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?
Women in Super NSW were pleased to host another successful Speed Mentoring event in Sydney on Thursday 28 June at Bloomberg’s impressive Sky Terrace. Now in its 7th year, the event remains one of our most popular, selling out quickly with over 90 members taking advantage of this unique opportunity to interact with leaders in the NSW superannuation industry.
All over Australia 100,000 Australians spent their Mother’s Day honouring loved ones and supporting those with breast cancer at the 2018 Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic (MDC). This year the event turned 21 and highlighted the human face of the 1 in 8 women diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
We have recently announced the successful recipients of three well regarded Women in Super scholarship programs – the Mavis Robertson Professional Development Scholarship, the Women in Super NSW and AGSM @ UNSW Business School Scholarship and the Women in Super SA Newday Summit Scholarship. The calibre of applications from our members was exceptional and we are delighted to be able to offer scholarship programs such as these to our members year-on-year.