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.
Women remain underrepresented in senior leadership despite outnumbering their male counterparts at graduate level. Thea Blyth looks at her career journey so far and the strategies that have helped her succeed and grow.
Changing career paths and moving countries can be challenging at the best of times, let alone as a pandemic sends the world into lockdown. But that's the situation Thea Blyth found herself in after travelling from London to Sydney in early-2020 to take up a new role in the Platform Sales team within Securities Services at J.P. Morgan. "I still have clients that I haven't met in person, which has felt strange," she says. "But I know it's not unique to me and everyone's going through it."
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.
Ask Jane Dharam, Manager Client Strategies and Products with Funds SA, about her very first job in the superannuation industry and her eyes will lighten up: “It was fascinating. My first job was as an investment research analyst, researching companies listed on the Australian Stock Exchange and making recommendations to buy, sell or hold them. There were so many things I loved about the job,” says Jane who was born in Queensland and now lives in Adelaide.
Women in Super member Mel Birks is in the Women in Super spotlight this month. One of her great motivations for working in this industry is one that she shares with many of our exceptional members: to make sure that members who have more modest balances still get access to good, low-cost products as their super is pooled with other members to get the best deal.
This month it is Julie Steed’s turn to be in the Women in Super spotlight. Julie is the Senior Technical Services Manager for Australian Executor Trustees and very passionate about one thing: helping others with super and making the best of their finances.