Meet Us

Our story

10thousandgirl is a not for profit organisation started by a group of women in a Sydney pub in 2009. The girls quickly realised the importance and long term benefit of having a plan and understanding finance basics so they could make their plans happen. More and more women started to come. In March 2011 the campaign formally established a board of directors, laid governance in place and has grown to educate 1000’s of women across Australia every year with the initiative attracting national and more recently global recognition in their bid to contribute to increasing the wellbeing and economic health of women.

Our goals

The campaign plan over 2011-2015 is to inspire and educate 10,000 (nearly there so now 100,000!) women (typically 18-45) across Australia, with a specific focus on reaching remote and regional communities – in the process creating a global Ripple Effect through providing micro loans. Founder of the campaign, Zoe Lamont shares the campaign plans with Natarsha Belling, Ten News.

How you can get involved

Awareness raising activity and educational programs are being carried out in 100 remote, regional and metropolitan areas, largely delivered by passionate and committed volunteers in partnership with national and local community, government and private organisations. You can sign up to an online program or inspire your local community and request the campaign to be brought to your town by emailing us.

Where we run programs:

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Reach Communications


Ciara started Lexicon Agency with her business partner Amanda Deacon. Lexicon is a financial services marketing agency that works with banks and fund managers to help them communicate successfully with their clients. We provide the thinking, words and design our clients need to successfully get their message across. We love what we do and we’re passionate about […]

Reach Communications


Amanda is a Director of Lexicon Agency. Lexicon is a financial services marketing agency that works with banks and fund managers to help them communicate successfully with their clients. We provide the thinking, words and design our clients need to successfully get their message across. We love what we do and we’re passionate about making financial […]

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Unbiased Financial Education for Rural Women

The 10thousandgirl Campaign heads to Southern Queensland to help boost the health of women’ finances.  


Money Workshops Helping Women

The 10thousandgirl campaign heads to Queensland to inspire regional women to take control of their finances.

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Turning a New Financial Page

10thousandgirl Founder, Zoe Lamont, talks to IAmWoman Magazine about the power of fresh starts particularly when it comes to our finances.    

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Seminar on Women’s Finances

10thousandgirl take the Better Money Management program to the women of Hobart, Tasmania.  


Free Program Will Talk Money With Women

A program designed to strengthen the financial position and planning abilities of women will be coming to Geraldton Universities Centre next week.


Money Management Workshops to Help Regional Women

  A national money education program that offers regional women the opportunity to check and boost the health of their finances is heading to the Goondiwindi Royal Hotel on April 20th 2016.  

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10thousand ‘Chances’ For Women – Regional Roadshow

The 10thousandgirl Campaign will run an investment and money management program in port Lincoln.



Both 10thousand girl and HESTA recognise women generally have lower super balances than their male counterparts. This, coupled with a high percentage of women working in lower paid industries, means women need an extra bit of love when it comes to caring for their financial futures. Together we’re running free one-day investing workshops across regional […]

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Understand Insurance

Understand Insurance has been developed to support consumer understanding of, and access to, general insurance. Australians are not able to access and choose appropriate insurance products unless they have clear, relevant and accessible information to enable them to understand and identify their needs. Understand Insurance is pleased to be involved in the work of 10thousandgirl, […]

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Credit Savvy

Our partners Credit Savvy are passionate about financial literacy and helping people take charge of their credit reputation. The majority of Australians have never checked what’s on their credit file, so Credit Savvy provides free access to your Experian credit score and credit file information, as well as tips on how to improve and manage […]


Financial Literacy Australia

10thousandgirl is delivering a regional project over 2015-2017, made possible by a grant from Financial Literacy Australia. Financial Literacy Australia supports innovative research and projects that give Australians the knowledge, skills and tools necessary to reach their financial goals. See


Tina McElligott, Partnership & Events Manager

Tina joins us as Partnership and Events Manager, and will work on the regional program as well as work closely with all the fabulous partners who are on board to support 10thousandgirl in achieving its goals. She has tertiary qualifications in public relations, and a career in banking and finance corporate affairs through roles at […]


What to do?

Founder of 10thousandgirl, Zoe, gives some advice on what to do when you’re feeling a little stuck about your career, relationship, home, health or life in general.


