Join us to #PressforProgress on gender equality!

On March 8, we’ll be celebrating International Women’s Day with a theme this year of #PressforProgress. And we’re helping #PressforProgress by helping close the gender gap when it comes to super savings.

A very important 65% of our members are women. But Australian women, on average, retire with just over half the superannuation savings of men1 – often well below what many of us would consider a comfortable standard of living in retirement.

VicSuper has been supporting women through our award winning Super Woman Money Program for over five years. The program has helped over 12,000 Victorian women increase their sense of financial empowerment and confidence to take greater control of their finances. Many women who’ve participated have told us they’re happier, less financially stressed and more confident in making financial decisions.

Nevertheless, many women still face unequal pay, broken workforce participation, and the availability of only casual rather than full time work.

To help reduce the gender super gap, we’re collaborating with Women in Super on the “Make Super Fair” campaign. The policy recommendations through this initiative include:

  • an annual $1000 government contribution for low income earners (male and female);
  • paying super on parental leave; and
  • removing the rule that those earning less than $450 a month don’t get super.
We’ve also engaged with the companies that we invest in to #PressforProgress. Encouragingly, 11 of the 13 companies targeted for engagement last year have now appointed the first woman to their board – a really great result!

Join us to #PressforProgress in your own networks this International Women’s Day. Enrol with a friend in our Super Woman Money Program, challenge stereotypes and bias, nominate women for opportunities and celebrate women’s achievements. Find out more.

1ASFA, 2015. Superannuation account balances by age and gender.
On March 8, we’ll be celebrating International Women’s Day with a theme this year of #PressforProgress. And we’re helping #PressforProgress by helping close the gender gap when it comes to super savings.

A very important 65% of our members are women. But Australian women, on average, retire with just over half the superannuation savings of men1 – often well below what many of us would consider a comfortable standard of living in retirement.

VicSuper has been supporting women through our award winning Super Woman Money Program for over five years. The program has helped over 12,000 Victorian women increase their sense of financial empowerment and confidence to take greater control of their finances. Many women who’ve participated have told us they’re happier, less financially stressed and more confident in making financial decisions.

Nevertheless, many women still face unequal pay, broken workforce participation, and the availability of only casual rather than full time work.

To help reduce the gender super gap, we’re collaborating with Women in Super on the “Make Super Fair” campaign. The policy recommendations through this initiative include:

  • an annual $1000 government contribution for low income earners (male and female);
  • paying super on parental leave; and
  • removing the rule that those earning less than $450 a month don’t get super.
We’ve also engaged with the companies that we invest in to #PressforProgress. Encouragingly, 11 of the 13 companies targeted for engagement last year have now appointed the first woman to their board – a really great result!

Join us to #PressforProgress in your own networks this International Women’s Day. Enrol with a friend in our Super Woman Money Program, challenge stereotypes and bias, nominate women for opportunities and celebrate women’s achievements. Find out more.

1ASFA, 2015. Superannuation account balances by age and gender.