Women in Leadership


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

Over the last nine years, CEDA has held more than 200 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: the 'isms' of diversity | Perth | 25 March 2020
It’s time to break down barriers, remove silos and smash the glass ceiling as the Women in Leadership series returns for 2020. Leaders will come together to champion the move from ‘isms’ to inclusion. Joined by AGL Chief Customer Officer, Christine Corbett; Empire Barristers & Solicitors Director, Prue Hawkins; WA Public Sector Commissioner, Sharyn O'Neill; Western Australian Aboriginal Leadership Institute (WAALI) Co-Chairperson, Robyn Smith-Walley. 

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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.


SA Women in Leadership series

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WA Women in Leadership series

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