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Chief Executive Women founded in 1985, represents Australia’s most senior women leaders from the corporate, public service, academic and not-for-profit sectors.

The CEW Gender Diversity Kit . is a diagnostic tool that enables leaders to gather facts about the gender balance within their own organisations. CEW spent over two years creating this kit with input from CEOs, boards, government agencies and academia. The CEW Kit was the initial inspiration for creating this Diversity Advantage Toolkit.

The Kit has been used by over 100 organisations. Many saw that the kit could be enormously valuable to small to medium sized companies, and as a result, CEW is now making the kit available online free of charge.

The most recent edition of the kit has been updated with new references and additional data. However, the underlying structure and content of the document remains the same as the original version, reflecting that the key elements for attracting and retaining female talent have not changed.

The CEW Toolkit compliments The Workplace Gender Equality Agency’s (WGEA) gender equality tools that include tools to assist analysis of:
  • Gender composition of the workforce
  • Gender pay equity
  • Workplace flexibility
  • Employee consultation and
  • Australian Census of Women in Leadership.
Additional valuable resources are accessible from WGEA’s Academic research hub

Women in the Science Research Workforce: Identifying and Sustaining the Diversity Advantage, was funded as an ARC Linkage project 2011-2014 (LP110200480).
Project Cis were Professor Sharon Bell and Professor Lyn Yates. The project was hosted by the University of Melbourne.