Nationwide campaign coming to Perth

Kate from Nova 93.7 invites all her listeners on air to come along with her to a 10Thousand Girl Finance and Beauty seminar.


Kudos for being a Squiggler

Ana Smith speaks to Zoe about being a ‘squigglier’ and squiggling from corporate employment to social entrepreneurial ventures.  Click here to read the full article/interview and see what drives her as a social entrepreneur.


Rabobank Inspires rural and regional women

Rabobank partnered with 10thousandgirl to host financial workshops in Australia’s rural and regional towns.


Arienne Gorlach, Facilitator & Coach

Arienne was one of 10thousandgirl’s founding volunteers and program participants before becoming a member of the team (and just quietly a best friend, soul mate and fellow inspirer of women around the world!).


Rachel Pace, Life Retreat Co-ordinator

Rach is 10thousandgirl’s social media voice and co-facilitator and program coordinator for our Life Makeover Day.

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Jo Balfour, PR & Media Gem

Jo Balfour has been one of 10thousandgirl’s precious gems since our beginnings. Launching the campaign in March 2011, Jo continues to be a passionate supporter of the campaign, generously sharing her PR skills as our media liaison.


John Mcaskill, Founding Board Member

John Mcaskill was 10thousandgirl’s founding finance director and company secretary and over 2010-2011. He assisted the grassroots organisation through the process of becoming a registered not-for-profit.

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Zoe Lamont, CEO & Founder

Zoe Lamont has been involved in a number of social impact programs including being the founder of 10thousandgirl, a financial literacy program for women across Australia and Future Map, a financial wellbeing program for the workplace. A dynamic presenter, Zoe regularly appears in the Australian media speaking on the importance of planning and financial literacy, […]

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Robin Stonecash, Board Member

Apart from being an active and valuable member of the 10thousandgirl Board Robin is also an associate Professor and Executive Education Director at The University of Sydney Business School. Co-author of one of the best selling economics textbooks in Australia.



Rabobank is working with 10thousandgirl to up skill rural women to increase their Economic Participation in their agribusinesses, families and communities.


National Rural Women’s Coalition

The NRWC is partnering with 10thousandgirl to specifically support young women through providing financial literacy programs.


Economic Security 4 Women

Members and partners of S4W work together to empower women to make choices that ensure they have financial security and the ability to live their lives independently.


Financial Wellbeing for Social Entrepreneurs

The School for Social Entrepreneurs partnered with ING Direct to build the financial management capacity of social entrepreneurs and enterprises, using the 10thousandgirl and Future Map financial wellbeing programs.


Mixing Friends and Finances, SMH

Can you afford to attend your mates wedding in Fiji? How do you split the bill when you didn’t even sip the $100 bottle of wine? You are not alone if you’re finding yourself in constant modern money dilemmas with friends.


Rockhampton Workshop, WIN News

10thousandgirl in partnership with Rabobank delivered a series of inspiring finance workshops across regional Australia for women in Agriculture.

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ASX: Women & Shares

Zoe shares some insights into women’s financial literacy and some of the simple steps anyone can take to become a better investor.

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Annie Crawford, Board Member

Annie is on the board of 10thousandgirl and is an Ambassador for microfinance partner Opportunity International.


Sue Klose, Board Member

Sue is responsible for leading and managing the senior management team. She plays a key role with the CEO and Board, developing long term goals and business vision.


Natarsha Belling Ten News Interview

Network 10 news presenter Natarsha Belling interviews 10thousandgirl founder Zoe Lamont on the progress of the campaign.  


Five Women Share Advice

Five women doing amazing things around the country share their best piece of advice to mark International Women’s Day 2014. asked their one tip for success…


“Each time a woman changes, she inspires another woman to change...”


Each time a woman completes the 10TG 6 Step Money Makeover, $10 is contributed to providing a microplan to a woman living in extreme poverty to start a business.



Microfinance is the provision of financial services such as loans, savings, insurance and training to people living in poverty. It is one of the great success stories in the developing world in the last 30 years and is widely recognised as a just and sustainable solution in alleviating global poverty.


10thousandgirl programs are generously subsidised by corporate sponsorship, government funding and industry support.

A social enterprise supporting the United Nations Millennium Development Goals

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