Simran Kaur, TEDx speaker, stock market columnist and founder of the number-one stock market podcast for women: Girls That Invest, chats about growing up in East Auckland, helping women worldwide with financial literacy, and her excitement for the FIFA Women’s World Cup in the fifth instalment of the seven-part series on significant wāhine toa.
“It is amazing having young women come up to us and go ‘I was able to buy my first home because of you. I was able to learn how to negotiate because of you and get a higher paying job.’ You never get sick of it!” says Kaur, whose podcast breaks down the often intimidating and not-so-well-taught world of investing.
Simran Kaur grew up in Auckland and has a soft spot for the rich and diverse culture of the city. “What I love about Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland was growing up in such a melting pot of communities. It really is the people in the community that help uplift you because I have always felt so supported, it has just allowed me to really express who I am.”
This is why Kaur is so excited for Auckland hosting the upcoming FIFA Women’s World Cup, as people around the world will come together and experience what the city has to offer. Kaur also believes the event has the opportunity to be “so impactful to a lot of people but primarily young women and young girls. To see people who look like you, do the things you wish you could do… it is just going to be so amazing.”
Watch the video below to hear Simran Kaur on her personal connection to the East Coast and why Auckland makes a great home for the best food.
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