February 2019

Making Commitments

"Achieving a gender balanced organisation needs huge organisational energy - and there is no substitute for CEOs and leaders relentlessly pursuing impact until they get there".

CEOs for Gender Equity convenes monthly roundtables attended by member and non-member CEOs. This month our two roundtables were hosted by Australian Super and Commonwealth Bank. 

Ian Silk Australian Super CEO hosted our first CEO Roundtable of 2019. He was joined by CEOs and business leaders in Western Australia.

Guests recognised they have an extraordinarily unique responsibility to bring about change in West Australian workplaces by sharing the strength of their conviction. That is, CEOs and leaders that lead with intent and purpose on gender equity have the opportunity to accelerate gender equity outcomes for women and for men.
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Gary McGrath Commonwealth Bank General Manager hosted a CEO Roundtable, co-facilitated by Christina Matthews WACA CEO where we were joined by Hockeyroos Madonna Blyth and Rachel Lynch.

It was clear from the discussion that there is no substitute for CEOs rolling up their sleeves when it comes to pursuing gender balance at work.
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Upcoming CEO Summit | Lessons Learned, Lessons Shared | South32 | March 7 | 1730-2000

Graham Kerr South32 CEO is hosting our first summit for 2019. The CEO summit provides our CEOs and business leaders here an unique opportunity to come together and share lessons learned to #turnthedial in  Western Australia.
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Turia Pitt I Engineers Australia I International Women's Day I March 5

In 2011, age 24, Turia was an ex-model, fitness junkie and successful mining engineer when she was caught in a freak firestorm while competing in a 100km ultramarathon in Western Australia. She was choppered out of the remote desert barely alive, with full thickness burns to 64 per cent of her body.

Surviving against overwhelming odds is the least of her achievements. Turia has gone on to thrive in the ultimate story of triumph over adversity.

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Australia's sporting chief executives join forces to push for equal pay for elite women athletes

The Male Champions of Change (MCC) in Sport group released their "Pathway to Pay Equality" initiative, detailing the specific actions needed to close the gender pay gap.

This is believed to be the first time internationally that leaders of competing sporting codes and clubs have united on the issue.

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Congratulations to our CEOs for Gender Equity who were recognised as Employers of Choice for Gender Equality by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency:

  • Alcoa
  • Australian Super
  • Curtin University
  • Deloitte
  • Edith Cowan University
  • EY
  • McKinsey & Co.
See the full list

Upcoming Events


Turia Pitt Engineers Australia International Women's Day Breakfast
Optus Stadium I March 5 I 0700-0930
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CEO Summit I Lessons Learned, Lessons Shared
South32 I March 7 I 1730-2000

By invitation only, cocktail event, hosted by Graham Kerr South32 CEO

Fremantle Dockers International Women's Day Luncheon
Crown Ballroom I March 8 I 1200-1500
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Deep Dive I Lessons from Australian companies leading the way
McKinsey & Co. I March 27 I 0930-1100 

Open to employees of CGE member organisations
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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 executive officer of CGE Tania Cecconi, email
CGE Website
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