Women in Super scholarships

Women in Super and AGSM @UNSW Business School announced their annual scholarship program for 2017 at the Women in Super NSW lunch last week, which featured David Neal, Future Fund chief executive, as guest speaker.

The scholarship offers NSW WIS members the opportunity to attend one of AGSM’s Executive Education programs to further their learning and leadership capabilities.

Sandi Orleow, Chair of NSW WIS, who announced the scholarship at the event, said: “Our scholarship partnership with the AGSM gives WIS members the opportunity to develop professional skills that support their advancement onto senior executive and leadership positions within the superannuation industry.”

Frank Kennedy, executive director of AGSM@UNSW Business School, said: “We are proud of our track record spanning 40 years. As part of UNSW Sydney we have a responsibility to make a difference to society and business. These scholarships are part of our ongoing commitment to provide access and opportunities to women in leadership.”

AGSM@UNSW Business School is globally recognised as a builder and nurturer of leadership and management capabilities (ranked in the Top 100 Global MBA Financial Times (UK) Rankings 2017). Its scholarship partnership with WIS is now in its third year.

For information regarding the scholarships and how to apply visit: www.womeninsuper.com.au

The next WIS Sydney lunch, on May 16, will have the new NSW premier, Gladys Berejiklian, as guest speaker.

Orleow told the full-house gathering of more than 200 people last week that WIS had recently expanded its management committee to a maximum of 15 people. She paid tribute to long-standing committee member Keri Pratt, who was stepping down next month after more than 10 years working for the organisation.

Pratt recently took on a new role in charge of vendor relationships at NSW State Super (STC).