what we do

WHO WE ARE

Women in Super is a national advocacy and networking group for women employed in the superannuation and wider financial services industries. We work to improve women’s retirement outcomes and access to superannuation. In 1998 we initiated the Mother’s Day Classic walk/run and have raised $35.3 million for the National Breast Cancer Foundation since beginning. 

WHAT WE STAND FOR

We work to Make Super Fair by improving women's retirement outcomes through policy change; provide opportunities for members to develop their networks as well as professional development training; promote equal participation of women at all levels within the superannuation and financial services industry and to strengthen our network through promotion of the Mother's Day Classic.

WHY YOU SHOULD JOIN

We believe in connecting, inspiring and supporting women in the superannuation and wider financial services industries. As a member, you have the opportunity to network with and learn from other women in the industry; contribute to superannuation policy-making; and participate in a number of volunteer committees, including helping to organise the Mother's Day Classic.

Upcoming events

WIS QLD: Your Network is Your Net Worth

Thursday 14 July, 5.15pm - 7.30pm

If there's one thing our members always want more of, it's the opportunity to network with their industry peers, so we are thrilled to be able to offer you the chance to join us for our end of financial year celebration event.

We'd love to invite you to come and mingle with friends, and walk away with some new connections. Whether networking comes easily to you, or you feel out of your comfort zone there are countless benefits of a strong professional network. Women in Super networking events are the perfect time to dip your toe in.

WIS SA: Stand up, Speak up & Persuade

Tuesday 26 July, 9.00am - 12.30pm 

How many times have you heard the adage, 'it's not what you say, but how you say it'? 
Whatever role you play in your organisation, developing your presentation skills is one key way to be noticed.

We are offering our members an exclusive opportunity to take part in this half-day workshop with Sharon Ferrier, Founder of Persuasive Presentations, which will provide participants with the skills and practical experience to deliver engaging, informative and persuasive presentations.

WIS Breakfast at the ACSI Conference

Thursday 28 July, 7.00am - 8.30am

What good is corporate feminism to those of us who are struggling? Everyone involved in working with and servicing women should be pushed to rethink the current feminist framework in order to shift this lens back onto all women. But this really needs to occur at the roots of inequality – not just at the top.

Nareen Young, one of Australia’s leading workplace diversity practitioners and thinkers, will be joining Women in Super for breakfast, and discussing the unique role the superannuation industry can play in this change of focus.

how we are making a difference

MAKE SUPER FAIR

Our Make Super Fair policy aims to deliver better retirement outcomes for women and low income earners. Women still retire with 47% less super than men and the fastest growing cohort of homeless people in Australia is single older women.

Women in Super has called for the immediate implementation of a series of focused policy measures that will change the superannuation system, including an annual $1000 contribution to help address the growing number of retired women living in poverty.

With an estimated 40% of older single retired women living in poverty, this policy addresses the current system which is not fair, efficient or sustainable and needs to change to make super fair for everyone.

domestic violence charter

Women in Super has led a collective stance taken by the superannuation industry against family and domestic violence. The following organisations are doing what they can to reduce family violence and to assist those who have experienced or are experiencing it by signing the Domestic Violence Charter:

ACSI, AIST, AustralianSuper, CareSuper, Catholic Super, Cbus, Energy Super, Equipsuper, ESSSuper, First State Super, First Super, HESTA, Hostplus, Industry Fund Services, Industry Super Australia, Industry Super Holdings, ISPT, ME, MTAA Super, Mother's Day Classic Foundation, Northern Trust, PwC, QSuper, Rest, Statewide Super, Sunsuper, SuperFriend, TelstraSuper, UniSuper, VicSuper and Vision Super.

COVID-19

During these unprecedented times, Women in Super is particularly concerned about the impact the pandemic will have on the financial security of many women who have found themselves out of work, with reduced working hours and/or isolated at home in precarious situations. Accessing super early is not just a $20,000 decision - it comes with long-term implications which need to be considered before a final decision is made.

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MOTHER'S DAY CLASSIC

The Women in Super Mother’s Day Classic is an annual walk or run that raises funds for breast cancer research. The event was initiated in 1998 and continues to be organised by Women in Super.

This national event has provided the community with a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day and also support breast cancer research. We see our organisation of the Mother’s Day Classic as an important investment in the future health of Australian women, so they can enjoy a happy and healthy retirement.

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