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Donne al Quadrato is a non-profit project whose objective is to provide financial, legal, professional and personal knowledge, designed for women and dedicated mainly to women, hence the name.
It is a project that involves a Task Force made up of the women of the foundation, 56 volunteers and 50 Ambassadors present throughout Italy, who make available knowledge, skills and experiences, gained during their working careers and their lives, in the world of finance and in the most varied professions (accountants, lawyers, employment consultants, entrepreneurs, psychologists and trainers), to allow other women to learn to manage their own finances and those of their family without delegating to others, in order to prevent economic violence , but also to become protagonists in the choices of one’s life, both private and professional.
AN ALWAYS UPDATED CALENDAR WITH INTERACTIVE LESSONS IN PRESENCE AND IN THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM
COURSES ON FINANCIAL EDUCATION, ON BUSINESS FOR WOMEN AND OTHERS (START UP) AND ON PROFESSIONAL ORIENTATION FROM A LIFELONG PERSPECTIVE
THE D2 DESK TO TALK ONE-TO-ONE WITH OUR VOLUNTEERS
THE D2 PORTAL WITH INSIGHTS AND SLIDES OF THE LESSONS TAKEN, ALWAYS AT YOUR DISPOSAL
TRAINING EVENTS WITH EXPERTS AND INSTITUTIONAL GUESTS
The first answer is that compared to other countries, in Italy women have low financial knowledge and there is also a significant difference between them and men (between 10 and 20 percentage points). The second, no less important, is that women are absolutely capable of managing their own money, even if they often think the opposite. They are more cautious and convinced that they are not up to par and more subjected to so-called “financial anxiety“, feeling uncomfortable in making economic decisions, because they are more aware than men of not knowing enough. They delegate to others what they could do better: in fact, more than 60% of women almost always manage to respect the set budget compared to just over 40% of men. Women are also less inclined to get into debt and when it comes to deciding how to invest, they prefer to inform themselves and rely on the advice of a professional. Yet, only 25% of Italians make financial decisions within the family.
This also explains the so-called Gender Gap on financial knowledge and skills and the employment and salary gap: less than 50% of Italian women have a job and earn 18% less than men. Women therefore have fewer resources available but also, in times of crisis, a more precarious position: in December 2020, out of 101,000 jobs lost, 99% were occupied by women.
Prejudices have existed and still exist even if a radical change is underway in the world of work. a world that changes not only technologically but also culturally and which seems to crack the “glass ceiling”, a metaphor that explains the impossibility of women reaching prominent positions in the corporate sector.
Today women must be protagonists of this evolution towards gender equality, they must seize all job opportunities and demand the same levels of pay as men.
In 2020, there were 1.3 million businesses led by women in Italy, approximately 22% of the total, increasing in the last 5 years by 2.9%, compared to those by men of 0.3%.
The road is long, but each of us has the opportunity to contribute to change and the Women in the Square project is here for this.
We propose that you learn something new every day and approach finance with curiosity, following the lessons of module 1 and 2 that you find here with their description.
During the Women in the Square courses, don’t be afraid to ask questions and then when you’ve finished them, try to experience in your daily life the benefits that you can actually obtain from them.
Remember that having basic knowledge of financial concepts and tools can help you save on current account costs, choose the most convenient mortgage, balance income and expenses by recognizing and avoiding the trap of over-indebtedness or make better use of your your savings to guarantee a more peaceful present and future: in other words to live better.
In addition to the two courses just mentioned, with Donne al Quadrato we offer you two training courses to find your working dimension, whether you want to create or consolidate an entrepreneurial project (Module 3), or to prepare and win the right job position for you ( Module 4).
Growing, changing, evolving and becoming totally aware of your potential by strengthening knowledge and skills will allow you to put them into play to be competitive in the job market, to find your economic independence and to realize your professional path, contributing not only to your individual well-being but also to the economic and sustainable growth of the country.