Women in Super hosted our Annual General Meeting and 25th Anniversary Celebration a couple of weeks ago, at Foys Arcade in Melbourne. As well as having Debby Blakey, CEO of HESTA, speak about their long-standing support of WIS, we were also honoured to have Helen Hewett join us, one of the original four founding members of Women in Super.
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.
You wouldn’t have guessed it was before 9 o’clock in the morning, the way Olivia Cozzolino, Principal, Growth Services at Social Traders got the room buzzing about all things Social Procurement. It was an inspiring way to kick off the day, and for those who attended, the ACSI Conference. We are confident that most people privy to Olivia’s presentation walked away thinking about how they can make more conscious choices when considering their options for catering, cleaning, office supplies and the myriad of other social enterprises we now know are out there.
Our speed mentoring experience is always a key event in the SA calendar. In 2018, attendees heard from four inspirational women who shared the secrets of their success, and provided honest and candid responses to a range of personal and work-related questions.
The 2018 National Road Show hosted Lucy Brogden, the Chair and Commissioner of the National Mental Health Commission, as our keynote speaker. As we visited each of the capital cities around Australia, Lucy shared some important messages with the almost 1,000 attendees. She spoke about mental health in the workplace and gave us all a timely reminder to bring this issue to the forefront before there are serious consequences.
HESTA’s Chief Executive Officer, Debby Blakey, gave an inspirational and thought-provoking presentation on her career experiences to date and what she has learnt along the way to an engaged audience at a recent South Australian event.
All over Australia 100,000 Australians spent their Mother’s Day honouring loved ones and supporting those with breast cancer at the 2018 Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic (MDC). This year the event turned 21 and highlighted the human face of the 1 in 8 women diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.