Annual Dinner

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Chief Executive Women’s Annual Dinner is one of the most prestigious events in Australia’s corporate calendar. It is attended by CEW Members, Sponsors, CEOs and their management teams from across the country. The dinner is CEW’s most important fundraising event and these funds are used to support CEW Scholarship Program and programs run by CEW to enable more women leaders in Australia.

In 2021 CEW is celebrating the return of face-to-face events. Still being mindful of COVID restrictions and members who are opting not to travel at this time, dinners are being held simultaneously in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and Brisbane.

Thursday, 14 October, 2021
International Convention Centre

For enquiries and sponosrship contact the CEW team:
P: 02 9392 4604 E: cew@cew.org.au

2021 KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Robyn Denholm
Chair of the Board, Tesla Inc.

Tesla’s Board of Directors appointed Robyn Denholm to serve as the independent Chair of the Board, in November 2018, having considered her strong leadership, independent presence, financial and business expertise. Robyn joined the Tesla Board in 2014 as an independent director & Chair of the Audit Committee.
 
Her global experience encompasses leadership roles across a range of technology companies, including Telstra, Juniper Networks, and Sun Microsystems. Most recently, Ms. Denholm served as Chief Financial Officer and Head of Strategy of Telstra, a telecommunications company, where she also served as its Chief Operations Officer.  During her 9 years at Juniper Networks Inc. she was both the Chief Financial Officer and the Chief Financial & Operations Officer, and was part of the team that saw significant growth in both size and impact of the company. Her experience also includes numerous finance management roles in the automotive industry while at Toyota Motor Corporation Australia for seven years. Her past public board of director service has included ABB Limited. & Echelon Corporation.

She is a current member of the UNSW Business School Advisory Council. Robyn was awarded a Doctor of Business (Honoris Causa) from the UNSW in 2019. She is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia and holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Sydney and a Master's degree in commerce from the University of New South Wales, and is a Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Robyn is a member of CEW.

2020 KEYNOTE SPEAKER
Shemara Wikramanayake
Managing Director and CEO, Macquarie Group

Shemara joined Macquarie in 1987 in Macquarie Capital in Sydney. In her time at Macquarie, Shemara has worked in six countries across several business lines. She established and led Macquarie’s corporate advisory offices in New Zealand, Hong Kong and Malaysia, and the infrastructure funds management business in the US and Canada. Shemara has also served as Chair of the Macquarie Group Foundation.

As Head of Macquarie Asset Management for 10 years before her appointment as CEO in 2018, Shemara led a team of 1,600 staff in 24 markets. Macquarie Asset Management grew to become a world-leading manager of infrastructure and real assets and a top 50 global public securities manager.

In 2018, Shemara was appointed a Commissioner of the Global Commission on Adaptation, a World Bank-led initiative which seeks to accelerate climate adaptation action and create concrete solutions which enhance resilience. In 2019 she was appointed by the UN’s Special Envoy for Climate Action, Michael Bloomberg, to the Climate Finance Leadership Initiative which seeks a six-fold increase in climate mitigation investment from the private sector.

Shemara holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees from UNSW and completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School in 1996.

Shemara is a member of CEW.

Congratulations to our 2020 raffle winners

1st PRIZE WINNER
Katie Cooper, ticket #927
Prize donated by Tiffany & Co.

2nd PRIZE WINNER
Alexandra West, ticket #1498
Prize donated by Bunnings

3rd PRIZE WINNER
Martine Jager, ticket #2030
Prize donated by Prada

4th PRIZE WINNER
Penny Berger, ticket #1256
Prize donated by Cafe Sydney

5th PRIZE WINNER
Kathryn Greiner, ticket #570
Prize donated by VOGUE

6th PRIZE WINNER
Alison Terry, ticket #1643
Prize donated by Art Gallery of NSW

7th PRIZE WINNER
Susan Buckley, ticket #139
Prize donated by Red Energy

8th PRIZE WINNER
Jacqui Feeney, ticket #1352
Prize donated by Red Energy

9th PRIZE WINNER
Kathy Hirschfeld, ticket #1266
Prize donated by Carla Zampatti

10th PRIZE WINNER
Louise Stroyov, ticket #1021
Prize donated by Hyatt

11th PRIZE WINNER
Michelle Forrest, ticket #187
Prize donated by Scentre Group

12th PRIZE WINNER
Renee Roberts, ticket #220
Prize donated by Scentre Group

13th PRIZE WINNER
Robyn Denholm, ticket#418
Prize donated by MECCA

14th PRIZE WINNER
Katrina Rathie, ticket #764
Prize donated by Sydney Theatre Co

15th PRIZE WINNER
Marni Oaten, ticket #1070
Prize donated by Dan Murphy's

16th PRIZE WINNER
Nicole Sheffield, ticket #325
Prize donated by Red Balloon

17th PRIZE WINNER
Virginia Herlihy, ticket #1489
Prize donated by Red Balloon

18th PRIZE WINNER
Lyndall Stoyles, ticket #334
Prize donated by Dan Murphy's

19th PRIZE WINNER
Katie Bennett-Stenton, ticket #256
Prize donated by Hoyts Cinemas

20th PRIZE WINNER
Michelle Mascolo, ticket #1227
Prize donated by VOGUE