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A personal finance and investment book written for women by women won a prestigious Australian Business Book Award last night.

The Female Investor: Creating Wealth, Security & Freedom Through Property by Nicola McDougall and Kate Hill was named the winner in the personal finance and investment category at the 2022 Australian Business Book Awards.

The Female Investor was written by Sunshine Coast local, Nicola McDougall, who is a successful finance and property journalist, property investor, and chair of the Property Investment Professionals of Australia (PIPA), and Sydney buyers’ agent and Qualified Property Investment Adviser Kate Hill from Adviseable.

“We were hoping to be named as a finalist in our category, but to win the award was truly mind blowing,” Ms McDougall said.

“The result means so much to both of us, especially since the property and real estate sector has generally been a male-dominated industry, well, not anymore!”

Kate and Nicola at Opera House

The inspiration for The Female Investor was to help more women become financially independent and secure throughout their lives, Ms McDougall says.

“It’s a well-known fact that women are more likely to be less financially secure than men. Whether through an income pay gap, maternity leave, or a relationship breakdown, many women are forced to play financial catch-up throughout their lives,” she says.

“We wrote The Female Investor to assist women of all ages – from younger women just starting out in their careers to someone who may have found themselves single again in their 40s or 50s.

“One of the main goals of the book was simply to inspire, encourage, and motivate women to take charge of their financial futures so that they have more choices later on in life.”

According to government research, the financial outcomes for women continue to be significantly worse than for men, with the situation unlikely to change unless there is more financial equality created between genders during their working lives.

“It’s not easy balancing a career, dating, a family, and a thriving personal life, all while saving for your future, but there are ways to maximise your income sooner to improve, and create, your very own financial freedom,” Ms Hill says.

“We truly believe that The Female Investor helps women better their financial security and stand on their own two feet – and its popularity with readers and book award judges certainly seems to show that it’s something that has been long overdue in our industry.”


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