Women in business event at Coolangatta.
Women in business event at Coolangatta. Blainey Woodham

Bank celebrates women's day

WESTPAC Banking Corporation managers from Tweed Heads South and Coolangatta hosted a morning tea on Thursday celebrating women in business.

The event marked International Women's Day and highlighted Westpac's commitment to supporting women in leadership positions.

Tweed Heads South bank manager Danielle Sim opened the morning tea by announcing just a few of the achievements the company was making in equal opportunity.

Westpac announced in January that women made up 38.5% of leadership positions.

Women also make up 40% of board members.

"We want to make that 50/50," Ms Sim said.

"We want to see equal representation of men and women in senior leadership roles.

"We're very proud to celebrate International Women's Day."

The company was one of the first Australian companies to sign the CEO statement of support for the United Nations Women's Empowerment Principles.

Westpac senior financial planner Anna Johnston used the morning tea to highlight how important it was for women to consider their superannuation, life insurance and income protection.

"It's scary to think that women have so much less superannuation than men but it's true," Ms Johnston said.

"It's worth taking the time to look seriously as your superannuation and your insurance to make sure you'll always be protected."

Westpac host regular women in business morning tea events.

Email donnasmith@westpac.com.au to get involved.



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