February 2020


CEO for Gender Equity Christina Matthews reflects on her role leading the WACA

The state of gender equity in WA is discussed in this Business News WA article shedding light on the importance of change starting at the top. Matthews speaks of her position at the helm of the WA Cricket Association when she says, 'like in a lot of things, you had to work twice as hard to get there'. 

West Australian workplaces are changing  

In a recent "WA Today" article, we acknowledge that 'it's so important for leaders of these male-dominated businesses to normalise the conversation [of gender equity] in WA'. This article highlights that WA is moving forwards, not backwards and that organisational and commitment to gender equity starts at the top. Below we have seen some huge jumps in workplaces taking action. To read the full article please click here.


CEOs for Gender Equity 'turning the dial'

"The West Australian" recently profiled that WA is, in fact, moving forward not backward. Our executive officer Tania Cecconi congratulates those CEOs and leaders who are taking action, recognising that change starts at the top and that it starts with them. Our CEO Roundtables are committed to driving action from the top. To read the full article click here.
International Women's Day is Coming

As IWD approaches it is a good time to reflect on what we can do as CEOs to inspire and influence more Western Australian CEOs to put #genderontheagenda to achieve our vision, whilst celebrating the achievement of women in all spheres.
Do you have a moment to spare to complete our survey? We are always looking for ways to improve, and we're dedicated to taking on your feedback to drive greater impact and results for workplaces in WA. If you'd like to complete our survey, please follow the link here.
Upcoming events

CEO Summit 2020 I Equal Opportunity Commission
Rescheduled | 0730 - 0900 | Open to members only
This event will be deferred until after the release of the findings of the AHRC's national inquiry into workplace sexual harassment. 

International Women's Day I Rotary Clubs of WA
6th of March | 1800 - 2100 
A celebration of International Women's Day hosted by the Rotary Club Mt Lawley. Our executive officer Tania Cecconi is opening the event followed by Pr Fiona Woods' presentation.

CEO Roundtable | Deloitte
26th of March | 0730 - 0930 | By invitation only
Unique, intimate and in-depth conversations hosted and convened by a CGE CEO to inspire and influence commitment with other CEOs who are not members of CEOs for Gender Equity.

Curtin's Research Rumble | Perth Old Boy's School
30th of March | 1200 - 1330 | Register here
Panel discussion on the barriers and opportunities in STEM held by BCEC, chaired by executive officer Tania Cecconi. CEO for Gender Equity Peter Bennett Clough CEO will also be a panel presenter.

Women in Governance | Governance Institute of Australia
31st of March | 1200 - 1330 
 Our executive officer Tania Cecconi will join a panel discussion providing an alternative perspective to 'smashing the glass ceiling'. 

Future-proofing Gender Equity | CGSB
3rd of April | 1530 - 1800 | Open to all
A presentation by our executive officer Tania Cecconi, as part of the John Curtin Institute of Public Policy (JCIPP)'s Curtin Corner Presentations. 

Deep Dive I South32
8th of April | 0930 - 1100 | Register here
An opportunity to engage in an in-depth conversation about working together to turn the dial. We will be joined by the ABS for a discussion on the GPG in WA and our organisational roles in fixing it. 

Do you know a CEO that should join CEOs for Gender Equity?
Our goal is to recruit 125 CEOs by 2021 to help us achieve our vision.

We want to boost women’s workforce participation, lift productivity and increase economic growth by sustainably improving gender equity in jobs and pay across Western Australian enterprises.

You can help by introducing a CEO to CEOs for Gender Equity.

If you know a CEO who would like to attend a CEO Roundtable, please contact CGE Executive Officer Tania Cecconi at
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