CEW welcomes NSW Budget measures to enable women’s economic participation

Chief Executive Women welcomes the NSW Government’s $5 billion package to increase access to childcare. The investment will play a critical role in unlocking women’s economic participation by expanding existing centres, or building new ones, to create additional places for families to access early education and care centres around the state. Accessible and affordable childcare was the key recommendation put …

CEW members recognised in 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours

Chief Executive Women congratulates CEW members recognised in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours List: Professor Tanya Monro AC for eminent service to scientific and technological development, to research and innovation. Elizabeth Koff AM for significant service to public health administration and governance. Miriam Silva AM for significant service to the multicultural community of South Australia, and to women. In addition, …

CEW ANNUAL DINNER keynote speaker – Robyn Denholm

CEW Annual Dinner 2022 keynote address Robyn Denholm I wish to add my respects to the Gadigal people of the Eora Nation, the traditional custodians of this land and pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging. I would also like to acknowledge Chief Executive Women for this incredible event and thank you for the opportunity to speak to …

Solve Australia’s skill shortage by unlocking women’s economic participation: New study

New economic research released today by Chief Executive Women has found that increasing women’s participation in the paid workforce would address Australia’s current skills shortage and have long-lasting impact on productivity in Australia. The analysis, conducted by Impact Economics and Policy, shows that unlocking women’s workforce participation could fill job vacancies and address critical skills shortages predicted between now and …

2022 Federal Budget a missed opportunity to build an economy that delivers for all

29 March 2022: While welcoming some modest measures, Chief Executive Women (CEW) says this year’s budget should have done more to deliver long-term measures needed to increase women’s workforce participation and build an economy that delivers for all. Download media release CEW welcomes measures including the enhanced Paid Parental Leave Scheme to 20 weeks with both parents eligible, the investment …

Chief Executive Women: five asks of the next government of Australia

Chief Executive Women has outlined five policy priorities to leverage women’s participation and leadership to boost the Australian economy. Media Release CEW members, more than 800 of Australia’s most experienced women leaders from across the country, are calling for real commitment and action from the next federal government on these priorities. CEW President Sam Mostyn AO said the federal election …

Advancing women’s leadership in STEM

Science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) industries are widely acknowledged as growth sectors. Today in Australia, women hold fewer than 10 percent of leadership positions in STEM related industries. This must change. In late 2021 Chief Executive Women brought women leaders in STEM together to discuss the barriers – and solutions – to increasing women’s leadership in these vital sectors. …

Meet the Moment Report

Australia’s women leaders on what matters in 2022: Chief Executive Women report  Chief Executive Women members are calling for increased focus on women’s economic participation, the care economy and safety at work and home, which were identified as the three most important issues for women in 2022 in the organisations’ Meet the Moment report.   Researched in partnership with Boston Consulting …

CEW opens leadership scholarship for women in the not-for-profit sector

Chief Executive Women (CEW) is pleased to open its 2022 Scholarship Program with the launch of the CEW Leaders Program scholarship for women working in the not-for-profit sector. The not-for-profit sector plays a critical role in Australia. It’s a diverse sector, ranging from service organisations to advocacy groups to thought leaders. Many not-for-profits have played a vital role in supporting …