About Us

Eighteen of Western Australia's most influential business leaders launched CEOs for Gender Equity at Government House in 2014. The Equal Opportunity Commission prompted the formation of the inaugural group of CEOs in 2012 and since 2016, with the appointment of its inaugural executive officer, has seen it grow to represent more than 50 CEOs from the corporate, not-for-profit and government sectors.

We are committed to influencing and inspiring other CEOs to do better by removing systemic barriers that hinder gender balance. Our CEOs are committed to addressing gender inequity in Western Australia, not only because it makes good business sense but because it makes good sense for the state. 

CGE Executive Officier Tania Cecconi
Tania Cecconi
Executive officer, CEOs for Gender Equity

As a senior executive and leader, Tania has worked across the public and not for profit sectors, specialising in post compulsory education, training and employment. She is motivated by improving the workforce participation of vulnerable groups in society, particularly women’s participation.

As CGE's first executive officer, Tania has successfully shifted the conversation in Western Australia from fixing women to fixing workplaces. She has brought a game-changing proposition and strategy that ensures all CEO members assume responsibility and accountability for creating an inclusive and gender diverse culture.


Along the way, Tania has had her own unconscious biases challenged whilst continuing to add to her toolbox of powerful CEO-led initiatives (that have little to do with policy and process). She has also been heartened by reaffirming moments with national leaders and advocates such as Liz Broderick AO and David Morrison AO.


Using 'tipping point' theory and 'nudge' behavioural economics, Tania drives high impact, low cost and high value initiatives for CEOs that rely on the sharing of their stories and experiences of their own personal gender equity journey.

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