Membership criteria

Thank you for your interest in CEW membership.

Membership Nomination Criteria

Chief Executive Women (CEW) is the pre-eminent organisation representing Australia’s most senior women leaders from the corporate, public service, academic and not-for-profit sectors. Founded in 1985, CEW has over 650 members whose shared vision is ‘women leaders enabling women leaders’.

Our Membership Nomination Criteria has recently been reviewed – keeping the bar high whilst widening our lens to increase the diversity amongst CEW’s membership.

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 to women who meet the CEW Membership Nomination Criteria. Members retain lifetime membership, provided that members continue to pay annual membership dues and comply with the CEW Constitution and CEW Code of Conduct.

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