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The National News | Six of the best personal finance books you should read now

Financial Feminism by Jessica Robinson

Women in the Middle East managed nearly $800 billion in assets, or about 13 per cent of the region’s total wealth, according to data from the consultants BCG. While that figure is set to grow at a compound annual growth rate of nearly 9 per cent over the next three years, they have a long way to go before they achieve gender parity.

Dubai-based sustainable financial strategist Jessica Robinson believes a feminist approach can help women take charge of their finances.

“There is a great deal of evidence now that many women do not feel very confident when it comes to money matters, compounded by feeling patronised by the financial industry. To overcome this, we need to get educated and take control. We can change the world through our investment decisions, and now is the time to be empowered,” she tells The National.

Her new book, Financial Feminism: A Woman’s Guide to Investing for a Sustainable Future, aims to help women use their finances to bring about a cleaner, fairer world.

“When it comes to investing, it is clear that many women are highly motivated to think about societal and environmental impacts in their investment decisions. At the same time, women feel disengaged from money decisions and the financial industry.

“I want to change this; I want to encourage women to be sustainable investors. These trends are happening globally but also here in the Middle East, especially in the UAE, where female investors want to use their decisions for positive change.”


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