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Women of the World (WOW) Longreach left its mark on women, girls and men during a three-day program of events from 4-6 March, including panel discussions, speed mentoring, a joint QSuper/DVConnect superannuation and domestic violence seminar, and a stirring opening address from WOW Australia patron and former Australian Governor-General Quentin Bryce.
Australian Retirement Trust is Australia’s women’s superannuation savings leader with $103 billion owned by women, according to 2021 data from the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority.1 64% of Australian Retirement Trust members with a QSuper account are women, and yet we know Australian women retire with on average 23% less super than men.2
As a partner of the WOW Australia festivals since 2018, QSuper3 has supported WOW’s program of thought leadership, collaboration and conversation to build a more gender equal world and celebrate the achievements of women and girls.
WOW Festivals bring communities together to facilitate important conversations on topics impacting women and girls, including:
The focus on creating a fairer world for us all continues next month in tropical north Queensland at WOW Cairns from Friday 13 May – Saturday 14 May.
To join in on the fun, you can enter our competition to win a double pass (flights and accommodation are not included), or buy tickets directly from WOW.
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Coinciding with International Women’s Day (8 March) and Queensland Women’s Week (5-13 March), attendees at WOW Longreach in Queensland’s central west heard from former Australian Governor-General Quentin Bryce about the importance of gender equality in the festival’s opening address.
“We need to lead our community to a better place – one in which women and girls are kept safe and valued, and are able to make their full contribution, and in which we reap the full rewards of their drive, ingenuity, talents, skills and wisdom.”
The three-day festival featured WOW Bites sessions, where inspiring female panellists shared their stories, perspectives and ideas for meaningful change with the Longreach community.
Featured in a two-day festival line up on Friday 13 May – Saturday 14 May, will be an interactive ‘‘Your Finances – Make a difference at any age’’ session on Saturday, which includes financial tips for all stages of life. DV Connect will also join in with tips on how to recognise financial abuse.
Prominent speakers in the line-up include:
Learn more about the full program of festivities.
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1. Rainmaker Information analysis of 2021 super fund information published by APRA, accessed 28 March 2022, rainmaker.com.au/media-release/australia-women-own-1-trillion-superannuation
2. Median superannuation account balances in 60-64 age group (including nil balances) in 2018-19, ATO Taxation Statistics 2018-19 – Individuals, Chart 12: Individuals – median super balance, by age and sex, ato.gov.au/About-ATO/Research-and-statistics/In-detail/Taxation-statistics/Taxation-statistics-2018-19/?page=6#Chart12Individuals, accessed 7 March 2022
3. QSuper has merged with Sunsuper to become Australian Retirement Trust. QSuper partnered with WOW Australia before this merger.
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