WIS TAS In Conversation with Cate Wood

It is time to Make Super Fair   

Please join us for this special event as Women in Super Chair, Cate Wood, presents the Make Super Fair campaign.

Women currently retire with 47 per cent less superannuation than men. It is time to do something to close the gap and improve retirement outcomes for women and low income earners.

  • 40% of single women are currently retiring below the poverty line
  • Women are more dependent than men on the age pension
  • The fastest growing cohort of homeless people is single older women

The Make Super Fair policy is unashamedly focused on the 50 per cent of the female workforce who earn under $37,000 per annum – those who are unlikely to be able to increase their voluntary savings, receive no government tax concession to boost their superannuation and will be unlikely to accumulate sufficient superannuation under current policy settings to sustain a dignified retirement.

There has never been a more urgent time to take action. The system is not fair, efficient or sustainable and needs to change.

For more information on the Women in Super Make Super Fair campaign, please click here.

ABOUT CATE WOOD

Cate Wood joined the Board of Women in Super in 2007 and was appointed Chair in 2011 following the retirement of Women in Super founder, Mavis Robertson. Cate re-established the Women in Super Canberra network and was the inaugural Chair of the Canberra Mother’s Day Classic Committee. Cate is an experienced Director and Executive. Cate has worked in the profit-to-member superannuation sector for over 20 years, is a past President of the Australian Institute of Superannuation Trustees (AIST) and recently completed a term as the Chair of CareSuper. She was recognised as the AIST 2017 Trustee of the Year. Cate was Assistant Secretary of the Australian Services Union, Victorian Branch, CEO of The Trade Union Training Authority and Executive Officer of AGESTSuper. Cate has worked to improve diversity and equity throughout her career and is a past Chair of the ACTU Women’s Committee, and past Member of the Ministerial Advisory Committee on Women’s Employment (Victoria) and the National Women’s Consultative Council.

This event is open to all (members, non-members, women and men).

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Date:

Friday 19 October 2018

Time:

12.15pm - 1.45pm

Venue:

Tasplan Super Office
Level 8, 188 Collins Street, Hobart

Style:

Networking lunch, followed by presentation 

Cost:

This event is free, please register below

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