The national rollout of Project Skills workshops for MDCF and WIS volunteers by IQ Group will provide a thorough understanding of project fundamentals and support the continued success of both MDCF and WIS programs.

Melbourne, 3rd July 2019 – Commencing in July, MDCF/WIS together with IQ Group will launch a series of workshops for MDCF/WIS volunteers to build on their fundamental project management skills and navigation skills for achieving project success.

Sharon Morris, MDCF Chief Executive Officer says, “The Mother’s Day Classic Foundation couldn’t raise funds and awareness without the incredible support of our volunteer committees across the country. So, we are delighted to have IQ’s support in facilitating a national project skills workshop, which will enable us to give back to those who give so much, by providing invaluable professional and personal skills to our volunteers.”

Women in Super, founders of the Mother’s Day Classic, see its involvement, together with its work in promoting better retirement prospects for women, as an important investment in the future health of Australian women, so they can enjoy a happy and healthy retirement.

Cate Wood, Chair Woman in Super says, “Women in Super is dedicated to providing valuable opportunities to members, as well as women generally, and one of the key ways we achieve this is through the range of events we hold. Offering our committee members this training is not only a way of thanking our tireless volunteers by providing them with practical skills that can be put to use to further their careers, but will also ensure that our teams continue to create engaging and inspiring events year round.”

IQ Group senior project practitioners Cynthia Cheong, Cathy Hollis, Pam White and George Georgiou will deliver the workshops across most major Australian cities. Brian Peters, Chief Executive Officer of IQ Group commented that, “IQ is proud to be supporting capability development for the MDCF and Women in Super volunteer network. The work they do touches the lives of thousands of Australians raising funds and awareness for breast cancer and working tirelessly to create better retirement outcomes for women. We are thrilled to be playing a small part.”

The objective of the program is to give MDCF/WIS volunteers greater confidence, ensuring all contributions have a positive and successful impact for the ongoing success and legacy the MDC Foundation, together with Women in Super, have created.

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IQ Group is committed to ongoing innovation and empowering our clients.



The Mother’s Day Classic walk/run event is held in all capital cities and 80 regional/metropolitan locations across Australia.  Approximately 100,000 family and friends come together on Mother’s Day to participate, celebrate, raise funds and pay tribute to those affected by breast cancer.

Over 22 years more than $36 million has been raised for breast cancer research. In quantifiable terms, those funds equate to 64 research programs and over 200 Australian scientists.  

MDC Foundation Ltd as trustee for Mother’s Day Classic Foundation is a company limited by guarantee, and a public company with charitable status (MDC Foundation Limited ACN 604 328 994).

All proceeds from the MDC Foundation Limited are donated to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation that supports research into breast cancer prevention and treatment.



Women in Super is a national advocacy and networking group that works to improve women’s retirement outcomes.

As a not-for-profit, Women in Super (WIS) advocates for a super system void of gender-based inequality by working on behalf of its members and women generally with government, unions, employer organisations, regulators and superannuation funds.

With over 3,300 members across Australia, WIS provides professional development, networking and career progression opportunities to assist these members in developing broader professional and personal networks. Furthermore, WIS strongly supports and encourages the appointment of women to superannuation fund boards, and works with other organisations and stakeholders to achieve this.



Brian Peters                                                            Sharon Morris                                                          Cate Wood

Chief Executive Officer                                         Chief Executive Officer                                            Chair

IQ Group                                                                MDC Foundation Ltd                                              Women in Super

BPeters@iqgroup.com.au                                  smorris@mothersdayclassic.com.au                      jteubert@womeninsuper.com.au