There’s only a small number of women in top economic roles in Australia’s financial markets but that’s still a lot more than there was a decade ago and today, their views carry more than some serious weight. Financy interviewed four of these women on rates, growth and property ahead of the Reserve Bank of Australia’s October meeting on rates today. That meeting will be Governor Phillip Lowe’s first in the role, since Glenn Stevens stepped down. While all of the economists said rates were likely to remain on hold at 1.5 per cent, bets are increasing that the RBA will be forced to cut again, possibly to 1 per cent to further stimulate the economy from a so-so sluggish course of growth. Lower rates for longer are also expected to put further pressure on the property market, which some economists say is about to hit its peak in price growth before a correction takes place.