FBAA to address how to #BreakTheBias in Brisbane event

The event will be held and livestreamed nationally on March 8

FBAA to address how to #BreakTheBias in Brisbane event


By Mina Martin

The Finance Brokers Association of Australia (FBAA) will hold its annual International Women’s Day event in Brisbane on March 8, where it will tackle the issue of gender bias. The event will also be livestreamed nationally.

In keeping with this year’s global theme, #BreakTheBias, the event will feature a panel of leading industry women representing different generations who will consider whether bias is generational.

FBAA Managing Director Peter White will serve as MC during the event along with Alex Brgudac, former Prospa head of industry and partnerships, who believes bias is formed as a child.

“It’s deep-seated and developed in our formative years, with values and principles passed down generally by parents or other influencers that are close to us during those years,” Brgudac said.

The ex-Prospa leader believes this means it will take one to two generations before society sees a fundamental change in behaviours.

White said gender bias is a conversation that will stir debate but is necessary within the broking industry.

“We all know that our industry will thrive as more women continue to join and gain even greater influence, and the FBAA is excited to be a driver for progress,” White said.

The event, which is sponsored by Aquamore, will be held at the Glen Hotel in Brisbane from 1 to 4pm with free entry and optional charity donation.

The event is open to everyone and attendees will receive three CPD hours.

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