Prior events


WIS VIC: The Future of Resilience and Corporate Well-being

Thu 23 Jun 2022, 12.00pm
PwC, Melbourne
Nikki Langman, Professional Speaker, Facilitator and author
Vera Gorel, Financial Accountant, UniSuper




Highly resilient people are:

  • 31% more engaged
  • 4x more likely to have job satisfaction
  • 60% less likely to suffer burnout
  • 5x more likely to experience good health

We are bringing together two engaging speakers who have successfully navigated their own path to resilience. They will each be sharing their stories of adversity moulded into strength. You will be moved, inspired, and transformed when you hear these two heroes' journeys, and how you can apply some of the lessons they have learned into your own life and workplace culture.










WIS Networking Breakfast at ASI

Wed 15 Jun 2022, 7.30am
Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast
Mary Delahunty, Founder and Managing Director, Seven Advisory


WIS VIC: Speak up for Women's Health!

Wed 4 May 2022, 12.30pm
Online via Zoom
Kiri Stejko, Chief Services Officer, Parents at Work
Natalie Moore, Co-Founder, Own Your Health Collective


WIS Networking Breakfast at the ASFA Conference 2022

Thu 28 Apr 2022, 7.00am
Room 5, Gold Coast Convention and Exhibition Centre
Robbie Campo, Chair, Women in Super Policy Committee
Stephen Jones MP, Shadow Assistant Treasurer, Shadow Minister for Financial Services
Jo Kowalczyk, CEO, Women in Super

Join Women in Super for breakfast, as we discuss profiting from inequity and harm, and what impact investors are doing to tackle this at a structural level. We want to evaluate gender lens investing beyond just philanthropy, by examining each of the drivers at the system level.

Gender inequality is a system issue, and it doesn't just affect women. Not applying a gender lens will hold everyone's prosperity back. Join us to find out how you can have the conversations - as an individual or within your organisation - to hold the system to account.


Navigating work/life balance is more complex than ever before with hybrid work, longer hours and your boss zooming into your lounge room. Caring for your family, loved ones and yourself is incredibly challenging – and negotiating the right balance is incredibly important.

Join us for a candid conversation with two incredible women whose companies help women do exactly that every day – demystifying & removing the ‘taboo’ around women’s health to help employers keep pace with the speed of change.


Unfortunately, COVID hasn’t quite left us behind just yet, and our speaker, Sam Pidgeon, will no longer be able to join us after testing positive.

As disappointed as we are that we won’t get to hear her truly unique story, we have also realised that we somehow missed an invaluable opportunity to officially introduce you to our new CEO, Jo Kowalczyk.

Jo feels extremely privileged to be working with an organisation that has such an extraordinary history, and one that continues to be valued so highly. She is looking forward to meeting more Women in Super members and supporters at the breakfast and conference, and filling you in on what she has in store.






Post Budget Webinar

Fri 8 Apr 2022, 12.30pm 
Online via Zoom
Alison Pennington: Senior Economist, The Australia Institute
Jane Macnamara: Senior Manager, Policy, Aware Super
Matthew Linden: Deputy CEO, Industry Super Australia


WIS NSW: Neurodiversity in the Workplace

Thu 7 Apr 2022, 8.00am
The Assembly, Angel Place
Gerard Atkinson, Reframing Autisim
Samantha Nuttall, The Neurodivergent Coach
Dr. Amanda Tatterall, University of Sydney
Will Wheeler, Neurodiversity Academy
Nicole Done, Xceptional


WIS QLD: International Women's Day Breakfast

Thu 10 Mar 2022, 7.00am
Customs House, Brisbane
Anne Fuchs, Sunsuper
Radmila Desic, OAM, National Association of Women in Construction
Neisha Traill, LGIA Super, Energy Super board

This is our third year of living with COVID-19, and the impacts of the pandemic as well as other world events has continued to mean staff shortages, slowed supply chains, and lower customer spending, creating a flow on effect, not just to Australian businesses, but also to individuals. 

But once again, it was women and working mothers who are the first to lose out against these competing priorities. Moderated by Women in Super Policy Committee Chair, Robbie Campo, our panel of experts will discuss what provisions the Federal Budget did make for women, and what needs to happen in the long term in order to close the gender super gap.


