About Grace

Founding Director & CEO - Financially Empowered


Professional Background

Grace Mugabe is a qualified CPA and Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) with extensive financial, analytical and accounting experience ranging from small business to industry leading multinational mining and resources corporations.

Hailing from a corporate background including a senior Accounting role with Rio Tinto, Grace has always had a passion for financial literacy.

She started Financially Empowered, a for-purpose enterprise to provide practical and comprehensive financial education that is affordable and accessible for women and disenfranchised communities. This includes assisting women in business to become familiar and overcome any fears associated with handling their own finances. The consultancy is driven by two of the Global Goals which fall under the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals – Achieving Gender Equality and Quality Education.

Financially Empowered has a love project called Money Matters for Migrants.

  • Certified Practising Accoutant (CPA)
  • Graduate Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD)
  • Certified Money Coach
  • Accredited MoneyMinded Facilitator
  • Qualified Trainer & Assessor (Cert IV)
  • 2019 alumni of ygap First Gens program & co-recipient of the $50,000 growth funding
  • 2019 Women in Finance Awards finalist for the ‘Women’s Community Program of the Year’ recognizing her Money Matters for Migrants initiative
  • 2018 Layne Beachley Foundation grant & scholarship receipient. Grace used the Aim for the Stars grant to develop the Money Matters for Migrants program
  • 2017 United Nations Association of Australia (WA) ‘Excellence in Gender Equity Promotion’ Award finalist
  • 2017 Hive Global Leaders program – held at Harvard University
  • 2016 Leadership WA Rising Leaders Program
  • 2016 LEAP program scholarship recipient – held at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • 2015 LEAP program coach – held at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)

Grace is an ambassador for Behind the Brands, a hub for female entrepreneurs in Western Australia.

Known for her ability to connect, engage and contribute greatly to her clients, Grace has been featured in various media platforms as a Financial Literacy and Budgeting expert.

With transparency, reliability, ethics and trust you know you’re in safe hands. Grace believes in equality for all no matter who you are, what race, gender, cultural background or sexual orientation we are here to help.