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 …

Spotlight on Not-for-profit Leader Melissa Reader

Melissa Reader, Managing Director & CEO, The Violet Initiative and CEW Scholar This is the story of Melissa Reader, who is CEO, The Violet Initiative and 2021 CEW Entrepreneur Scholarship recipient. Melissa understands better than most how challenging conversions around death can be. She dealt with grief as a young widow having to navigate the last stage of her first …

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 …

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 …

“You deserve a seat at the table.”

That’s the message that Kate Percy, 2021 CEW Scholarship winner and Director of Knowledge and Outcomes at Berry Street, wants to share with other women. “Confidence is key, there’s nothing attractive about someone who is meek and doesn’t back themselves. It’s going to take women in leadership now owning it to change things for the women coming up behind us.” …

Bonnie Boezeman AO Leadership in Nursing Scholarship

Now in its fourth year, the Bonnie Boezeman AO Leadership in Nursing Scholarship aims to help women in nursing develop leadership skills to advance their careers and to grow the nursing sector. COVID-19 highlighted many lessons in nursing. After a decade working as a nurse, Le Truong noticed a disparity that could not be ignored. Although nursing is a predominantly …

Respect. It’s everyone’s business.

For some time, Chief Executive Women has advocated for safe, inclusive and respectful workplaces. It is important because safety and respect at work is a fundamental right for women and men. Stories about sexual harassment in workplaces around Australia have been shocking and disappointing. It has got to stop. It is time to change and with urgency. Sexual harassment in …

Inaugural Maureen Kerridge AM Scholarship to propel women leaders in media

Chief Executive Women and Keith Kerridge, husband of the late Maureen Kerridge AM, are pleased to announce the two successful recipients of a new scholarship to inspire Australian women leaders working in media, television and advertising. Congratulations to: Michelle Baltazar, award-winning writer, journalist and editor with more than 20 years’ experience in financial services media. She is the editor-in-chief of …

‘Set the Standard’ report and recommendations

Chief Executive Women welcomes ‘Set the Standard’ report and recommendations Chief Executive Women (CEW) today welcomed the Sex Discrimination Commissioner Kate Jenkins’ ‘Set the Standard’ report into parliamentary workplace culture and calls for the urgent implementation of the recommendations. With the Report finding half of people currently in Commonwealth parliamentary workplaces experiencing at least one incident of bullying, sexual harassment …

CEW Sustainability scholarships

New Scholarship Elevates Women Leaders in Sustainability 

Chief Executive Women (CEW) is pleased to announce the winners of the new CEW and ANZ Sustainability Scholarships, designed to help women leaders advance their careers while accelerating sustainable outcomes in their field. Created in 2021, the scholarships recognise the real opportunity to develop women in sustainability leadership positions so they can advance into more influential roles to lead and accelerate sustainable outcomes. CEW and ANZ …