Margie Stewart – Director, Policy & Advocacy
Margie founded her financial therapy practice, Raw Money, in 2015 to help women work towards financial wellbeing whilst living through and with challenging life issues.
Before working in the area of women’s economic safety, Margie worked in senior positions in policy, regulatory and government affairs and advocacy in the financial services industry. In particular, Margie held senior positions at BT, MLC, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission and
the Association of Superannuation Funds Australia.
Margie is a Certified Financial Planner and also holds a Masters of Legal Studies as well as a Masters in Financial Planning. She is also in the final stages of completing her Graduate Diploma of Counselling at the Australian College of Psychology in Sydney.
Margie has lived experience that has led to a deep interest and commitment to women’s economic safety. In particular, the impact of chronic post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) on women’s financial wellbeing. Margie found as a single mother who was experiencing chronic PTSD that it was very difficult to obtain financial advice that was accessible and appropriate to her circumstances. This led Margie to work in the financial services industry to understand the industry and try and make changes from within the system.
Margie has a commitment to the value of appropriate financial advice and believes that financial advice should be accessible to all. Margie sees it as her life’s calling to help women access appropriate financial advice.