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CEW Celebrates International Women’s Day #CountHerIn​

Women’s economic empowerment is crucial for achieving gender equality and promoting overall community development and the health of the Australian economy. Australia currently underutilises over 50% of the population, leaving up to $128B of economic growth on the table. When women are provided with equal opportunities to access education, participate in the workforce, and take on leadership roles, it not only benefits them individually but also has a ripple effect on society as a whole.

Join us to #CountHerIn to accelerate our progress to a gender balanced and equitable workforce and economy.


Sydney Opera House and Cafe Sydney invite you to a special International Women’s Day lunch hosted by  CEO Louise Herron AM, in collaboration with CEW.
CEW President and Opera House Trustee Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, will be joined in conversation by international bestselling author Anna Funder, ahead of her appearance at All About Women on Sunday 10 March. Anna is one of Australia’s most acclaimed writers, whose book Wifedom speaks to the unsung work of women, illuminating the 2024 International Women’s Day theme of economic inclusion for women and girls everywhere.

Friday, 8 March 2024
12.15pm – 2.30pm
Cafe Sydney

$180 per person for canapés on arrival, followed by a two-course lunch at Cafe Sydney. Drinks included.

Tickets are sold individually and purchased through the Cafe Sydney booking link. Please contact Cafe Sydney with any questions on 02 8298 0322 or

An in-depth conversation with Michele Bullock, Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia

Governor Bullock, the ninth Governor of RBA and first woman to lead the RBA in its 63-year history, will give a virtual presentation sharing insights on her passion for inclusion, diversity and belonging, followed by local, live panels and speakers and a sit down lunch in each city.

Friday, 8 March 2024

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CEW x AFC Present: Her Position, Her Power

Keynote and panelists just announced!

Through discussions and insights shared by esteemed members of the fashion and technology industry, our aim is to celebrate and empower women while shedding light on pivotal career moments.

Coupled with an enthralling fashion show by renowned Australian brands, where we honour confidence, collaboration and style.  

Monday, 4 March 2024
5.00pm – 9.00pm AEDT

Doltone House, Sydney  

CEW x Awake Academy featuring Layne Beachley AO Present: Own your truth

This full-day immersion with your mentors Layne Beachley AO and Awake Academy CEO Tess Brouwer will help you deepen your self-awareness, boost your confidence, improve your mental well-being, become more playful, and live a purpose-driven life.

Monday, 18 March 2024
8.30am – 6.30pm AEST

Emporium Hotel Southbank, Brisbane


Bring IWD into your workplace

The IWD@Work package enables employers to bring UN Women’s IWD events into their workplace. IWD@Work includes:
• Company-wide virtual access to UN Women Australia’s IWD 2024 national event speakers and content – live or on-demand streaming from 8 March to 5 April 2024.
• Exclusive content for IWD@Work audiences, including speaker interviews, vox pops and insights.
• A resource kit to run campaigns and events that showcase gender equality policies and programs, and help your leaders and teams have meaningful conversations about gender equality and women’s empowerment.

Fast Facts

Ahead of International Women’s Day equip yourself with fast facts about the current status of women in Australia in leadership, economic security, workforce participation and workplace flexibility. 

Empowering women and focusing on creating a truly inclusive nation is critical for our country, as we face an increasingly uncertain economic and geopolitical climate. 

Media release

CEW celebrates new era of gendered data transparency, calls on all employers to set gender equality targets.

Chief Executive Women (CEW) has welcomed the publication of gender pay gaps for every individual Australian employer with 100 or more employees, calling for all Australian businesses to set gender equality targets to increase women’s representation at every decision-making table.

The Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) has today published every employer’s median pay gap and revealed the current national median total remuneration gender pay gap is 19 per cent.

Additional events from CEW Members

Join Kylea and guest speakers Catherine Fox AM (Australians Investing in Women, journalist and author), Michelle Lim (Reserve Bank of Australia), Melanie Fernandez (Chief Executive Women), and MC Sophie Scott OAM on International Women’s Day to discuss barriers women face in the workforce, and why it is difficult to recognise our full economic potential.

The breakfast kicks off at 7am Wednesday 6 March, at the Kirribilli Club. Tickets are $75 per person, with reduced rates available for tables of 8 and 10. All proceeds will cover event costs. Previous events have sold out so please book your tickets ASAP to avoid disappointment

Recalculating Misogyny  through music. The“MISOGYNY OPUS” Pop Orchestral Work Performance at Canberra Theatre for International Women’s Day 2024.

Concert: Wednesday, March 6th, 2024 @ 8:00 PM