Scrap the gap
Since day 1 Travel with Jane has been about levelling the playing field for women in Australia. In 2020, we’re taking the fight global.
Travel with Jane is a travel insurance brand for Australians who love to travel. We’re powered by Insured By Us, based in Sydney and proudly 100% Australian owned. Here you can learn about our latest gender equality campaign, Scrap the Gap.
Building on the gender pay gap discount
As we approach our 3rd year of being the world’s first travel insurance brand that actively gives back to women, we’re excited to announce a big change in how we challenge the gender gap this year.
When we launched Travel with Jane on International Women’s Day, March 2017, we announced that our customers would receive a discount on their policies, equal to the national gender pay gap percentage. Back then it was 16.2%. That meant a 16.2% discount on all travel insurance product for customers who identified as women. Through the years this gender pay gap has – thankfully – nudged down a few points, yet Australian women are far from parity.
We’ve decided to bring our gender pay gap discount to a close this month and instead embark on a partnership with not for profits who are active in the space of gender equality.
We support women who challenge the gender pay gap
In 2020 Jane is challenging the gender gap in a new way. Launched on International Women’s Day 2020, Scrap the Gap is a campaign that support the women who tackle the gender divide.
We’ll be donating 10% of all sales to 6 Cause Partners who are active in challenging gender inequality in Australia and abroad. Our cause partners were recruited within from within our community. They are active in promoting gender equality spanning all areas of impact including: wages, education and legal representation.
Meet our Cause Partners
Today, Travel with Jane is proud to announce the first two of six 2020 Scrap the Gap Cause partners. Joining the campaign in March and April is The Global Women’s Project, under the helm of Lauren Ryan.
“At The Global Women’s Project we’re determined to create a world where every girl and woman has the right to influence, determine and improve her own life. Our burning passion is women’s education, entrepreneurship and empowerment and we currently run projects in both Nepal and Cambodia, explains Ryan.
“On behalf of everyone at The Global Women’s Project, we’re delighted to have been selected as Travel with Jane’s inaugural Scrap the Gap campaign partner for 2020. If you believe – like we do – in making the world a more equal and enabled place, please show your support by purchasing a Travel with Jane policy during the months of March and April, and 10% of the policy sale will be directed towards our work in Nepal. There is simply no better way to travel.”
Following on from The Global Women’s Project is another NFP with its focus set on improving the lives of disadvantaged women overseas, One Girl.
Fundraising and Relationships Manager, Rosanna Drew was invited to apply at the suggestion of former Travel with Jane’s ambassador, Roz Campbell of social enterprise, Tsuno.
Drew explained that One Girl’s application to receive Scrap the Gap donations in May and June, would be devoted to improving entrepreneurial opportunities for women in West Africa.
Says Drew, “Funding that we receive from Travel with Jane will be focussed on one Girls’ Business Brains program, which provide life skills, career development and vocational skills and sexual and reproductive health training for girls and women in Sierra Leone. It’s a brilliant initiative that breaks down the barriers to equality in and out of the classroom.”
Who will be our next Cause Partner?
Travel with Jane is calling on NFPs within the gender equality space to apply for a further four partnerships available in 2020. Applications can be made here.
A 14% discount for our early adopters
In addition to the Scrap the Gap discount, we’ll also be offering our existing customers a life-long access to the 14% discount, if you are an existing customer – contact us to obtain the promotional code (note it has been emailed to you).