Media releases 2015

CEW to invest $500K in women leaders
Sydney, 1 December 2015: Chief Executive Women (CEW) today announced its program to invest $500K over the next 18 months on scholarships to enable talented Australian women to take their careers to the next level.
The program, known as CEW Scholars, will allow 16 talented women to attend internationally acclaimed business schools such as Harvard Business School, The Wharton School, INSEAD, and [email protected]

“Achieving 50/50 representation in senior roles requires system change. Women need to have equal opportunity to attend career transforming courses. Until equality of opportunity is a reality, CEW will continue to provide scholarships enabling more women to join the C-suite,” said Diane Smith-Gander, President of Chief Executive Women




CEW awards nine more scholarships to support women leaders

Sydney, 30 November 2015: Chief Executive Women (CEW) today announced the winners of nine scholarships for emerging and established women leaders to attend prestigious executive education courses in Singapore and the USA.

The awards are the second part of CEW’s 2015 program of 17 scholarships worth a total of $350,000.



Chief Executive Women co-hosts the Leadership Roundtable with Minister for Women Michaelia Cash, and announces $100,000 investment in CEW STEM scholarships and fellowships

Sydney, 8 October 2015: Chief Executive Women and the Minister for Women are joint host of a Roundtable discussion today with leaders from business and the public sector about increasing the number of women in leadership. The Federal Government also announces that it will commit $100,000 to help fund CEW scholarships and fellowships to support women’s participation in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) industries.



Chief Executive Women invests $350,000 in leadership scholarships

Sydney, 25 May 2015: Chief Executive Women today announced eight executive education scholarships for women leaders to attend the best executive education on offer in Australia, the US, France and Singapore.



Chief Executive Women supports the aims of the Government’s child care reforms

Sydney, 10 May 2015: Child care is not a gender issue – it’s about the Economy



Chief Executive Women runs the ruler over gender diversity at Westpac

Sydney, 3 March 2015: CEW’s Westpac Case Study reveals how one of Australia’s biggest employers – led by one of the world’s most high-profile female CEOs – tackled gender diversity



Chief Executive Women welcomes Streamlining of gender data reporting

Sydney 26 February 2015: The Federal Government yesterday confirmed it has renewed its commitment to increasing women’s workforce participation and improving gender equality in the workplace.



So far so good: CEW welcomes Productivity Commission’s childcare proposals

Chief Executive Women (CEW), which represents Australia’s most senior women leaders from the corporate, public service, academic and not-for-profit sectors, today welcomed many of the recommendations in the Productivity Commission’s report on Child Care and Early Childhood Learning.