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.
This month it is Julie Steed’s turn to be in the Women in Super spotlight. Julie is the Senior Technical Services Manager for Australian Executor Trustees and very passionate about one thing: helping others with super and making the best of their finances.
Women in Super are pleased to be hosting Deanne Stewart as one of several mentors participating in our upcoming Speed Mentoring event on Thursday 28 June. With the upcoming retirement of First State Super’s longstanding CEO Michael Dwyer, Deanne will be stepping into the CEO role later this year. We caught up with Deanne to gain some pre-event insights into her leadership journey from Fullbright Scholar to CEO.
We were delighted to host Sally Auld, Chief Economist and the Head of Fixed Income and FX Strategy, J.P. Morgan, Australia and New Zealand, as the guest speaker at this year's networking breakfast at the ACSI Conference. Sally spoke to the audience of members and non-members about her career journey so far and her views on the ever-changing economic and geopolitical landscape.
Women in Super is disappointed that no measures were introduced in the recent Federal Budget to close the gender gap in retirement savings. Like many other organisations and women's groups, we believe that this was a lost opportunity to improve the retirement outcomes of women and other low income earners.
Women in Super NSW are excited to be hosting Audette Exel AO for our upcoming lunch on Thursday 24 May in Sydney. We spoke with Audette about her journey, what motivates her and how she has integrated social justice into her career.
Women in Super SA were delighted to receive the low-down on the Royal Commission from one of the industry’s most knowledgeable and influential women.
It may surprise you to hear that business leader, Audette Exel, began her journey as a humble social activist and office cleaner. It was her passion for human rights that led Audette to “step out of her tribe” and become a qualified lawyer, before launching a successful business career. She wanted to demonstrate that business could be used as a powerful platform for change and could have a higher purpose beyond profit.