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?
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.
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’?
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.