Women in Super (WIS) and AGSM @ UNSW Business School are thrilled to announce the winners of the 2017 WIS / AGSM scholarship program, now in its third year of offer.
The announcement was made at today’s WIS sold out luncheon in Sydney to the following recipients:
- Christine Abonyi, Contact Centre Manager (Northern Region) - Link Group
- Ruwanie Dias, Acting Chief Investment Officer - Commonwealth Bank Group Super
- Jodie Tapscott, Senior Manager, Corporate Responsibility - Colonial First State
- Ciara Gaffney, Senior Legal Counsel - First State Super
AGSM@UNSW Business School is globally recognised as a builder and nurturer of leadership and management capability (ranked in the Top 100 Global MBA Financial Times (UK) Rankings 2017). Frank Kennedy, Executive Director AGSM@UNSW Business School, stated “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 opportunity to women in leadership.”
The 4 WIS members will attend one of the following AGSM Executive Education programs:
- Leading from Within
- The Authentic Communicator: Activating Presence
- Develop Effective Negotiation Skills and Influencing Skills
Sandi Orleow, Chair of NSW Women in Super stated, “The scholarship programme demonstrates Women in Super’s commitment to provide our members development opportunities to help them fulfil their career aspirations and become our future female leaders. We are proud to partner with AGSM, and believe the development of professional skills supports the appointment of women onto senior executive, leadership and board positions across the superannuation and finance industry”.
WIS congratulates the 2017 scholarship winners and is proud to continue supporting the professional and personal development of WIS members into the next generation of female leaders. For more information regarding the scholarships, please visit the WIS website on
Contact details: NSW Women in Super Chair, Sandi Orleow
T: 0416 173 009
AGSM Media contact: Alison Brown, AGSM Brand and Communications
T: 02 9385 8467
Women in Super advocates for a superannuation system without gender based inequity. It also seeks to provide education, training and support to women in the superannuation and related industries, and to develop and broaden women’s business, professional and personal networks.
AGSM is part of the Business School at UNSW Australia. A renowned provider of postgraduate courses, AGSM programs facilitate the leaders of tomorrow with the appropriate skills and knowledge while broadening professional networks along the way.