National Business Achievement Award for Sydney CEO

The Catholic Education Office (CEO), Sydney has been recognised as a leader in the advancement of women in the workforce.

Coming in as a finalist in the highly-contested annual Equal Opportunity for Women in the Workplace Agency (EOWA) Business Achievement Awards, the CEO was recognised for its program, Leaders for the Future, conducted in 2005-2006.

The program offered teachers under the age of 30 the opportunity to develop their leadership potential and to encourage them to strive for senior leadership roles in Catholic schools.

Executive Director of Schools, Br Kelvin Canavan, said it was a great honour to accept the award.

"The program to date has seen remarkable success, with two of the female participants being appointed to Assistant Principal positions and more than 15 per cent moving into co-ordinator roles," Br Canavan said.

"The program offers women the opportunity to develop leadership skills early in their careers.

"We are looking forward to working with some of these women to continue to develop them into strong, future leaders," he said.

Sydney Catholic School System receives a National Business Achievement Award (CEO Sydney)

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4 Dec 2007