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 Breakfast Supported by ASFA

Thursday 14 November 7.00am - 8.10am

At this year's breakfast, supported by ASFA, we will hear from Olivia Cozzolino who will speak about the growing area of Social Procurement and Jane Sheridan from Hostplus, speaking about a number of initiatives Hostplus have introduced to support disadvantaged communities.

WIS AGM and 25 Year Celebration

Monday 25 November 5.00pm - 6.45pm

The evening will begin with drinks and canapes, followed by AGM formalities and ending with Debby Blakey, CEO at HESTA to finish off our 25th year on a high!

WIS QLD: End of Year event

Monday 25 November 5.00pm - 7.00pm

We are excited to be joined by Eve Wilson, a wellness advocate and co-owner of Awakened Lifestyles to share some of her experiences and tips on how to survive and thrive in our past paced lives

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.

workplace gender segregation

Women in Super provided a submission to the Senate Finance and Public Administration References Committee on Gender Segregation in the Workplace and its Impact on Women's Economic Equality.

We are supportive of the inquiry and believe that addressing factors relating to gender segregation in Australia will lead to higher levels of participation by women in the economy and workplaces nationally. It will also lead to higher levels of financial security, retirement, health, happiness and overall wellbeing.

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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