Membership criteria

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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’.

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). Women leaders who enable women leaders.

Membership is offered to women who meet the CEW membership criteria (currently under review). Members retain lifetime membership, provided that members continue to pay annual membership dues and comply with the CEW Constitution and CEW Code of Conduct.