Women in Leadership celebrates women in Western Sydney doing amazing things in leadership and industry. We align this event with International Women’s Day on the 8th of March each year.

The CBCC is dedicated to advocating for gender equity and fairness in business, commerce and opportunity, and our annual Women in Leadership event invites local women leaders to speak on their own experiences and advice on continuing blazing a trail towards equality.

In the spirit of the Canterbury Bankstown Chamber, this event embodies our values of togetherness, collaboration, perseverance and success.

Women in Leadership Event

CBCC Women in Leadership 2023


CBCC Women in Leadership 2023 Event saw over 400 business and community leaders come together to be inspired by the achievements of women leaders in the last year.

We thank Special Guest Mark Coure MP for joining us, who highlighted the impact that women leaders make in our community.

Moderated by Antoinette Khalil, the Women’s Committee Chair, our panelists shared ways in which motivation, experience, and confidence can empower community leaders. We thank our panelists, Leila and Daniel Abdullah, and Professor Clare Pollock, Demi Stefanova, and Petra Geara Fagerstrom Esq, for joining our event.

With the support of our enthusiastic community, we aim to become a place that will #embraceequity.


Watch Our 2023 Video

Join us as we highlight the inspiring speeches, engaging panel discussions, and valuable networking opportunities that took place during this memorable event.

We are proud to be committed to empowering women in Western Sydney and look forward to continuing to drive positive change in our community.


CBCC Women in Leadership 2022


CBCC’s Women in Leadership 2022 was a triumphant return to our annual Women in Leadership event. Over 300 business leaders from South West Sydney gathered to celebrate the achievements of women and discuss how we can #breakthebias.

Led by our Women’s Committee Chair, Antoinette Khalil, our expert panel discussed women’s roles in society and how we can encourage women to take leadership roles in society. We thank Superintendent Danielle Emerton, Nancy Youssef, Steve Vassallo, and Tracy Minett for joining our panel event and sharing their viewpoint.

Together, we are building a vibrant and flourishing community through business leadership. Let’s #BreaktheBias together.

Collectively we can all #BreakTheBias.


Watch Our 2022 Video


Last year despite COVID-19 we were able to deliver this important inaugural event…eventually. We chose to challenge the resilience of our members and they rose to the challenge. Thank you to our Sponsors, Lee Winston – our fiercely funny moderator.

Support Our Initiative

By standing together, we join our voices in advocating for the most important and pressing issues to large stages like the various levels of government that we otherwise would not be able to achieve alone.

Our mission to support women’s rights in Canterbury Bankstown can always use your support, whether by sponsoring our annual Women in Leadership event, joining the CBCC, participating in our Taskforce, or putting your name down as a potential speaker and advocate.

We are always open to hearing from you!

CBCC Women in Leadership 2021