Why women need to boost their super

Until the 1970s, some women were even excluded
from super when they got married.

Women haven’t always enjoyed the same super rights as men. In fact, until the 1970s, some women were even excluded from super when they got married.

While super rights for women have thankfully improved, many continue to miss out on valuable super benefits.

On average, women are still paid less than their male counterparts. Plus, the amount of super women generate during their working lives is often impacted by career breaks to care for family and a greater tendency to work part time.

Coupled with the late introduction of compulsory super in 1992, these factors have left many working women at a disadvantage when it comes to their super savings.

That’s why it’s so important for women to take a proactive approach to managing their super.

By keeping track of your account balance, choosing investment options that meet your needs, and contributing a little extra, you can keep your super on track for the retirement you want.

At HESTA, we’re here to help our members every step of the way.

In fact, most of our 820,000 members are women, so our Associate Superannuation Advisers, Superannuation Advisers, Member Education Managers and Financial Planners understand the challenges women face in building their super.

Take your first steps to a better tomorrow today — to start changing your future.

Visit hesta.com.au/boostmysuper for ideas on how you can boost your super or call 1800 813 327 to speak to a HESTA adviser.

With almost 30 years of experience and $40 billion in assets, more people in health and community services choose HESTA for their super.

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