CDW (Culturally Diverse Women) is a joint venture between MindTribes and Advancing Women in Business & Sport. Co-Founders of CDW are Vick & Div Pillay and Michelle Redfern. CDW was founded in March 2017 to address the significant under-representation of culturally diverse women in senior leadership roles in Australia.
On the 5th of October, 2017 Christine Nixon former Victorian Police Commissioner launched CDW at Melbourne’s Immigration Museum with 90 CALD women who were nominated into the first cohort. These women will support each other to navigate the organisational barriers faced due to their gender and culture.
Nominations opened for CDW cohort 2 in April 2018, with the second cohort commencing in July 2018.
CDW will continue to share key trends and recommendations to both big business and government in an effort to push for inclusion.