Women in Leadership

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

Over the last tenyears, 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.

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  • Systemic changes needed to right STEM gender imbalances | There has been this long debate about science and mathematics and participation rates of boys and girls, but the existing bias for more boys than girls that study physics and advanced mathematics has become more rather than less pronounced over time,” NSW Department of Education Secretary, Mark Scott AO has told a CEDA audience in Sydney.
  • Shattering of silence marks extraordinary year of change for women | A profound shift in women being taken seriously has marked an extraordinary 2017, journalist Catherine Fox and writer and commentator Jane Caro told a CEDA Women in Leadership event in Adelaide.
  • Global climate damaging to productive diversity | There are things to be optimistic and pessimistic about in achieving true gender diversity both in Australia and globally, Woolworths, Nine Entertainment Co., AMP, Australia Post Non-Executive Director, Holly Kramer has a told a CEDA audience in Perth.
  • Unconscious bias stalling gender progress | The greatest reason inequality between men and women exists in the workplace is due to unconscious bias and discrimination, Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Director, Libby Lyons has told a CEDA audience in Tasmania.

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.


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