SBS FINANCE | Only 20 per cent of financial planners are women | Ricardo Goncalves

Many women still face challenges when entering traditionally male-dominated industries, but some professions are finding they may especially benefit from greater gender balance.

The Association of Financial Advisers says, of all financial planners in Australia, only one in five are women.

But as an industry trying to rebuild trust following numerous scandals, it is looking to some young women who want to make a difference.

SBS Finance Editor Ricardo Goncalves explains.