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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 in leadership series: diversity in the public sector | Perth | 6 June 2019
At the first Women in Leadership 2019 event in WA, we welcome Public Sector Commissioner, Sharyn O‘Neill and other leaders to share personal stories, motivations, strategies and speak to their commitment to delivering improved circumstances for all in WA.

SA Women and Leadership series: STEAM | Adelaide | 24 June 2019
CEDA is delighted to welcome key experts to engage in a critical discussion around the importance of a STEAM education and career for women, with the inclusion of the Arts. Joined by Wilderness School and SACE Board of South Australia Principal and Presiding Member, Jane Danvers; Art Gallery of South Australia (AGSA) Director, Rhana Devenport ONZM; Chief Scientist for South Australia, Prof. Caroline McMillen and UniSA Futurist and Director, MOD, Dr Kristin Alford.

Women and the future of work | Melbourne | 3 July 2019
CEDA welcomes University of Sydney Business School, Co-Director of the Women, Work and Leadership Group Professor Rae Cooper, to share new evidence and insights on the social and economic changes and challenges, relating to women at work.

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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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New South Wales

Western Australia