Financial Security Forum with over 40 like-minded and passionate leaders to generate ideas for addressing the systemic disadvantages that women face. In preparation for this session we created a framework to structure the way that we observe and respond to this issue.

Our framework identifies five drivers of financial security for women in Australia, and the systemic issues relating to each driver, which put women at increased risk of financial hardship (See figure 1: Drivers of financial security).

Read more…

See below for a video snapshot of last year’s forum in action!

Thank you to all the participants for helping make this day such a success and thanks to Department of Creative Affairs for videography.

About Right Lane

Right Lane is a flourishing, top quality, management consulting firm. We employ our distinctive ideas and processes, and our absolute commitment to delivery, to help clients we care about pursue their inspiring missions. We work alongside clients who do great work within the sectors they operate, and we are excited to be involved in creating outcomes that truly make a difference. We are an ethical consulting firm with a strong belief in the work we do, and with a passion to give back to the broader community with the skills and expertise available within our walls. In 2015 we became Australia’s first B Corp certified strategy consulting firm and the first to be recertified in 2017.

For further information please contact Jo Bradley: or 03 9428 5336