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 …

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 …

Celebrating Women in Leadership in Technology

Anna Leibel, CEW Scholar 2018 MIT Innovation Growing up in Diamond Creek, Anna Leibel taught herself to code at the age of eight. By the time she was 18, the world wide web was just starting to take off along with this new thing called ’email’. She got a lot of requests for help from friends and family and soon …

Sam Mostyn AO’s address to the National Press Club of Australia

National Press Club of Australia – Wednesday,  24 November 2021 Chief Executive Women President Sam Mostyn AO addressed the National Press Club of Australia outlining a vision for Australia’s future which uses all of Australia’s resources and talent, especially women, to create a vibrant and inclusive post-pandemic economy and society. Sam Mostyn AOChief Executive Women, PresidentRead: Media Release https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5xSQxGQ1MM Full Speech (Not as …

NAIDOC Week: Congratulations to our 2021 Indigenous Scholars

Chief Executive Women (CEW) & Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation are delighted to announce the successful recipients of the 2021 CEW & Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation Scholarships. Congratulations to Deanella Mack and Katrina Johnson who will attend an in-demand leadership program at Harvard Kennedy School. The CEW and Roberta Sykes Indigenous Education Foundation Scholarships have been designed to support …