How confident do you feel about retirement?  –  1 June 2017

What does it take to make you feel more confident about your money going into retirement? Recent research has uncovered three things older ‘confident’ New Zealanders have in common, and four simple steps we can all take to get set up for life after work.  Please join us and the Financial Market Authority’s Investor Capability team, Gillian Boyes and Melanie Nunn, to find out what the research revealed, including some of the secrets shared by advisers and their clients.

Date:             Thursday, 1 June 2017
Start time:   5.15pm – 7.30pm
Venue:           AMP Capital, Ground Floor, 113 – 119 The Terrace, Wellington
Cost:              Members $30, Non Members $45

We look forward to seeing you for drinks and nibbles.  Please also extend this invitation to any friends or colleagues that you think would enjoy the event and the opportunity to network with fellow women from the financial services industry.

If you would like to attend this, please RSVP here by Tuesday 30 May.


An Accelerated Achievement Program for Professional Women
6 June – 2 August 2017 (Wellington)

Women in Super would like to share with you the launch of an uplifting program that is being run in Wellington by Mary Lewis, founder of InnovationNZ.

Mary cares deeply about women’s success and has developed a new program to promote ongoing success where women:

  • are committed to achieving their important goals,
  • are inspired and act, and
  • receive the support and accountability they need to really succeed.

Mary particularly wanted to design a program that moulds and works with the whole of women’s lives, their opportunities and challenges.

If you are interested in attending (1 hour, during lunchtime), or know any other women that are, please share.

To reserve a spot please contact Mary directly (RSVP to  Click here for further information.


Funding Grants for Women’s Leadership Development

Women in Super is pleased to forward you information about exciting scholarships from Women in Leadership New Zealand.
“Women & Leadership New Zealand (WLNZ) is administering a national initiative to support the development of female leaders across New Zealand’s Superannuation and Professional Services Sector.
The initiative is providing women with grants to enable participation in a range of leadership development programs.
The leadership development programs are part-time and delivered nationally via WLNZ’s blended learning model.  Scholarship funding is strictly limited and will be awarded based on a set of selection criteria being met.
Expressions of Interest
Find out more and register your interest by completing the Expression of Interest form here prior to June 7, 2017:

The opportunity will not be extended past June 7. Should you wish to discuss the initiative in more detail, please contact Wafa Ahmed at the office of the National Industry Scholarship Program, WLNZ on +61 3 9270 9030 or via email:


Women in Super Annual General Meeting, with special guest

Alexia Hilbertidou of Girl Boss  –  21 June 2017

Event:                  WiS AGM and GirlBoss 
Date:                    Wednesday 21 June 2017
Time:                    5:30pm
Venue:                  Level 22, DLA Piper Tower, 205 Queen Street, Auckland 1010
Catering:              Glass of wine and nibbles
Price:                    Free for members, $25 for non-members.

Please click here to register for the event.


Women in Leadership Summit NZ  21-23 June 2017

Recently, the Ministry of Women has released new research identifying key factors that maintain the 12% gender pay gap which remains rigidly in place today.  This research has found that unconscious bias and assumptions about women at work is the major barrier in closing this gap.  The next step is for New Zealand’s leaders to come together with the aim to implement solutions and drive initiatives that tackle these damaging assumptions about women in the workplace.

For the third year running, our Women in Leadership Summit NZ (Auckland, 21 – 23 June 2017) provides this opportunity, bringing together our most successful leaders to celebrate advances in gender diversity and look toward further development for women facing evolving challenges in the workplace today.  View the agenda here, speaker list here, and workshop details here.

Joining us for 2017:

  • Sue Kedgeley, Councillor, Greater Wellington Regional Council, 2016 Westpac Women of Influence Award Winner – Diversity
  • Gabriel Makhlouf, Secretary and Chief Executive,New Zealand Treasury
  • Suzanne Stew, Deputy Secretary, Corporate, Ministry of Justice
  • Superintendent Karyn Malthus, District Commander Auckland, New Zealand Police
  • Kate McKenzie, Chief Executive Officer, Chorus
  • Steve Tew, CEO, New Zealand Rugby
  • Nicki Raistrick, Group General Manager Digital, Fletcher Building
  • Marion Franks, Chief Legal Counsel, Downer New Zealand
  • Donna Nicolof, Head of Wealth & Private Bank, BNZ Partners, BNZ
  • Kathryn Jaggard, Head of Derivatives, NZX

…and many more.

You can download the download the brochure here, or you can go straight to register here.  Call 09 975 9430 for more information.