WHO WE ARE

About Us

Women in Super is a national advocacy and networking group that works to improve women's retirement outcomes.

As a not-for-profit, Women in Super (WIS) advocates for a super system void of gender-based inequality by working on behalf of its members and women generally with government, unions, employer organisations, regulators and superannuation funds.

With almost 3,000 members across Australia, WIS provides professional development, networking and career progression opportunities to assist these members in gaining opportunities to develop broader business, professional and personal networks. Furthermore, WIS strongly supports and encourages the appointment of women to superannuation fund boards, and works with other organisations and stakeholders to achieve this.

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Our History

WIS was formerly established in 1994 to provide networking opportunities for women working in the profit-to-member superannuation and associated financial services sector. Since then it has developed into a national organisation with committees in every state and territory (except the Northern Territory).

Due to our founding history, our historic roots lie with the Conference of Major Super Funds (CMSF - now part of AIST), and over the past two decades our support, both financial and in-kind, has primarily come from the industry super fund sector to help grow our organisation. We wouldn’t be here without the ongoing support and belief of our corporate members and industry partners.

why we exist

As a proud Australia-wide not-for-profit organisation, WIS is driven to make a difference.

We are excited to share our philosophy with you. Our mission and objectives are our lifeblood. We are dedicated to delivering outstanding value and life-changing opportunities to our members together while campaigning for a fairer super system for millions of Australians.

Here’s what drives us:

Our Mission

A superannuation system without gender based inequity.

Our Objectives
  1. Provide opportunities for members to develop personal and professional networks
  2. Foster access to professional development for members, including education and training
  3. Promote equal participation of women at all levels within the superannuation industry
  4. Improve retirement outcomes for women through awareness and advocating policy change
  5. Strengthen the Women in Super network through leveraging the Mother’s Day Classic. 

 

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