Event 17 – Women and Finance Series – Managing and growing your finances


PropelHer invites you to our inaugural Lunch & Learn webinar, where our speakers will discuss strategies for navigating your finances.

Women’s financial literacy is key to achieving economic and social equality. There is growing evidence that the COVID-19 pandemic is set to disproportionately affect women’s finances, therefore, it is more important than ever to ensure we know how to manage and grow our money.

During this Lunch & Learn webinar, participants will hear from Dr Caroline McGroary (DCU/ Princess Nourah University, KSA) who will speak about the importance of financial literacy for women and discuss the financial project she spearheaded in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Aine Cullen (Ask Paul & Pax Financial Planning), a Certified Financial Planner CFP® will also delve into the specifics of managing personal finances and the wide range of tools that can be used to do this. See detailed biographies below.

This event will take place online on Thursday the 20th May 2021 at 1pm GMT.

We will have a slightly different format with a presentation from each speaker, followed by a Q&A. For those who are interested, there will also be time to network within the wider group following the event.

Please secure your ticket through this invitation. If you would like to add a friend or colleague to the invite list or if you would like to address queries or comments to the PropelHer team, please feel free to do so and simply send us a quick message on info@propelher.ie.

We look forward to seeing you.

The PropelHer Team

Andrea Wilson, Anna Rowan, Catherine Gaine, Ciara Mitchell, Fiona Scott, Marie-Aude Gagnon Rousseau, Niamh Danaher, Orla Benson, Selene Alford, Tatiana Lima and Virginia Walker

Dr. Caroline McGroary

Dr. Caroline McGroary is a Chartered Accountant and Lecturer in Accounting at Dublin City University Business School (DCUBS). Originally from Donegal, Caroline currently works between Ireland and Saudi Arabia where she is part of a university collaboration centered around the education of Saudi women. Caroline’s holistic approach to education has allowed her to successfully align her work in the classroom with burgeoning global social issues such as gender equality and sustainability. Some of her most recent work was centered around developing the financial literacy levels of Saudi women.

This work has been presented at international conferences and has been nominated for several awards for innovation, excellence in teaching and impact. Caroline recently received the Chartered Star Award from Chartered Accountants Ireland and will represent the profession at the One Young World summit in 2021. She is also part of the Chartered Accountants Worldwide and One Young World FinBiz2030 Taskforce. As part of the taskforce she is specifically involved with the quality education and financial literacy team whose main objective is to promote the importance of financial literacy to all groups in society and to develop quality educational resources and tools that can help develop this skill.

Caroline is also an active member of the community. She is a long standing member of the Friends of the Elderly charity in Ireland and has also been involved in many fundraising activities for other Irish charities over the years. During her time in Saudi Arabia she has engaged with many community initiatives and groups including; being one of the founding members of the Irish Business Network – Saudi Arabia (IBN-SA); as both a player and committee member of the local GAA club (‘Naomh Alee’); teaching Irish dance classes and dancing at local events; engaging in local charity events; and creating opportunities for her students to engage with their local communities, including empowering them to help develop the financial literacy levels of women in their local communities.

Click Here for Caroline’s LinkedIn

Áine Cullen

Áine Cullen is a confident and experienced Certified Financial Planner CFP® with a Master’s in Financial Services working over 13 years within the Financial Services Industry. Áine has worked for both large financial institutions as well as smaller independent advisers, providing solid accurate financial advice and employee education and Master Class programs on financial wellness.

Áine’s great passion is assisting people on their financial journey and giving them the confidence to know that they have a plan in place that protects what they have, grows with their changing needs and secures their ideal lifestyle on their journey to financial independence. Áine helps busy professionals and families align their money with their lifestyle. Each client requires a unique perspective depending on their own financial and personal situation and Áine’s aim is to establish a seamless understanding and collaborative management of clients’ financial goals and dreams in the areas of pension & retirement planning, savings & investments, family protection, inheritance planning and business protection ensuring financial security every step of the way.

Outside of Financial planning Áine is a busy mom of two young children who has a love of all sports, with a particular passion for the GAA and the outdoors.

Click Here for Áine’s LinkedIn

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