INITIATIVES

Super Daughters Day

This year we launched our inaugural ‘Super Daughters Day’, an initiative to encourage more girls in years 9, 10 and 11 to consider superannuation as a career option. We believe that super is not just a fast growing, exciting and dynamic industry to work in, but it also offers the chance to make a strong, positive impact on the lives of all Australians. Unfortunately though, not enough girls consider it as a career option and we want to change this.

The day includes presentations by inspirational and enthusiastic leaders from within the industry talking about the range of roles and the plethora of opportunities that present themselves. They will also be sharing their career journey to date, what they enjoy about the industry, what some of the challenges are and what skills they believe are essential for a successful career.

If you have a daughter, granddaughter, niece or cousin who you think might be interested in pursuing a career in super, please share this information with them. The 2018 Super Daughters Day will be held on Friday 5 October and more information can be found here.

Participating in The Observership Program

In 2019, we will be participating in The Observership Program for the first time. This program provides a young, talented and energetic individual with training and practical experience on a not-for-profit board. The structure gives the participant a learning experience like no other and ongoing networking opportunities that create a passionate and motivated community of future leaders. For Women in Super (WIS), it will involve welcoming an Observer to sit on our Board for a 12-month period as a non-voting member. If you would like to learn more about this program, or are considering applying to be an Observer, please click here.

Member of the Australian Gender Equality Council

We are proud to be a member of the Australian Gender Equality Council (AGEC), an organisation committed to creating the same rights and opportunities for women when it comes to pay, superannuation, the workplace and society.

As a WIS member, you join part of AGEC’s network of over 500,000 women and girls. Working together, we aim to drive a cultural shift in Australia’s attitudes towards gender equality through national campaigns, underpinned by rigorous empirical research.

There are still significant inequalities in Australia despite both the suffragette movement and the Women’s Liberation Movement of the 1970s. AGEC, with our help, aims to resolve these inequalities:

  • On average, women are retiring with 47% less superannuation than men
  • 1 in 2 women are discriminated against at work for being mothers
  • Women still receive on average 23% less remuneration than men
  • Girls receive 27% less pocket money than boys
  • 1 in 5 women experience sexual violence after the age of 15

To learn more and show your support for their #ItsTime campaign, please click here.

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