INITIATIVES

Participating in The Observership Program

In 2019, we will be participating in The Observership Program for the first time. This program provides a young, talented and energetic individual with training and practical experience on a not-for-profit board. The structure gives the participant a learning experience like no other and ongoing networking opportunities that create a passionate and motivated community of future leaders. For Women in Super (WIS), it will involve welcoming an Observer to sit on our Board for a 12-month period as a non-voting member. If you would like to learn more about this program, or are considering applying to be an Observer, please click here.

Member of the Australian Gender Equality Council

We are proud to be a member of the Australian Gender Equality Council (AGEC), an organisation committed to creating the same rights and opportunities for women when it comes to pay, superannuation, the workplace and society.

As a WIS member, you join part of AGEC’s network of over 500,000 women and girls. Working together, we aim to drive a cultural shift in Australia’s attitudes towards gender equality through national campaigns, underpinned by rigorous empirical research.

There are still significant inequalities in Australia despite both the suffragette movement and the Women’s Liberation Movement of the 1970s. AGEC, with our help, aims to resolve these inequalities:

  • On average, women are retiring with 47% less superannuation than men
  • 1 in 2 women are discriminated against at work for being mothers
  • Women still receive on average 23% less remuneration than men
  • Girls receive 27% less pocket money than boys
  • 1 in 5 women experience sexual violence after the age of 15

To learn more and show your support for their #ItsTime campaign, please click here.

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