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Tuesday, 10 May, 2022

Sydney  |  Melbourne  |  Perth  |  Brisbane

CEW Summit

Thank you to CEW members, connect community, sponsors, partners, and friends for joining us in-person and online at the CEW Leadership Summit 2022.

This year’s Summit inspired guests to break through and achieve gender equality for all. Together, we called time on talk. It’s time for concerted action. With momentum behind us, now is the right time to work together and drive the change we need for the benefit of all, and our economy.

We asked every attendee to leave the CEW Leadership Summit with actions they can implement within their own sphere of influence, to help Australia breakthrough. We can’t wait to hear and see your progress.

Stay tuned for details on CEW Leadership Summit 2023. For enquiries about sponsorship or speaking at next year’s Summit please contact


Virtual Summit

Purchase a virtual ticket and live broadcast Summit from where suits you. It is the next best thing to being in Melbourne!
Ticket price: $395 + booking fee

CEW Members

CEW member tickets are available via the CEW Member Hub.

CEW Connect

CEW Connect Community tickets are available via the CEW Connect Community Hub.

CEW COVID-19 Event Policy

CEW requires all guests at ‘in person’ events to be fully vaccinated, and if an exemption applies, must complete a negative rapid antigen or PCR test before arriving at the event. ‘Fully vaccinated’ means the definition in place by the relevant State or Federal government at the time of the event. If you feel unwell, please do not attend.

Cancellation Policy

CEW values your time, our time and the service that we provide. As a not-for-profit the CEW Summit represents a significant investment in our advocacy work. CEW understands that changes happen however, no refunds are available one month prior to the event due to change of mind.


The Honourable Anthony Albanese MP

Prime Minister of Australia

Kate Gilmore

Professor-in-Practice, London School of Economics and Political Science

Kate has dedicated her career to advocating for human rights and courageously speaking out on issues that disproportionately impact on women and girls such as sexual violence and sexual health.

A former United Nations (UN) Deputy High Commissioner for Human Rights, Kate is now an Honorary Professor with the Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex as well as a Professor-in-Practice with the International Development Department of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Kate is also Chair of the Board of International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), Vice Chair of the Interpeace Board and a member of WHO’s Gender and Human Rights Advisory Panel on Human Reproduction and of their Immunization Agenda 2030 Partnership Panel.

Sam Mostyn AO

President, Chief Executive Women

Sam has dedicated her career to climate change and gender equity and was the first woman to be appointed to the AFL Commission, in 2005.

Sam holds a number of roles on Boards for Australian corporates, not-for-profits and sporting institutions.

Sam was the individual Winner in the IGCC 2019 Climate Awards and received a United Nations Day Honour Award in 2020, recognising her efforts to advance sustainable development and diversity and inclusion. In 2021, Sam was also awarded the Order of Australia for distinguished service to business and sustainability, and to the community.

Sarah Harden

CEO, Hello Sunshine


Sarah Harden is CEO of Hello Sunshine, a media brand anchored in storytelling, with a mission to change the narrative for women.

Alongside founder Reese Witherspoon, Sarah leads Hello Sunshine’s rapid growth as a premium provider of films, TV series, animations, short-form storytelling, audio content and more. In 2020, Hello Sunshine Productions was nominated for 18 Emmys, and the company was awarded #2 Most Innovative Company in Media by FastCompany.

Sarah serves on the Board and Compensation committee of Magnite (NASDQ: MGNI) and the US Development Board for the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute.

Solina Chau

Co-Founder of Horizons Ventures, Founder of H.S. Chau Foundation

Solina is a passionate advocate of the role of technology in solving the planet’s biggest problems and reframing the future.

Since 1996, Solina’s own independent H.S. Chau Foundation has mobilised more than HK$1.5 billion in support of education and women’s causes around the world.

In 2005, Solina also co-founded Horizons Ventures, which has since become known for its long term investing approach and for backing era-defining companies that make a positive impact in the world. Zoom, Impossible Foods, Perfect Day, Spotify, Siri and DeepMind are among their notable early-stage investments.

Tsehay Hawkins

Dancer, Yellow Wiggle

Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and adopted by her Australian parents when she was eight months old, Tsehay has always loved to dance.

Among the under-10s, Tsehay is most famous as an inspirational entertainer, the new Yellow Wiggle. In addition to performing Tsehay attends a full-time commercial dance school in Sydney where she recently completed Year 10.

Tsehay is also the current Australian and World Youth Ladies Salsa and Urban Latin Champion as well as the current World Amateur Ladies Salsa and Urban Latin Champion. She has 11 Australian Titles in Latin and Commercial Dance and five World Titles in Latin Dance as well as Salsa titles from the 2021 Calgary International Salsa Congress and the 2020 Worldwide Salsa Solo Championship to her name.

The CEW Leadership Summit Committee 2022

Special thanks to the CEW Leadership Summit Committee for volunteering their time and invaluable expertise, knowledge and enthusiasm to make the CEW Leadership Summit 2022 possible. Dee McGrath (Committee Chair), Paula Benson, Amanda Johnston-Pell, Henriette Rothschild, Deborah Schembri.


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