The Retirement Income Review Panel has been tasked with establishing a “fact base” of the current retirement income system, focusing on three pillars: the government age pension, compulsory superannuation, and voluntary savings including home ownership. Women in Super has prepared a submission in response to the Review, asking the Panel to utilise a gender lens, when considering the current system, because women, by nature, live, work and retire differently than men do, and these differences need to be considered in order to ensure the system in more equitable in the future.
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.
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.
Twenty-eight super women are ready for the conference circuit after spending a day with the experts at Women in Super’s inaugural Speaking Training Day in Melbourne.
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.
We were delighted to host Sally Auld, Chief Economist and the Head of Fixed Income and FX Strategy, J.P. Morgan, Australia and New Zealand, as the guest speaker at this year's networking breakfast at the ACSI Conference. Sally spoke to the audience of members and non-members about her career journey so far and her views on the ever-changing economic and geopolitical landscape.
Last week we re-visited the Domestic Violence Charter for Employers at our second HR Forum which gave the HR professionals in the room a chance to discuss the implementation of the Charter within their fund and any issues that they may have seen. We also heard from Emily Maguire, CEO of the Domestic Violence Resource Centre of Victoria, on how the disclosure of family violence should be handled and the types of training and resources that are available. Emmeline McIllree who is in the People, Partnership and Culture team at PwC also spoke at the Forum on corporate culture and the challenges one can face when implementing change.
If you’ve heard about the gender pay gap, chances are you’ve also heard there’s a superannuation gap between men and women.
But with a staggering superannuation gap of 47 per cent, many are left asking ‘why’?
This year the Women in Super Breakfast at the 2017 ASFA Conference hosted Mary Murphy, Chief Digital Officer at First State Super, as our keynote speaker. Addressing an audience of over 150 guests, Mary spoke about her journey in the superannuation industry which began over 30 years ago.