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CEDA has successfully held Women in Leadership events since 2010. CEDA continues this discussion.

Over the last seven years, CEDA has held more than 100 events across Australia seeking to engender discussion about Women in Leadership. Over 250 presentations have been delivered at these events where over 18,000 people attended.

CEDA remains committed to improving gender equality, and continues to invite influential thought leaders to comment on the major policy issues confronting women in public and corporate life.

Upcoming events

Women and Leadership: advancing women's economic empowerment | Adelaide | 23 August 2019
Join CEDA as we discuss women’s economic security in the workforce and in retirement. Joined by UniSuper Non-Executive Director, Nicolette Rubinsztein; Bank SA Chief Executive, Nick Reade; University of South Australia Business School Pro Vice Chancellor Business and Law, Professor Marie Wilson; COTA SA Chief Executive Officer, Jane Mussared; Bank SA Chief Executive, Nick Reade and University of South Australia Business School Pro Vice Chancellor Business and Law, Professor Marie Wilson.

Rethinking age in the workplace | Sydney | 18 October 2019
Join CEDA for this discussion examining age in the workplace, characteristics and expectations of modern work, and how attributes of baby boomers, millennials, and Gen Z can benefit your organisation. Joined by SkillsIQ Chief Executive Officer, Yasmin King and Randstad Chief Executive Officer ANZ, South East Asia, India, Frank Ribuot.

Women in Leadership: Ita Buttrose AC OBE | Brisbane | 4 November 2019
CEDA welcomes ABC Chair, Ita Buttrose AC OBE for an important keynote address on trust in Australia’s institutions, how media influences public policy and its role in shaping a more equitable society.

Women in Leadership: economics of diversity | Perth | 14 November 2019
CEDA welcomes key leaders to engage in the critical discussion of improving equality and gender diversity in WA and the metrics that support positive economic growth. Joined by Edith Cowan University Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Strategic Partnerships), Professor Cobie Rudd; BHP Chief People Officer, Athalie Williams. 

Kate Jenkins - National Sex Discrimination Commissioner | Melbourne | 2019
Join CEDA and Australian Human Rights Commission Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Kate Jenkins in a discussion on the world-first National Inquiry into sexual harassment in the workplace.

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Five years of Women in Leadership

On 27 March 2015, CEDA celebrated five years of Women in Leadership discussions and research with the release of
CEDA’s Top 10 Speeches: Women in Leadership 2010–2015, a collection of the most influential and interesting Women in Leadership speeches on the CEDA stage over the last five years.

Women in Leadership series supported by CEDA members:

     
While it has been proven that greater gender diversity improves overall business performance, how can genuine progress be made?
What barriers are impacting change and how can leaders overcome them?
CEDA started its Women in Leadership journey in 2013 with our inaugural three3-part series. This second series will delve further into this issue to and investigate cultural and societal factors impacting gender equality, as well as explaining why the issue should be a priority for all leaders in this StateWA.
  • While it has been proven that greater gender diversity improves overall business performance, how can genuine progress be made?
  • What barriers are impacting change and how can leaders overcome them?

The 2015 Women in Leadership series in WA will delve further into these issues to investigate cultural and societal factors impacting gender equality, as well as explaining why the issue should be a priority for all leaders in WA.

Past events

Leadership and culture driving innovation and productivity
Tuesday, 10 March 2015

Women in male-dominated industries
9 October 2014

Why gender equity needs policy levers and leadership
6 June 2014

Supported by CEDA members:

Queensland

April  |  June  | November  |  Three public events

The ninth year of this popular series introduces agents of change undertaking difficult work to provide and strengthen the checks and balances necessary to a modern democracy. These remarkable women work to increase gender equity and equality and provide new perspectives and change Australia’s institutions.
 
   

 

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