Media releases 2013

Chief Executive Women supporting women in the arts
Chief Executive Women, in partnership with the Nelson Meers Foundation and Creative Partnerships Australia, are delighted to acknowledge Rebecca MacFarling of Musica Viva Australia as a top female talent from the arts sector, awarding her a scholarship to attend the Leading for Results program at the prestigious INSEAD business school in Singapore.
Published: 18 November 2013



Sponsorship can propel a career
We hear a lot about how women are backward in coming forward, that instead of leaning in they lean out so far they don’t even take a seat at the table. Whatever the cliche, it is sadly true that many young women don’t have the confidence to back themselves by putting their hands up for the next big career move. And this is despite years of talk about increasing gender diversity at all levels in organisations.
Published: 23 October 2013


All female employees should ask for a pay rise
‘Equal Pay Day’ is at least one day of the year when day every female should look around the office and ask themselves “does my male colleague deserve 17.5% more than me?” If the answer is no she needs to do something about it.
Published: 03 September 2013


CEW calls on Australia’s political parties to address economic inequality of women
Chief Executive Women (CEW) today emphasised the importance of Australia’s incoming government building women’s participation in the economy. “Australia considers itself a land of equal opportunity, but our record on economic equality for women is deeply disappointing,” CEW President Christine Christian said.
Published: 29 August 2013


CEW applauds stronger stance on gender reporting
Chief Executive Women (CEW) President Christine Christian today hailed the Male Champions of Change stand on reporting and transparency around women in leadership. “If business leaders are required to report their achievements in diversity in the same way they report revenue, safety and other business targets, I think we would see some very interesting facts emerge.”
Published: 19 June 2013


CEW announces new President
Chief Executive Women today announced Christine Christian would succeed Belinda Hutchison as president of the member-based organisation effective 8 March 2013. Outgoing president Belinda Hutchison AM said: “CEW began as a small group to support women leaders in their personal careers and organisations. We now provide scholarships, mentoring for our members and upcoming talented women; we undertake research and provide tools to help corporations unlock barriers for their staff.”
Published: 08 March 2013


New AGSM Scholarship winners announced
Four Australian women have been awarded scholarships to attend the Women in Leadership program at the Australian Graduate School of Management this year.
Published: 07 March 2013


Organisations need to appoint female executives to break negative gender diversity cycle
New Research finds women are five times more likely to be promoters of their organisation when females comprise more than 25% of the executive team.
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