CEW Leaders Program

An opportunity to grow personally and professionally

The diversity paradigm shows that diverse organisations outperform homogenous ones. The CEW Leaders Program aims to see the number of women in senior leadership roles increase, thereby addressing one key element of the diversity paradigm.

The CEW Leaders Program is designed and facilitated by CEW members and is structured around the personal audit, a tool which shines a lens on leadership, people and relationships, technology, and collaboration. The program design allows time for individual and collective reflection, and strategies to build confidence and networks to fulfill goals. Executives both women and men are invited as speakers as well as alumni of the program.

The Leaders Program is a 7 day program offered over 4 months. It is delivered in three blocks approximately 6 weeks apart. The first block comprises 3 consecutive days, then 2 blocks of 2 consecutive days. The program provides a collegiate, exciting, affirming and challenging environment.


One of the key strengths of the program is that it brings together women from a wide range of industries and sectors giving them the opportunity to learn from each other as well as from the speakers and facilitators and by participating in workshops and case studies.

Since its inception in 2005 as a pilot with 16 women from 4 organisations, more than 1200 women and 82 organisations have participated in the program in Australia and Singapore. With the expansion of the program in recent years more than 200 women and 40 organisations participate each year.

Topics covered include: Leadership and the Leadership Shadow, status, power, communication, influential relationships, leadership and technology, career options, career breakthrough moments, lessons from the top table.

The program is offered in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Singapore and enrolments are open each year from September for the following year.

For an information pack about the Leaders Program please contact Michelle Woolven, National Program Executive Australia and Singapore. Email Michelle or phone her on: + 61 433 830 471

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