Membership criteria

Thank you for your interest in CEW membership.

Membership Nomination Criteria

CEW has an unwavering focus on including the most senior women in Australia as members regardless of where they live, their mode of employment (executive or non-executive) and the type of organisation they lead (not-for-profit, public or private sector). Membership is offered through nomination to women who meet the CEW Membership Criteria. Members retain lifetime membership, provided that members continue to pay annual membership fees and comply with the  CEW Constitution and CEW Code of Conduct

Our Membership Criteria focuses on  keeping the bar high whilst widening our lens to ensure diversity amongst CEW’s membership.

The nominee must meet the membership criteria and is a leader in her chosen field:

  • achieving one or more senior roles in organisations significant to Australia
  • being highly respected by peers
  • performing at the highest level within her sector (both currently and consistently)
  • demonstrating significant achievements
  • demonstrating significant influence within the Australian community

The nominee is a role model for women in Australia:

  • having a reputation for honesty, integrity, innovation and courage
  • respecting and working effectively with diverse people enabling all to contribute their best work and develop professionally
  • having energy, interest and motivation to contribute meaningfully to the community
  • demonstrating an active commitment to the promotion of women
  • being universally respected for generosity of spirit

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