CEW Senior Executive Census

CEW Senior Executive Census 2021
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The CEW Senior Executive Census 2021 tracks annual progress of women’s representation in the executive leadership teams of the ASX300 and includes additional analyses around the use of gender diversity targets. This year, the CEW Census shows that despite the clear business case for gender parity, women are still significantly underrepresented in senior executive teams across the nation’s top public companies, as well as being underrepresented in the pipeline for these roles.

The 2021 results provide a wake-up call to the nation’s business and political leaders and investors. In order to navigate the impacts of the pandemic and support a vibrant Australian economy, there must be a sense of urgency in harnessing under-utilised pools of talent for the workforce and leadership positions.

 


Chief Executive Women ASX200 Senior Executive Census 2020
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The CEW Census reveals that progress in the number of women reaching senior leadership positions in ASX200 companies has flatlined in the past year.

Research from Bankwest Curtin Economics Centre and the Australian Government’s Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA)[i] demonstrates the tangible, positive improvements in company productivity and profitability that correspond with greater female representation in ELT positions. Despite this, the CEW Census results show women hold just 12% of ELT roles that have profit and loss responsibility.

Of the 25 CEO appointments in 2020, one was a woman. How can Australian organisations change this and strengthen pathways into leadership roles? The CEW Census provides it’s data and key findings, but will also provide governments and businesses with key actions for change.

The 2020 CEW Census is supported by CEW Partners Bain & Company and Spencer Stuart.


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2020 Chief Executive Women ASX200 Senior Executive Census
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2019 Chief Executive Women ASX200 Senior Executive Census
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2018 Chief Executive Women ASX200 Senior Executive Census
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2017 Chief Executive Women ASX200 Senior Executive Census
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