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, …

Maureen Kerridge AM Scholarship now open for women in advertising and media

Chief Executive Women and the Kerridge family are inviting applications for the Maureen Kerridge AM Scholarship for women leaders in media and advertising. The scholarship will contribute up to $35,000 fund study at a relevant course anywhere in the world. It was established in memory of Maureen Kerridge AM and her achievements as a pioneering woman in media. CEW member …

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 …

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 …

An Economy with Care at its Centre

CEW Pre-Budget Submission 2022-23 An Economy with Care at its Centre The pandemic exposed the fragility of our economic assumptions and our lack of investment in the social infrastructure crucial to a strong, functional economy. As we rebuild, Australia is faced with an opportunity to build towards a more vibrant and prosperous Australia. Read: Pre-Budget Submission January 2022 Our key …

2022 Australia Day Honours list

Chief Executive Women extends its congratulations to the nine CEW members recognised for their outstanding contribution to community in the 2022 Australia Day Honours list. The accomplished senior women leaders and CEW members recognised in the 2022 Honours are: Dr Helen Nugent AC COMPANION (AC) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION For eminent service to people with disability through leadership of social …

VALE CARLA ZAMPATTI AC

It is with great sadness that Chief Executive Women (CEW) acknowledges the passing of one of Australia and CEW’s most special people, Carla Zampatti AC, the undisputed leader of Australian fashion, the entrepreneur, the philanthropist and a sage wise and wonderful founding member of CEW. Sam Mostyn AO spoke on behalf of CEW members, saying “Carla was an inspiration and …