WIS QLD holds regular networking and professional development events throughout the year.

All upcoming events are listed here.


One of the many benefits of being a WIS member is the opportunity to build your skills and networks on one of the volunteer sub-committees in each state. There are also opportunities to contribute to your state chapter by assisting to implement networking events.

We invite members to join our committees via email as vacancies arise. If you're interested in meeting like-minded people and contributing to the success of the WIS network, we encourage you to complete the Volunteer Form today!

National Sub-Committees
Mother's Day Classic

There are Mother's Day Classic committees in every state and territory covering roles such as event management, sponsorship and media and communications. If you would like to learn more or get involved, please click here.



The UQ Business School have generously offered three professional development scholarships to our WIS QLD members, which will provide three successful applicants the opportunity to further their professional development and grow their leadership skills. 

It is important to us that we promote equal participation of women at all levels within the superannuation and wider financial services industry, and so we welcome applications from all career stages. The opportunities include:

  • 1x place in the Leadership for Executive Women Course (valued at $5,273 + GST)
    • 5-10 years management experience is required to apply for this cours
  • 2x places in one of the following short courses:
    • Advanced Presentation Skills (valued at $925 + GST) | 1 day course
    • Designing Strategy for Results (valued at $1,850 + GST) | 2 day course
    • Optimising Influence in Negotiation (valued at $925 + GST) | 1 day course
    • Innovation for Productivity and Business Improvement (valued at $2,250 + GST) | 3 day course


  • Be a current WIS QLD member
  • Be employed within the superannuation or wider financial services industries
  • Be available to complete the selected course at UQ Business School on dates provided by the University within 2019
  • Complete the application form and supporting documentation
  • Submit your application by 5pm AEST, Friday 12 July 2019


To learn about the different scholarship programs we run throughout the year, please visit our Scholarships page.


WIS members have the opportunity to network with and learn from other women in the industry, contribute to superannuation policy-making and industry initiatives to improve women's retirement outcomes, and participate in the Mother's Day Classic volunteer groups. A full list of benefits can be found on our Membership page.

We aim to educate and support women in gaining opportunities to develop broader business and to expand their professional and personal networks. The Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) offers members a 10% discount on all short courses and Women in Leadership programs.   


Our state committees are an essential part of the WIS network and are vital in ensuring that we have representation nationally. Each committee consists of a number of volunteers (all WIS members) and is responsible for organising networking and professional development events that are topical and relevant to their members. Please contact the Chair of the relevant committee if you wish to get involved.   

Jessica Penfold SunSuper Chair                                                                      
Liz Bassingthwaite BlackRock Investment Management  
Morgann Crothers Estate First Lawyers Secretary
Tenaiha Fletcher BUSSQ  
Michelle Ingram ME Deputy Chair  
Ann Janssen Estate First Lawyers  
Melissa Lloyd Financial Advice Matters Treasurer
Elly Wordsworth QIC  

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