In celebration of International Women’s Day 2021, hear from a panel of Australia’s top female swimmers that have inspired Australians through the generations.
Learn how to apply the same acumen of these exceptional athletes to improve your financial confidence and build a plan you can be proud of.
4 March 2021 - Panel discussion: In partnership with Swimming Australia we are hosting a panel discussion with, Paralympic gold medallist Ellie Cole, as well as Olympic gold medallists Jodie Henry and Petria Thomas. Beyond the gold, beyond the podium and beyond the black line, swimming has provided countless opportunities for Australian women. They will share what it takes to be part of the elite and succeed both in and out of the water. See speaker bios below.
Topics discussed by panel in 45min session:
11 March 2021 - Webinar presentation: There’s also our Women talk money webinar - our Super Consultants share simple, actionable steps to get your super working at its peak.
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Ellie is an Australian Paralympic swimmer who has amassed an amazing list of achievements since she started competitively swimming in 2003.
After having her leg amputated due to cancer, she trained in swimming as part of her rehabilitation program. Fast forward nearly 15 years and the triple Paralympian has 15 Paralympic medals to her name, including six gold, four silver and five bronze. Also holding a Paralympic Games Record, Ellie most recently won a silver medal in the Women’s 100m Backstroke (S9) and a bronze medal in the Women’s 100m Freestyle (S9) at the 2018 Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. Ellie was awarded the Order of Australia in 2012.
Ellie is training for the upcoming Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
Outside the pool Ellie loves hiking and cooking.
Jodie is an Australian Olympic gold medallist and former world-record holder.
In 2004 she was awarded the Order of Australia that year and named the Australian Swimmer of the Year, becoming just the third woman in 15 years to take the honour.
She is married to Tim Notting, former AFL star player and they have three children. Jodie is a currently a member of the Swimming Australia team – Athlete Wellbeing and Engagement and is currently mentoring the next generation of Olympians in the lead up to Tokyo next year.
Jodie lives by the motto ‘family first’ and enjoys spending time, not just with her own kids, but her extended family of nieces and nephews in Brisbane. Beach time and kids sport take up most of her down time, but she still loves a girls day out shopping or dinner with friends.
Petria is an Olympic gold medallist and a winner of 15 national titles.
She is one of Australia’s most celebrated athletes, with numerous awards including Medal of the Order of Australia in 2005 for services to sport. She was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2010.
Petria lives in Canberra, with her husband Julian Jones and two children. She is currently the High Performance Operations Manager at Gymnastics Australia. Petria is the first female Chef de Mission of an Australian Commonwealth Games team and will lead the team to compete at the Birmingham 2022 edition of the Games.
Outside of work Petria loves animals and nature and enjoys spending time with her family, going to the movies, shopping and travelling.
Martina is a Super Consultant at MLC Super. She has over 20 years’ experience in superannuation and financial services industry working in member education and communication roles.
Martina is passionate about making super more accessible. In her work, delivering presentations and individual member consultations, she aims to make financial concepts easy to understand. Martina loves helping people connect with and ‘own’ their financial well-being.