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Count her in: InLife marks International Women's Day

Some surprising facts spur action to improve gender equality and economic inclusion.

Did you know that a gender pay gap starts as soon as someone starts working? And there’s a gender super gap of nearly 20% for people in their mid to late 20s. By age 60 that turns into $113,000.

It’s even worse for birthing parents with an average 55% drop in earnings in the five years after having a baby.

This International Women’s Day the UN theme was Count her in: Invest in women. Accelerate progress.

And at InLife we marked the day with a virtual knowledge sharing event with a number of our team members from different departments playing a starring role in a video (see above).

The video highlighted some key financial themes around pay, super, salary packaging and portable long service leave entitlements for people working in community services.

After filming the video above, one InLife team member immediately consolidated their super funds and two more checked they were signed up with the Portable Long Service Leave Authority.

Following this event, we’re hoping that more women in our community are inspired to take action in ways that can benefit them financially.

Some useful tips for people working in the disability sector related to:

  • Portable Long Service Leave: No matter what employer you work for, as long as you stay in the sector your long service leave is transferable. You can take long service leave after 7 years. Find out more here.

  • Super: Avoid having multiple super accounts and paying multiple fees. It’s easy to roll over your super accounts using mygov.

  • Salary packaging: Everyone working for a not-for-profit can pay less tax with salary packaging. This means a portion of your wage can be put towards your cost of living expenses before tax is removed. At InLife we use GoSalary.

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