Valuing Females

shutterstock_249010804Rice Warner works tirelessly to bring awareness to the unique challenges women face in saving for a comfortable retirement.  Our 2012 report, Valuing Females in Retirement, details the challenges faced by women when trying to save for retirement and investigates a variety of possible solutions to address this complex issue.

To assist our own employees, Rice Warner introduced its Valuing Females Policy on 1 July 2013.  The policy is designed both to encourage female workforce participation and to improve the retirement savings outcomes of female employees.  It includes the following benefits:

  • Paid parental leave for up to 18 weeks
  • Superannuation payable on parental leave for up to one year
  • An additional 2% superannuation payment throughout the employment period (which is not counted when reviewing staff salary packages)
  • Long service leave accrual throughout parental leave
  • Flexible working conditions.
  • Educational programme for employees

We are very proud to be the first employer in Australia (in fact, the world!) to pay our female staff higher super contributions than our male staff.  We have  increased awareness of the challenges women face in saving for a comfortable retirement and applaud other organisations, including ANZ Bank, which has since implemented similar measures for its own employees.

We work hard to foster a culture of excellence and our growing team is passionate about delivering high quality advice and solutions to our clients.

We recognise that the key to our success is our people. We provide a supportive environment that encourages individuals to learn, develop and grow.

Rice Warner works tirelessly to bring awareness to the unique challenges women face in saving for a comfortable retirement.