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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

SA Women and Leadership series launch | Adelaide | 28 March 2019
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, with DW Behind Closed Doors Managing Director, Donny Walford and University of South Australia Business School Pro Vice Chancellor Business and Law, Professor Marie Wilson.

Is your diverse workplace inclusive? | Sydney | 4 April 2019
CEDA welcomes Atlassian’s Global Head of Diversity and Belonging, Aubrey Blanche along with industry leaders to discuss building dynamic, balanced, and fulfilling work environments.

2019 Women in Leadership: strengthening our institutions | Brisbane | 5 April 2019
Join CEDA Queensland when we present incredible women with big ideas, delivering solutions to complex issues and working to ensure our institutions are strong, foster collaboration and accurately reflect our modern society. Speakers include Minister for Employment and Small Business and Minister for Training and Skills Development, The Hon. Shannon Fentiman MP and Multicultural NSW and Fairfield City Council and Advisory Board Member, Cr. Dai Le.

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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.
 
   

 

South Australia

            

                 

 

New South Wales

Western Australia