Women in Super (WIS) is a not for profit national organisation founded by women for women working in the superannuation and finance industries.  

WIS provides opportunities through its events for women in the industry to develop broader professional and personal networks. We also run numerous professional development, training and scholarship programs for members. WIS is committted to improving access to superannuation for women (women currently retire with less than half the super savings of men) through advocating for better retirement outcomes and the application of a 'gender analysis' to all proposed budgetary and policy changes.  

WIS members inspired and have continued to organise the Mother's Day Classic, a fun walk/run held across Australia on the second Sunday in May, because they care about the health of women as well as their financial wellbeing. Behind every Mother's Day Classic is a dedicated group of volunteers from the superannuation and finance industries who give up their time each year to organise this annual event in each state. To date we have proudly raised $27.4 million for breast cancer research.


Women in Super 2015 National Road Show August 2015

The 2015 Women in Super National Road Show featured London based speaker Fiona Reynolds, Managing Director, Principles for Responsible Investment. With over 1400 global signatories, Fiona provided insights into how the international superannuation and institutional investment communities are dealing with the challenges and opportunities they face in implementing ESG strategies. Please see attached presentation for further information. 

This is a rare opportunity to hear from Fiona Reynolds, who as a previous CEO of AIST can reflect both on the ESG challenges for the superannuation industry and on the personal challenges of leading an international organisation.

Click here to see Fiona's presentation


Report on the Inaugural Indigenous Superannuation Summit - now available online.

On 1 June 2015 the Indigenous Super Working Group (which includes Women in Super) held the inaugural Indigenous Superannuation Summit to build awareness, stimulate discussion and consider the many issues faced by Indigenous Australians within the superannuation system. More than 80 stakeholder groups attended including representatives from Indigenous organisations, government agencies, banks and superannuation funds.

The focus of the Summit was access to superannuation benefits as well as engagement with Indigenous superannuation consumers. Our objectives were to raise awareness, encourage commitment to working on a small number of projects that will have an impact on outcomes for Indigenous consumers and start an ongoing, informed discussion on the issues.


Ensuring the government does not axe the LISC (Low Inome Superannuation Contribution) in 2017 is a top priority for WIS. What is the LISC? It is an annual $500 payment lodged directly by the government into the super accounts of low income earners to compensate them for the tax they have paid on their compulsory super contributions. It is a vital measure to help women overcome the gender super gap. Women currently retire with half the super savings of men. Yet women live longer than men and so the average woman needs more super than the average man. The LISC is currently paid to about 1 in 2 working women and 80% of the female part-time workforce. Without it they will pay more tax on their compulsory super contributions than on their take home pay. Middle to high income earners will continue to receive tax concessions for their compulsory super contributions. See www.keepsuperfair.com.au



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