scholarship announcements

Congratulations to all the successful recipients

We have recently announced the successful recipients of three well regarded Women in Super scholarship programs – the Mavis Robertson Professional Development Scholarship, the Women in Super NSW and AGSM @ UNSW Business School Scholarship and the Women in Super SA Newday Summit Scholarship. The calibre of applications from our members was exceptional and we are delighted to be able to offer scholarship programs such as these to our members year-on-year.

The Mavis Robertson Professional Development Scholarship is sponsored by Northern Trust and is open to our members based in VIC. The successful recipients were:

  • Meggie Moody, Project Consultant at Link Group
  • Erin Newington, Change Operations and HR Analyst at UniSuper
  • Cathy Oddie, Business Development and Policy Coordinator at HESTA
  • Pina Venn, Manager, Quality Assurance at TelstraSuper

The scholarship program enables the successful recipients to complete a relevant training course, education program or attend a conference of their choice up to the value of $2,000 to further their professional skills and advance in their careers.

The Women in Super NSW and AGSM @ UNSW Business School Scholarship that is offered to our NSW members was awarded to:

  • Miriam Herold, Head of Managed Fund Research at IOOF
  • Natalie Kalouche, Head of Legal and Compliance at Local Government Super
  • Jayne Ker, Executive Manager, Strategic Alliances and Key Accounts at SuperConcepts
  • Amy Teh, National Manager, Strategy and Implementation at Colonial First State

This scholarship program focuses on giving our members an opportunity to enhance their learning and leadership skills and the four successful recipients will be attending their chosen AGSM Executive Education Short Course. You can too if you’re interested as all Women in Super members across Australia receive a 10% discount on these AGSM courses, for more information, please click here.

Awarding the Women in Super SA Newday Summit Scholarship was particularly exciting since it is the first time that this scholarship has been offered to our SA members. The successful recipients were:

  • Hardeep Athwal, Manager at BDO
  • Nina Lucas, Senior Learning and Development Officer at Super SA

Nina and Hardeep will both receive complimentary registration to this year’s Newday Summit in Adelaide that features inspirational speakers from Australia and worldwide who will offer practical tools to create change as a leader whether it is in the government, corporate or private sector.

These scholarships are awarded annually and align with our goal to provide members with education, training and support as well as to promote the equal participation of women at all levels within the industry.

Continuing professional development is crucial to ensure that we have the skills, knowledge and confidence to advance in our career and to apply for leadership positions in the superannuation and wider financial services industry that is unfortunately, still male-dominated.

Keep an eye on our scholarship programs here as we will be opening up more opportunities throughout the year. Don’t forget you can also attend our professional development events to expand your skills and broaden your professional network. Click here to see what events we have coming up in your state.

The successful recipients of the WIS NSW and AGSM @ UNSW Business School Scholarship with our NSW Chair, Lata McNulty, and the Head of Brand and Communications at AGSM, Alison Brown.

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