Making a difference

Instead of providing a premium gift to attendees at the 2016 100 Women of Influence Awards, Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand gave all attendees the opportunity to donate $5 to one of three chosen charities. Event attendees were given a $5 sticker to indicate which charity they would like to donate to.

Thank you to all those who took the time to choose your charity on the night. Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand are very pleased to confirm they will be donating the following amounts to each organisation.

National Breast Cancer Foundation – 123 people donated a total of $615

White Ribbon Australia – 147 people donated a total of $735

Indigenous Literacy Foundation – 169 people donated a total of $845

Explore our interactive database

Explore our interactive database of the full list of this year’s 100 women making a difference in fields ranging from business through to culture.

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2016 100 Women of Influence

From the mines to the swimming pool, from the stage to the board room, Australia’s next generation of influencers are changing the world.

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Advocacy the key to good marketing

Businesses that rely on stereotypes and fail to grasp the nuances of selling to a female audience are missing out on the most lucrative emerging market in the world, industry professionals warn.

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White bread performance won’t cut the mustard

Researchers at US website Polygraph matched every line from 8,000 films to an actor to determine how many films are about men, how many are gender or culturally diverse, and whether era or box-office revenue makes a difference.

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Getting in the door is the first step

Walking on a beach in South Africa not all that many years ago, Annalise Law was daydreaming of Richard Branson and that strangest of birds, the guinea fowl.


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Proactive procurement key to boosting diversity

Introducing diversity into an organisation’s supply chain has traditionally been viewed as a tokenistic task and too difficult to execute.

Ann Sherry AO named 2015 Woman of Influence

Ann Sherry AO, former prison social worker who rose to head a major cruise ship line, has been named Australia’s most influential woman.

The Australian Financial Review and Westpac 100 Women of Influence for 2015 announced

Catherine Crock is a Melbourne children’s cancer physician. But it’s her work commissioning and curating new music compositions to help calm young patients and their families in operating theatres and waiting rooms across the country