While gender diversity has long been a priority for most organisations, there is strong evidence of the important role neurodiversity can also play in helping companies to create a more emotionally intelligent, inclusive and ultimately, high-performing workplace.

WIS NSW would like to invite you to join us for a very special event where we will delve into the realm of neurodiversity, looking beyond the stereotypes and bringing to light the opportunities and challenges facing organisations in encouraging neurodiverse teams.


Imagine a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. A world that is diverse, equitable and inclusive. Imagine a world where difference is valued and celebrated. Together we can forge women's equality.

International Women's Day is an important day to celebrate all that has been achieved by the women who came before us, but to also take stock and recognise the remaining work that lays ahead for those who come after us.

WIS QLD are thrilled to bring you a panel discussion featuring three inspiring women who have forged their own success in business.






Mavis Robertson International Women's Day 2022

Sydney - Mon 7 Mar 2022, 12pm
Canberra - Wed 9 Mar 2022, 12pm
Melbourne - Thu 10 Mar 2022, 12pm
Mariam Issa

After a couple of years of feeling disconnected from friends, family and colleagues, the importance of community has never been more front of mind, and in our individualistic culture, it certainly means something different to each of us.

Mariam Issa moved to Melbourne from Somalia at age 30. After never having interacted with western culture she found herself somewhere completely foreign, where the focus was on the individual, rather than community. So different was this from the way she had grown up, Mariam found that she had no idea how to actually be an individual.

But she couldn’t shake the importance of community, and managed to find her way, combining the best of both cultures and going on to set up RAW - Resilient, Aspiring Women – and has inspired many with her story since.


WIS VIC: Speed Mentoring

Thu 24 Feb 2022, 4.15pm
Online via Zoom
Caroline Hodkinson, Partner, Audit and Assurance at Deloitte
Nicole Gower, Non-Executive Director at UniSuper and Vice-President People and Services at Macquarie University
Lisa Gray, Non-Executive Director at VFMC
Liza McDonald, Head of Responsible Investment at Aware Super
Shannon Nutter, Head of Proposition & Experience at Vanguard Superannuation
Amanda Ralph, Principal, Retirement Products at AustralianSuper
Cora Speed, Chief Product Officer at Certane
Christie Wilson, Cyber Resilience Manager at UniSuper
Ruby Yadav, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer at Mercer


WIS WA: Networking High Cheese

Fri 11 Feb 2022, 3.00pm
La Vie Champagne Lounge, Crown Perth

Network with some super women while enjoying a 'High Cheese' experience. We want to use this time to set the scene for 2022, open up some conversations about what we have planned for the year, seek inspiration for what you want WIS to achieve, all while making new friends along the way.



WIS NSW: End of Year Celebration 

Wed 15 Dec 2021, 12.00pm
Hyatt Regency Sydney
Erin Molan, Nine Network presenter
Alexis George, Group Chief Executive, AMP
Michelle Jablko, CFO, Transurban


WIS ACT: Christmas in the Park 

Tue 14 Dec 2021, 4.00pm
Yacht Club, Mariner Place
Emma Davis, Corporate Social Responsibility Advisor, Commonwealth Superannuation Corporation 


WIS VIC: Christmas 2021 

Wed 8 Dec 2021, 12.00pm
Sofitel Melbourne on Collins
Renae Anderson, CareSuper
Michelle Redfern, Advancing Women in Business & Sport

Featuring a keynote speech from Erin Molan, Nine Network presenter and co-host of the hugely popular and Logie-award winning NRL Footy Show - the first full-time female panellist and co-host in the show's 22 year history.

We will also feature a panel of inspiring leading ladies including:

  • Alexis George - Group Chief Executive of AMP
  • Michelle Jablko - CFO of Transurban



With ESG and climate change on the mind fresh from COP26 we have also invited Emma Davis, Corporate Social Responsibility Advisor in the Customer Strategy team at CSC to speak about what is happening at CSC on climate risk management and the social efforts they are currently making.  

Featuring a panel discussion on Work, Wealth and Well-being with the following panellists:

  • Renae Anderson – CareSuper
  • Michelle Redfern – Advancing Women in Business & Sport

We will also be offering some light-hearted entertainment with Sass and Secrets: Australia's number 1 female magician, Cath Jamison, and Aurora Kurth.


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