Our history

Women in Super (WIS) was established in 1994 as an initiative to provide networking opportunities for women working in the superannuation and financial industries. Since then it has developed into a national organisation with state committees in every state and territory. WIS works with others to develop initiatives to further our understanding of women and superannuation, to improve women’s access to superannuation and to ensure a robust superannuation system without gender bias.

WIS initiated the Mother's Day Classic in 1998, a walk/run held across Australia on the second Sunday in May and is proud of the $19.8 million the event has raised to date for breast cancer research. This money funds research projects through the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

WIS sees the organisation of the Mother's Day Classic as a vital investment in the future health of Australian women by its members and a committment to further its work in securing women’s futures.