how can financial literacy impact against financial abuse?

Financial abuse is a common but often difficult to detect element of domestic violence. So what can we do about it?

Natalie Lister, Finance Manager at Industry Fund Services and WIS member will present on the prevalence of financial abuse today, the varying forms it can take, and the difficulties faced by people experiencing financial abuse.

With thanks to Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand, an organization established to address critical and contemporary issues facing women, girls and families, we will also hear from CEO, Stella Avramopoulos, on the importance of increasing women's economic participation and security.

Join us for a casual lunch as we look at:

  • Understanding the financial impacts of domestic violence, and financial abuse
  • Insight into strategies employers and Funds can adopt to be on the forefront of prevention and care


Stella joined Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand as CEO in February 2018. As leader of this community services organisation, Stella continues her commitment to disrupting cycles of disadvantage. Her focus is on financial and social inclusion so that people can live full, safe lives—at home and in the community. Stella was previously CEO of Kildonan UnitingCare, and was with Consumer Affairs Victoria as the resident sponsor at the Berkeley Retirement facility.

Stella’s experience spans correctional services at the Victorian Department of Justice and in local government youth services. Previous appointments include the Office of Living Victoria’s Environment and Community Taskforce, the Ministerial Advisory Group Addressing Violence Against Women and Children, and the Victorian Government’s Community Sector Reform Council. Stella is currently President of the Victorian Council of Social Service (VCOSS) and is on the National Centre for Social Impact Studies Advisory Board.


Natalie Lister is a Chartered Accountant with 20 years’ experience in the financial services Industry. She is a Finance Manager at Industry Fund Services and the recipient of the 2019 Women in Super “Your Leadership Voice Scholarship”. She is a mum and step mum to 6 children and passionate about Women’s financial independence and economic security. WIS sat down with Natalie earlier in the year to discuss her scholarship experience, read the article here.

This event is open to all (members, non members, men and women)

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Thursday 22 August 2019


12.00pm - 12.30pm arrival and registration
12.30pm - 2.00pm presentations


ESSSuper Melbourne Office
Level 16, 140 William Street


Casual lunch with presentations


See below for ticket prices and to book   

Stella Avramopoulos, Chief Executive Officer, Good Shepherd Australia New Zealand

Natalie Lister, Finance Manager, Industry Fund Services

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