ACLW Vision - transform, empower, recognise
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Established in 2000, the Australian Centre for Leadership for Women holds a strong position in the landscape of women and leadership in Australia and internationally. The distinctive identity of ACLW has emerged from recognising and enabling diverse women’ leadership, enabling organisations to develop the leadership potential of women, enabling systemic change to address barriers for women, making visible the achievements of primarily female global leaders, in diverse areas including business, education, not-for-profit and government; and ensuring women from marginalised groups are recognised and visibly engaged as leaders.
ACLW advocates and supports NGOs on relevant issues to advance gender equality. It has also done this through research, publications, and developing the capacity of leaders and emerging leaders through coaching and mentoring. ACLW has pioneered national leadership awards for women from diverse backgrounds and recognise women and men who advocate for women in organisations and in the community.
The ACLW name reflects its distinctive identity among national and international virtual organisations for women.

Enabling women to lead and their leadership, valued and advanced by organisations and society

ACLW will achieve this mission by:

TRANSFORM: To identify and address factors constraining women’s leadership and equality in organisations and society

EMPOWER: To empower women to navigate through barriers and to enable organisations and institutions to eliminate systemic barriers impacting on women’s access and opportunity for leadership

RECOGNISE: To recognise the contributions of women and enable their valuing and advancing by rewarding initiatives by women, men and organisations that sustainably enable women’s advancement and equality  

The four key values of ACLW are:

  • Integrity
  • Impact
  • Insight
  • Intrepid


The Australian Centre for Leadership for Women (ACLW) is a Member of the National Women’s Secretariat Equality Rights Alliance. This enables ACLW to have a national voice on women’s affairs both independently and through its membership of Equality Rights Alliance (ERA). ERA is Australia’s largest network advocating for women’s equality, women’s leadership and recognition of women’s diversity. ERA brings together 61 non-government organisations and social enterprises with a focus on the impact of policy or service delivery on women.
ACLW is also a Member of the Australian Gender Equality Council (AGEC) representing over 500,000 women in the workplace.

Independence of ACLW

ACLW will continue its policy of not promoting any individual or organisation for a fee.
The featuring of organisations or external programs at ACLW does not constitute an endorsement for the organisation or program.
Furthermore, ACLW will not sell or disclose contact details of its members to any other parties at any time. 


The Australian Centre for Leadership for Women (ACLW)
PO Box 3144, Minnamurra  NSW 2533 
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  • The Australian Centre for Leadership for Women (ACLW) is open to all to assist women interested in women’s issues and leadership, particularly in Australia. 
  • There are no membership fees to join ACLW.
  • Your details are kept confidential and not sold to any other party.
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