Women in Super was set up in 1994 by the Conference of Major Superannuation Funds (now Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees). Since it was established, Women in Super has been providing networking opportunities for women working in the superannuation and financial industries, and also lobbying and working with others to improve women’s access to superannuation.
Women in Super initiated the Mother's Day Classic in 1998, a walk/run held across Australia on the second Sunday in May. Women in Super, through the Mother's Day Classic, has raised $19.8 million for breast cancer research. This money funds research projects through the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Women in Super sees its organisation of the Mother's Day Classic as a vital investment in the future health of Australian women. Women in Super’s actions in relation to the Mother's Day Classic combine with its advocacy of women’s issues in the superannuation arena to work towards securing women’s futures.