Women in leadership: The gender gap

Women in leadership: The gender gap

Nov 08

Join CEDA for an in-depth discussion of the findings and recommendations of our recent report 'Understanding the gender gap', and the imperative for identifying and implementing solutions to closing the gap.

Online registration is now closed. For registration information please contact Mikaela Figgis on 03 9652 8402.



Sara James, Foreign Correspondent, NBC News
Julie McKay, Executive Director, United Nations Women Australia


 Public event
 Hilton on the Park, 192 Wellington Parade, Melbourne, VIC

 Women in leadership
 Lunch (12.00pm to 2.00pm)

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In June CEDA released a comprehensive research report on Women in Leadership, drawing on more than three years of national discussion forums, together with papers by leading commentators and the results of a business survey.

The report, titled Understanding the gender gap examined a range of policy, employee and social issues including unconscious bias, implications of the current tax and transfer system, the impact of societal expectations and culture on women's choices, and barriers women face to progression into leadership roles.

This CEDA forum will draw on the report's recommendations and examine why closing the gender gap must be a priority for businesses and governments if we are to maximise our workforces and improve productivity.

Join us to hear from two high-achieving women from two very different backgrounds, for what promises to be a thought-provoking and lively discussion.


Sara James, Foreign Correspondent and Author, NBC News

Sara James is an Emmy award-winning foreign correspondent, author, and commentator. Sara was born and raised in the United States, and covers Australasia for the American Today Show and other broadcasts on NBC News. Sara's work as a journalist has garnered numerous awards. Her report on Australia's Stolen Generation won the Overseas Press Club of America Citation for Excellence. She is the author of three books the latest, An American in Oz, will be released in March, 2014.

Julie McKay, Executive Director, United Nations Women Australia

A winner of both the Young Australian of the Year and Telstra Business Woman of the Year in the ACT, Julie advocates on key issues affecting women including leadership, pay equity, political participation and violence against women. She sits on the Chief of Defence Force's Gender Equality Advisory Board, and has been appointed to the C20 Steering Committee which is working to ensure that the voices of civil society are heard during Australia's Presidency of the G20 in 2014.


The Hon. Maxine McKew



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After 11 October 2013

$170 per person
$1292 table x 8
$1615 table x 10

Non members

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