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.
Our Women in Super VIC members were given the opportunity to learn what they could do to help homeless women during a session with Women’s Property Initiatives (WPI) last week. We were joined by Jeanette Large, Chief Executive Officer, and Debra Mika, Chair, and learnt about why there is an increase in homelessness amongst women, what WPI are doing to solve the problem and what we can all do to help.
Last week we re-visited the Domestic Violence Charter for Employers at our second HR Forum which gave the HR professionals in the room a chance to discuss the implementation of the Charter within their fund and any issues that they may have seen. We also heard from Emily Maguire, CEO of the Domestic Violence Resource Centre of Victoria, on how the disclosure of family violence should be handled and the types of training and resources that are available. Emmeline McIllree who is in the People, Partnership and Culture team at PwC also spoke at the Forum on corporate culture and the challenges one can face when implementing change.
If you’ve heard about the gender pay gap, chances are you’ve also heard there’s a superannuation gap between men and women.
But with a staggering superannuation gap of 47 per cent, many are left asking ‘why’?
On Tuesday 27 March, Women in Super NSW held the first member-only training event for the year, Building Your Personal Agency. Over 70 members attended to hear from Rosamund Christie about her tips and tricks on how to build personal agency, how to overcome unconscious bias and what default behaviours people have that could be getting in the way.
This year, Women in Super held events in Melbourne and Sydney to mark International Women’s Day.
This year the WIS Networking Breakfast at CMSF hosted Sabrina Bailey, Global Head of Retirement Solutions at Northern Trust Asset Management, as out keynote speaker.
While there are many measures that show we have a long way to go to address gender inequality, one notable one is the superannuation gap.
This year’s Women in Super NSW Lunchtime Series kicked off with investment industry leader and philanthropist, Chris Cuffe who shared anecdotes from his career and insights into the evolution of the super industry.