URGENT ACTION NEEDED ON WAGE DISCRIMINATION AGAINST WOMEN

Tradeswomen Australia National Online Summit

Tuesday 9 June 2020 5.30pm-6.30pm

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https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/your-money-super-and-planning-for-your-future-tickets-106701982502

 


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Managing Director of Tradeswomen Australia, Fiona McDonald today said the end of wage discrimination against women, who retire on average with half the savings of men, is an issue that impacts on women and families across Australia.

Next Tuesday, Tradeswomen Australia will hold a national online summit ‘Your Money, Super and Planning for your Future’ with two leading experts on women’s superannuation.

Pascale Helyar-Moray has over 20 years financial services, marketing and brand-building experience. Her most recent role was as CEO of Human Super, a superannuation fund crafted for women. 

Christina Hobbs is an experienced Board Director in the superannuation industry and a former Deloitte Management Consultant. She has worked as a humanitarian and financial inclusion expert. 

The Online Summit is open to the industry and business and is one of a series of programs providing an interactive opportunity for organisations, small business, and tradespeople to be involved directly in discussion of industry issues

Gender workplace statistics at a glance 2019-20

February 2020

Workforce Participation

  • Women comprise 47.4% of all employed persons in Australia; 25.8% of all employed persons are women working full-time, and 21.6% are working part-time* (ABS 2020, Labour Force).
  • Women constitute 37.7% of all full-time employees and 68.2% of all part-time employees (ABS 2020, Labour Force).
  • The workforce participation rate** is 61.4% for women and 70.9% for men (ABS 2020, Labour Force).
  • The workforce participation rate among those aged 15-64 years is 74.5% for women and 83.1% for men (ABS 2020, Labour Force)

Resource:

The Gender Equality Council Website: https://www.wgea.gov.au/data/fact-sheets/gender-workplace-statistics-at-a-glance


Guest Commentators

Pascale Helyar-Moray – Founder & CEO Super-Rewards

Pascale Helyar-Moray has over 20 years financial services marketing and brand-building experience.

Her most recent role was as CEO of Human Super, a superannuation fund crafted for women.

Previously Pascale was the Head of Marketing for the Investment Trusts and WealthManager+ businesses of JPMorgan Asset Management in London, and has also held senior marketing roles at BT Financial Group and BNP Paribas.

She is also an entrepreneur, having founded and run StyleRocks – a custom jewellery e-commerce business – while on maternity leave.

Christina Hobbs – Co-Founder & CEO Verve Super

Christina Hobbs is an experienced Board Director in the superannuation industry and a former Deloitte Management Consultant.

She has worked as a humanitarian and financial inclusion expert for the United Nations for over a decade and is a former Board Director of the Global Women’s Project and a published author on gender equality.

Working in war-torn regions helped Christina understand that so many Australians were unwittingly funding war, pollution and unethical supply chains through their superannuation funds

This led to the creation of Verve Super, co-founded with Alex Andrews and Zoe Lamont.

Verve is Australia’s first ethical superannuation fund specifically designed by women, for women. 

Co Hosted by Fiona McDonald

Executive Director – Tradeswomen Australia

Fiona McDonald’s career began as a light vehicle apprentice. During her apprenticeship and time working in the automotive industry she identified a lack of support, promotion and opportunities for women in trade industries.

Fiona values workplace diversity and works with employers to help them achieve benefits such as higher employee engagement, improved performance, greater innovation, retention of talent, improved employee wellbeing and remove unlawful behaviours such as harassment and discrimination.

Co Hosted by Andrew Gill

For over 25 years, Andrew Gill has immersed himself in events. His formative years in performance, sports entertainment and media paved the way to corporate and public theatre, event production and direction. He works with with leading global and Australian brands along with government agencies, not-for-profit organisations, educational institutions and SMEs.

Andrew also acts as Business Stagecraft and Screen Director for corporate and government organisations focusing on developing skills and confidence in front of a camera or live audience.