WIS NSW closes the year with inspiration from Rabia Siddique.
Sophie Horwood has been involved with WIS for many years - inspired by the mission, philosophy and values, she has sought opportunities to get involved and make a difference, leading to her playing an active part in both the WIS SA and Mothers Day Classic Committees.
Since joining the super industry, Alex Judd has found one of the great perks is being a WIS Member. “Through the WIS community I have had so many opportunities to get involved in many projects that help others, and help move our industry forward.”
Homelessness is currently affecting more than 116,000 Australians, and the issue continues to grow, particularly for older Australian women. The reality is that this is a trap which is extremely easy to fall into, and far more difficult to break out of.
There are many organisations, both public and private, who are working to address the homelessness problem in Australia, with a range of innovative solutions, however there is still so much more to be done.
After a stint in the Northern Territory establishing Hostplus’ operations in the Top End, Jane Sheridan has returned to Melbourne as the State Manager for Victoria.
Born and raised in Melbourne, the opportunity to head north was one that Jane Sheridan grabbed with both hands. Despite the stark contrast between visiting clients on Collins Street and driving hours down outback highways to visit publicans at historic pubs, she found that her client’s needs are pretty universal.
Over the past 12 months Women in Super, in conjunction with J.P. Morgan have been hosting a series of round-table discussions on thought diversity, most recently in Brisbane.
Facilitated by Maud Lindley, the Founding Director of Serendis Leadership, leaders from a range of funds shared ideas about what is currently being done to improve diversity and inclusion, and what remains to be done.
In keeping with our 25 years of Women in Super celebrations, this year’s National Road Show topic was a way of reconnecting with our roots after several years of covering broader topics of importance to modern day workplaces, including, mental health (2018, Lucy Brogden), and domestic violence (2016, Rosie Batty).
Over the past two months, we have been touring around the country for our 2019 National Road Show with Julia Angrisano – Director of AustralianSuper and the National Secretary of the Finance Sector Union, discussing the Future of Super.
“Whether you look forward to change or you dread it, change has a huge impact on us physically and mentally. Knowing how to deal with change and embracing change can improve your skills and attitude to thrive.”
This year, [Un]Equal Pay Day is on 28 August 2019, marking the 59 additional days from the end of the previous financial year that women must work, on average, to earn the same amount as men earnt that year.
We've had a think about what this means for us.
Quyen Truong grew up on a strawberry farm and never thought she’d swap fruit for finance but now, with fifteen years’ experience in the financial services industry, she has followed her dream to make a difference in the profit-to-member sector.