CEW President Diane Smith-Gander

CEW members elect Diane Smith-Gander as President

Chief Executive Women today announced Diane Smith-Gander will succeed Christine Christian as President of Australia’s leading organisation for women, effective 1 January 2015. Download our media release

Treasury Case Study

How the Treasury went from a ‘chess club’ to a female-friendly workplace

The Treasury realised it had a gender issue in 2011 when a report analysing data on the recruitment and progression of women in the department presented Dr Martin Parkinson with some stark facts on why women were failing to move up into leadership roles. Read the case study Download our media release

Gail Kelly

Gail Kelly’s retirement as chief of Westpac

Statement by Christine Christian, President of Chief Executive Women, in response to the announcement today of CEW member Gail Kelly’s retirement as chief of Westpac. “Chief Executive Women’s mission as an organisation is to enable women leaders. We are proud of the achievements of all members, but Gail Kelly stands as a beacon of what women are capable of achieving …

Three WA miners win Chief Executive Women scholarships

Chief Executive Women today announced three West Australians have been awarded executive education scholarships for women leaders. The scholarships are the final part of CEW’s 2014 scholarships program of 16 awards worth more than $250,000. Download our media release

CEW Alison Watkins

Time to change Australia’s perception of female leadership

It is critical to Australia’s economic and social growth that both men and women do more to develop future female leaders, said Alison Watkins, Group Managing Director, Coca-Cola Amatil and one of only four female CEOs in the top 50 ASX companies. Published: 10 September 2014 Download our media release

Are CEOs really tackling the tough issues on gender equality?

New national leadership survey asks: are CEOs really tackling the tough issues on gender equality? The single most important change that enables women to succeed in organisations is real, measurable and visible commitment by CEOs to gender diversity. The first-ever national leadership survey across the corporate, public service, academic and not-for-profit sectors will reveal what actions and behaviours by leaders …