Women more likely to live in poverty in retirement than men

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The inequality in superannuation balances as well as the entrenched gender pay gap means more women than men are likely to spend their retirement in poverty, according to government research. Research from the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) shows that more elderly women than men are living in poverty in Australia and are also more... Read more continue reading

Conscious Investment Management formally adopts Reconciliation Action Plan

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Dedicated impact investment fund manager, Conscious Investment Management (“CIM”), has formally launched its first Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (“RAP”). Developed in consultation with Reconciliation Australia, the Reflect RAP marks the beginning of CIM’s reconciliation journey, guiding its ongoing commitment to collaborating with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and communities to affect positive and meaningful... Read more continue reading

LGIAsuper leads the way for inclusion beyond the boardroom

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Breaking down the barriers that women face on the road to retirement begins in the boardroom of financial service companies, says LGIAsuper and Energy Super CEO Kate Farrar. The latest available data from the Australian Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) shows less than one third (28.9%) of key management personnel in the financial sector... Read more continue reading

Equity Trustees applies a gender lens to granting to #BreakTheBias

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Did you know women and girls are more likely than men to experience discrimination, poverty, violence and lower levels of average pay? To help break this unfair bias Equity Trustees is committed to taking gender into account across all of its philanthropic granting. “Applying a gender lens in favour of women ensures we’re taking responsibility... Read more continue reading

Crescent Foundation supports Women of Colour Media Mentorship Program

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Media Diversity Australia (MDA) is launching the Women of Colour mentorship program supported and funded by the Crescent Foundation to empower female journalists from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds to attain leadership positions in Australian media. The mentorship program, which has attracted Monash University and University of Melbourne as partners, is designed to address the... Read more continue reading

Women’s life choices constrained by money concerns

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One in three women don’t have enough money saved to allow them to make significant life decisions like changing jobs or changing relationship status, according to research by Fidelity International in Australia. The study, The Financial Independence of Women[1], found that many women feel trapped by their financial situation, and lack the confidence or knowledge... Read more continue reading

Z Zurich Foundation strengthens its support for youth mental health

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The Z Zurich Foundation, has pledged a two-year grant to improve the mental health and wellbeing of New Zealand’s primary and high school students through an education approach called Mitey. This local grant program will be run in collaboration with the Sir John Kirwan Foundation and Zurich New Zealand. Mitey takes a school-wide approach to mental health education,... Read more continue reading

Getting more women back into the workplace

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Job-readiness support organisation, Fitted for Work, has been awarded a grant of $30,000 from the William Buckland Foundation. The not-for-profit group empowers women and non-binary people experiencing disadvantage, with the practical skills, self-esteem and know-how to help them move forward in the workplace. “Over two thirds of Australian women are over-represented in casual and part-time... Read more continue reading

SuperFriend CEO pays respects to Helen Hewett

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“I, like so many others, would like to share my condolences and pay my respects to my dear friend Helen Hewett. Not only was she the Founder of SuperFriend but she was an incredible woman – a pioneer and an inspiration to many. Helen simply had a passion for improving people’s lives. Through her creative... Read more continue reading

TAL continues quest to ensure Australians are well-informed on skin safety with launch of 2021 Australian Skin Safety Report

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Leading life insurer TAL has launched the latest edition of the TAL SpotChecker Australian Skin Safety Report, with the aim of continuing to shine a light on Australians’ attitudes and approaches to preventative health and skin safety. The 2021 report marks the sixth consecutive year of the TAL SpotChecker program, [1]   a national initiative aimed at reducing... Read more continue reading