After a couple of years in which physical isolation became the norm for many Australian women, Women in Super’s 2022 Mavis Robertson International Women’s Day lunch provided a welcome reminder of the power generated when women work together.
In fact, women supporting each other is a stronger driver of change than almost anything else, according to Suzi Chinnery of CARE Australia, who launched the aid agency’s Her Circle campaign at the Melbourne Mavis Robertson International Women’s Day lunch.
“Women together are stronger and women supporting women is a fact of life globally,” she said.
Women have been hard hit by the COVID pandemic, but the economic recovery has focused on men in hard hats, the Women in Super 2021 National Road Show heard in October. Over three sessions, we discussed a gender equal recovery from COVID-19, how the unequal division of work and care affects workers, particularly those in low-paid workforces, and the importance of paying super on parental leave.
Only a few years into Felicia Trewin’s career, she chose to leave technology behind as she felt too different. Today, she's AustralianSuper's Group Executive for Technology Services and Chief Information Officer. She shared how she did it at Women in Super and J.P. Morgan's latest Women in Leadership event.
The path to leadership requires putting yourself forward for new opportunities, according to Nicole Kennedy, who spoke at J.P. Morgan and Women in Super's latest Women in Leadership event.
A passion for the industry helped Nicole Kennedy overcome self-doubts and a perceived lack of experience on her journey to becoming a leader in Australia's $3.3 trillion super sector.
It was a lesson she learned early in her career, while working in a super fund call centre, before she eyed a pension and switch specialist role.
Your Future, Your Super has been touted to make the superannuation system better for members, but at what cost? Active Super’s Head of Legal and Compliance, Natalie Kalouche, lead a panel this week, to discuss the recent regulatory reforms and the practical consequences they will have on funds, and ESG issues. Joining her on the panel was Linda Elkins, Partner, KPMG, Michael Mathieson, Senior Regulatory Counsel, Allens and Moya Yip, Head of Responsible Investment, Active Super. The panel discussed the challenges facing superannuation funds of all sizes, covering off on key topics such as best financial duty, performance testing and the importance of documentation and metrication.
With NAIDOC Week 2021 wrapping up last weekend and Women in Super’s NAIDOC event a huge hit, I wanted to take the opportunity to thank our members for their participation, thank Lyn Melcer and Graeme Marrinan from QSuper for their deep insights in our online event and share some personal reflections about NAIDOC week.
Thalia Dardamanis has learned several lessons on her career journey to become UniSuper's Head of Legal Advisory. She shared some of those insights at Women in Super and J.P. Morgan's latest Women in Leadership event.
Thalia Dardamanis knows the power of forming professional connections, as well as finding mentors and advocates who can help propel your career. But she also has some simple advice for women not receiving the career opportunities they deserve.
"If no one's asking you to join the table – make a new table."
Cbus' Chief Operating Officer, Investments, Nancy Day talks with J.P. Morgan's Head of Securities Services, Nadia Schiavon, about culture, leadership, and how sponsors can turbocharge your career.
The Third Women in Super ‘Super Summit’ concluded on Monday. Over three days we had six sessions that provided a wealth of insights contributed by a wide range of expert contributors on the topic of how we improve retirement outcomes for women. With one third of women retiring into poverty and women retiring on average with 40% less super than men, many of the themes and insights were not new and there have been no positive changes since the last two Summits that address the structural inequalities within the super, social and economic systems that lead to poorer retirement outcomes for women.
COVID-normal life is anything but normal. Our digital world has expanded, filling the gaps in a physically distanced world. People are working from home as much as they are living where they work.
Living through a pandemic has become an unplanned social experiment with repercussions for our physical health, mental wellbeing and productivity. But the growing list of digital dilemmas also leads to new opportunities.
"We've got to have a cultural reframe," Dr Kristy Goodwin said during a recent Women in Super and J.P. Morgan partnered event about how COVID-19 is leading to new digital approaches to work and culture.