Speakers Profile - Shivani Gopal

Founder, CEO, speaker and media presenter

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Since launching The Remarkable Woman, an organisation that empowers women to achieve their goals; personally, professionally and financially, Shivani has gone on to win the Top 50 Small Business Leaders award and has quickly become recognised as an expert thought leader for women.

Shivani presents a weekly segment on Your Money Live as a career and money commentator, is a regular guest of The Today Show and ABCs The Drum and writes for Fairfax in areas such as workplace diversity, career and money.

In her professional career, Shivani has won the prestigious Female BDM of the Year award from Money Management in 2014, is currently undertaking her MBA at the University of Sydney, and she holds a Masters Degree in Commerce (Financial Planning).

Shivani’s passion from empowering women comes from a personal place, after crediting her financial independence as a life raft to being able to leave her early adult arranged marriage:

“Money is critical for the choice it affords you. It is the financial foundation you need to change your own world”.

Shivani has also observed the gender pay gap while working with women at the very coal face while helping them negotiate their salaries. While she has been able to successfully coach women to secure up to $80,000 more to their pay packet, she notes that women often get paid less not just in their base salaries but also in their bonuses.

“With discretionary earnings women often miss out, because it’s no longer enough to know your worth, you need to know how to negotiate it.”

Shivani has been named one of Australia’s Top Career Women by Cosmopolitan Magazine’s in 2018, and “A Woman to Watch in 2018” by Popsugar. She has also been featured multiple times on Sky Business News, as well as the SMH, The Age, The Financial Review, Channel 7 and well as being featured on countless other media agencies. Shivani is available to speak at events as an MC, keynote speaker, facilitator or presenter on the areas of women & diversity, leadership and career acceleration strategies, and money matters.