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ABOUT US

Uniting Leaders to Accelerate Gender Equity in Western Australia

ACCELERATING GENDER EQUITY.

We are a group of leaders who are sharing what’s working and what’s not to accelerate gender equity in Western Australia.

 

We know that gender equity is good for everyone, good for business and good for society. Simply put, it is about change, and change starts at the top.

HOW WE'RE TACKLING GENDER EQUITY.

1.

POWERING CHANGE

Showcase the power and impact of gender equity. 

2.

BREAKING BARRIERS

Share best practice and lessons learned in removing systematic barriers.

3.

DRIVING CHANGE TOGETHER

Engage with the State Government to drive gender equity outcomes throughout Western Australia. 

4.

CLOSING THE GAP

Support our members to conduct yearly pay gap audits. 

ASHLEY MCGRATH

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER - CEOS FOR GENDER EQUITY

Ashley has worked with leading Australian organisations to design, implement and deliver talent solutions. She is driven by social purpose and has a compelling passion for gender equity.

 

Ashley is completing a PhD focused on accelerating progress with female diversity and inclusion in the Western Australian Mining Industry. In line with the ethos of CEOs For Gender Equity (CGE), Ashley’s PhD is action orientated.

 

The thesis will be presented as a framework for success, a practical step by step guide to assist companies on their journey to gender equity.

 

CGE is poised for a dynamic period of positive change and evolution as we amplify our scale to further turn the dial in WA.

 

Ashley is intent on inspiring and supporting members to create an inclusive and gender diverse culture. She is passionate about sharing personal gender equity journeys and harnessing the influence of our progressive members to advocate for more change across the public and private sectors.

OUR IMPACT

60

MEMBERS

Our members are invited to participate in events where they collaborate in open discussions. 

300,000

EMPLOYEES REPRESENTED

Our organisation represents over 300,000 employees across a vast range of industries across Western Australia.

JULES STANKO

MARKETING AND PROJECT SUPPORT OFFICER

Jules leads the delivery of our exciting annual events schedule and plays a crucial role in shaping CGE's marketing strategy.  

"Passionate advocate of social justice and in particular gender equality, I am very excited to have recently joined Ashley and the team at CEOs for Gender Equity following my extended maternity leave.  Ash and CGE are highly regarded for inspiring leaders to take meaningful action and I knew immediately that this was also my opportunity to help progress gender equity not only across organisations but also hopefully cause that same ripple effect across our whole community.   

 

As a single parent who only recently returned to paid work, I have previously worked in every professional sector, and I believe that I understand first-hand about the challenges we face when it comes to gender equity.  I look forward to working alongside our members and the incredible team at CGE and I am optimistic that together we can all make a genuine difference towards this all-positive change.

 

She's at the forefront of bringing numerous member value initiatives and projects to life. Originally from Slovakia, Jules moved to Kalgoorlie at the age of 12 to pursue the Aussie dream.  

With a stellar career providing executive support to C-Suite leaders, we're thrilled to have Jules on board to elevate our events, marketing, and new projects. 

HENRY COOPER

STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIPS AND ENGAGEMENT MANAGER

Henry is dedicated to supercharging value for CEOs for Gender Equity members by spearheading innovative projects and initiatives, including a job matching program for return-to-work parents. 

“My vision has always been a world where every person, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or creed, has an equal opportunity to thrive and share their unique abilities. Gender equity isn't just a cause to me; it's the foundation for a fair and equitable society, empowering everyone to reach their fullest potential and creating a better, more harmonious world for my daughter and future generations to live in."

If you're a CEO or Head of State in WA, expect to hear from Henry as he contributes to the growth of our remarkable member base. 

Hailing from New York, and from a family of change makers, Henry brings a wealth of lived experience in diversity and inclusion. With a background in youth work, mentoring, and indigenous student support, Henry is ready to help accelerate gender equity in WA.