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 has seen it grow to represent CEOs from the corporate, not-for-profit and government sectors.
Our CEOs are committed to addressing gender inequity in WA not only because it makes good business sense, but because it makes good sense for the state.
The initiative aims to grow awareness of the benefits of gender equity, its impact when addressed, as well as set an example for other CEOs and business leaders who want to bring about change within their workforce.
As a group of CEOs, we are dedicated to individually and collectively advancing our aims, objectives, and key targets to achieve the vision of CEOs for Gender Equity.
"Gender equity in jobs and pay is critical issue for business and society in general. If we want the best people then we must ensure we are educating and developing from the entire population."
"I want to be part of the group that is inspiring, driving change and providing opportunities for future generations. Gender equity makes sense; it makes business sense, it makes economic sense and it makes social sense."
"It’s proven and compelling – companies with gender equity outperform. At Alcoa, we are committed to making gender invisible for pay, performance and career advancement. Gender inequality should be a relic of the past."
"Achieving gender parity in Australian workplaces and governments is not just a nice to have, it is an economic imperative. Vast amounts of research tell us that having more female leaders will stimulate innovation and generate new ways of problem-solving."
I am proud to be one of the founding members of CEOs for Gender Equity. As a group of ‘influencers’ we are working to advance gender equality, creating positive and proactive change within organisations and the broader community.