What Women Need To Know About Managing Their Money In Their 50s

Their names are hard to keep straight, but they will keep you between the lines and even brake for you. And more tech is coming.

When buying a new car it’s easy to get bamboozled by so-called “specs”. There’s so much jargon it’s difficult to know what’s important: From cylinders, displacement, kilowatts, torque, transmission and cargo volume to turning circle. Throw in an array of acronyms — like ESC, ABS, AEB, LSS to BSM — and it’s no wonder many of us throw up our hands when purchasing a new vehicle, and say: “Whatevs. I’ll just buy the red car”.

It pays, however, to know your car’s safety features. They not only help you, the driver, survive a crash, but hopefully avoid one altogether.

So, here are some terms and tech you shouldn’t overlook when buying a new vehicle.

The Trailblazers: The 3 Female Entrepreneurs Making a Difference in 2021 (and beyond)

Their names are hard to keep straight, but they will keep you between the lines and even brake for you. And more tech is coming.

When buying a new car it’s easy to get bamboozled by so-called “specs”. There’s so much jargon it’s difficult to know what’s important: From cylinders, displacement, kilowatts, torque, transmission and cargo volume to turning circle. Throw in an array of acronyms — like ESC, ABS, AEB, LSS to BSM — and it’s no wonder many of us throw up our hands when purchasing a new vehicle, and say: “Whatevs. I’ll just buy the red car”.

It pays, however, to know your car’s safety features. They not only help you, the driver, survive a crash, but hopefully avoid one altogether.

So, here are some terms and tech you shouldn’t overlook when buying a new vehicle.

Meet Three Young Women Who Are Challenging, Leading and Shaping Change in Australia

We’re only 6 months in and this year, and let’s just call it for what it is… Tough…. We’ve spent a lot of our time in lockdown, we’ve spent even more time trying to navigating the ‘new norm’ and guilty as charged, we’ve drunk too much wine. But as all the uncertainty took over Australia what we realised here at Stella is that women have continued to show up, glowed up and blow us away with their unwavering ability to keep going, stay focused and drive change. We’re championing young women across the country be it through their work, side hustle or unwavering support for their communities and cheering them on with a nod to their incredible achievements.

Hold onto your wines glasses ladies, it’s time to get inspired.

What the Budget Means for Women in Australia

Group of activists with holding hands protesting in the city. Rebellions doing demonstration on the street holding hands.

On Tuesday, May 11th the Federal Government handed down its latest and highly anticipated, budget. Last year, we saw the government spend big on tax cuts, infrastructure and encouraging business spending, with the challenges facing women in the midst of the pandemic almost entirely left off the agenda.

This time around, things are slightly brighter for women in Australia. Childcare subsidies, greater investment in domestic violence support and amended super rules are some of the key changes helping to improve women’s economic security.

But has the government gone far enough to redress gender inequality in Australia? Let’s find out.

Courage, Consent And Calling Out The Boys’ Club: The Movements That Are Paving The Way For Meaningful Change In Australia

It’s almost impossible to read the headlines without seeing a mention of consent or sexual assault in recent weeks. There’ve been brave stories shared by survivors, urgent calls for change and some of the most serious allegations we’ve seen levelled at Australia’s most senior politicians.

And all this has been coming to a boil ahead of International Women’s Day.

The truth is there’s a lot of significant change going on, and it can be difficult to get a handle on what it all means for us. So, let’s take a deeper look at the key movements happening in Australia and what impact they could have on women and Australian society at large.

What key movements have been hitting the headlines?

Australian Parliament’s #MeToo movement

Grab your Glitter, it’s Time to ‘RISE’ for Sydney Mardi Gras!

The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras is the world’s most joyous and spectacular celebration of LGBTQI pride. It’s the one time a year that the city of Sydney comes alive with sequins, glitter and of course a whole lotta sass! While the actual parade falls on Saturday March 6th, the lead up to the parade has a jam-packed itinerary of events and must-see and do to celebrate all things LGBTQI.

Stella Insurance x WAGEC Partnership Announcement

We are so excited to announce that we have entered into partnership with the Women’s and Girls’ Emergency Centre (WAGEC) to support women, amplify their voices and put an end to gender-based violence.

New National Anthem or National Debacle?

It is only now that we as a business truly understand the ramifications of our anthem and what it actually means for our indigenous community. From the 1st of January 2021 the second line of the Australian national anthem changed from “we are young and free” to “For we are one and free”.
First Nations Founder and chairman Yorta Yorta Ian Hamm said the fresh line was an important symbol. “You do need symbolic change; you do need real change.

The Stella Women Series Featuring Moo Baulch

The Stella team met Moo and some of her colleagues from WAGEC a couple of months ago and there were immediately synergies between their goal to end gender-based violence in a generation and what we at Stella are committed to achieving as a business.

Stella was born to be more than just an insurer; we believe that we can make meaningful change through education, support and empowerment that will give women the tools they need to make informed choices and amplify women’s voices for generations to come. We’re delighted to be able to use our voice in promoting WAGEC’s work to drive positive social change and help them to shine a light on the underlying structural causes of domestic and family violence, homelessness and gender inequality.

The Stella Women Series Featuring Georgie Dent

tella was SO excited to speak to our incredible friend Georgie Dent, and introduce her as this month’s Stella Successful Women Series contributor for November. Georgie’s achievements go well beyond journalism and we must admit she has quite quickly become our go-to for all things empowerment when it comes to women and parental rights. Georgie Dent is a journalist, commentator and mum of three, her work has been published in The Financial Review, The Sydney Morning Herald and the Age, Marie Claire, Harpers Bazaar, The Guardian and news.com.au just to name a few. She has more than 30,000 followers between Twitter, Facebook & Instagram who enjoy her sharp and witty commentary on women, politics, health, money, family and everything in between.

The Gender Pay Gap Is Totally A Thing…. So, Pay Us What We’re Worth.

Can we start by saying, nothing bad happens when women receive equal pay as their male colleagues.