Anna Meares OAM has a 15 year career spanning four consecutive Olympics over which she collected 18 gold medals, 16 silver and 10 bronze at World, Commonwealth and Olympic levels. She is also the speaker at our upcoming Christmas Lunch in Sydney. Read this article to learn more about her and then secure your ticket.
Ask Jane Dharam, Manager Client Strategies and Products with Funds SA, about her very first job in the superannuation industry and her eyes will lighten up: “It was fascinating. My first job was as an investment research analyst, researching companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and making recommendations to buy, sell or hold them. There were so many things I loved about the job,” says Jane who was born in Queensland and now lives in Adelaide.
Our speed mentoring experience is always a key event in the SA calendar. In 2018, attendees heard from four inspirational women who shared the secrets of their success, and provided honest and candid responses to a range of personal and work-related questions.
The 2018 National Road Show hosted Lucy Brogden, the Chair and Commissioner of the National Mental Health Commission, as our keynote speaker. As we visited each of the capital cities around Australia, Lucy shared some important messages with the almost 1,000 attendees. She spoke about mental health in the workplace and gave us all a timely reminder to bring this issue to the forefront before there are serious consequences.
HESTA’s Chief Executive Officer, Debby Blakey, gave an inspirational and thought-provoking presentation on her career experiences to date and what she has learnt along the way to an engaged audience at a recent South Australian event.
Women in Super member Mel Birks is in the Women in Super spotlight this month. One of her great motivations for working in this industry is one that she shares with many of our exceptional members: to make sure that members who have more modest balances still get access to good, low-cost products as their super is pooled with other members to get the best deal.
Nina Lucas, Super SA, was recently awarded the Women in Super scholarship to attend the 2018 Newday Conference. Read here about what she had to say about the conference and who the speakers were that had a profound impact on her.
This year, we are again offering the Women in Super CMSF Scholarship which gives one member the opportunity to attend the Conference of Major Super Funds (CMSF) in 2019. Sally Ramsey from Tasplan Super was awarded this scholarship last year and you can read here about here experience.
This month, with her return to the world of tennis and reaching the Wimbledon final after having her daughter ten months ago, Serena Williams and her husband Alexis Ohanian have pushed the issue of paid parental leave into the global spotlight – a topic that is tightly knitted to Women in Super’s Make Super Fair Campaign.
In recent years, more women than men have been entering the Australian workforce. This is something that we should celebrate – enabling women who want to work, to work. So, how are we fairing with respect to increasing the ability of women to participate in the labour force? Are we making this a reality for women with the correct policies in place to support them or do we still have some way to go?