Countdown to WCEI hosting the 2024 FCEM World Congress, Sydney!


Women Chiefs of Enterprises International (Australia) (WCEI) is an Australian not-for-profit organisation with numerous international links as an affiliate member of Femmes chefs d'entreprises mondiales (FCEM).

Members of WCEI discover the rich legacy of uniting visionary women, where a vibrant community fosters support and camaraderie. WCEI members experience numerous benefits, with the most cherished being an extraordinary network of peers and connections. These invaluable relationships often evolve into remarkable friendships, spanning across Australia and the globe.

A note from the National President

WCEI brings together dynamic and vibrant entrepreneurial women and business leaders, fostering strong connections and enduring friendships as well as business outcomes.

Through a calendar of events and activities designed to motivate, we share our experiences, support and inspire each other. We recognise and celebrate excellence and achievements and mentor one another through challenges and tough times.

Since being founded in 1985 in Australia, WCEI has cultivated local, national and international networks. We are part of the global Femmes Chefs d’Entreprises Mondiales (FCEM) community. This international focus has meant that over the past several years we have held joint forums with The International Alliance for Women (TIAW), the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) in the US and developed and delivered a mentoring program for entrepreneurial women in the Indian Ocean alongside our sister organisations, Association Mauricienne des Femmes chefs d'Entreprises (AMFCE).

We welcome women from across Australia to explore our invitation-only membership.

Andrea Plawutsky
WCEI National President



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WCEI events are held regularly around Australia and we also participate in a range of international events and educational opportunities with partner organisations.

Don’t miss the fabulous and exciting functions held in your State, other States and other countries. They are opportunities to grow your business, meet like-minded women and make meaningful life-long connections.

WCEI Tasmania President’s Luncheon

July 18 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
WCEI Tasmania President’s Luncheon We are delighted to extend our warmest invitation to the in...

 Cyber Security or Insecurity – The Increasing Threat

July 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
 Cyber Security or Insecurity – The Increasing Threat Come join your NSW WCEI group for a ver...

Women in Wealth – WCEI QLD’s Industry Spotlight Event

July 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Women in Wealth – WCEI QLD’s Industry Spotlight Event oin us for a twilight high tea at ...

WCEI Queensland – Jean Paul Gaultier’s Fashion Freak Show

September 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
WCEI Queensland – Jean Paul Gaultier’s Fashion Freak Show “Eccentric, scandalous, prov...

Queensland Ballet Coco Chanel Experience

October 9 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Queensland Ballet Coco Chanel Experience WCEI EXCLUSIVE – Queensland Ballet’s Coco Chanel Prima ...

WCEI Queensland – The Moreton Club Luncheon Series & President’s Luncheon

October 10 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
WCEI Queensland – The Moreton Club Luncheon Series & President’s Luncheon Please joi...

FCEM World Congress Sydney: 23 – 25 October 2024

October 23 @ 9:00 am - October 25 @ 10:00 pm
FCEM World Congress Sydney: 23 – 25 October 2024 As the FCEM affiliate for Australia, Women Ch...

Recent Media and Videos

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2023 FCEM World Congress Paris Interview

An Evening with Queensland Ballet – 9 February 2024

Queensland Christmas Party 2023

Brisbane Portrait Prize 2023 – WCEI Preview and Luncheon – 29 September 2023

Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO) Behind the Scenes with WCEI – 27 September 2023

It’s Sky High – Celebrating Women in Aviation and Aerospace – Friday 4th August, 2023

Creating Connections – Event in partnership with Brisbane Festival and Hanworth House – 21 May 2023

WCEI TAS: Estate Planning and Networking – 9 May 2023

WCEI Queensland: President’s Luncheon – 27 April 2023

WCEI QLD – FareShare Dinner – 19 May 2022

WCEI QLD Exclusive Gold Coast Luncheon and Gallery Tour at HOTA, Home of the Arts

WCEI Conversations: Jen Hutchison – Journey to Self

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WCEI TAS – Women in Wine – A Panel of Female Winemakers

WCEI QLD – Champagne Tasting with Bernadette O’Shea

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WCEI Evening with FCEM World President Marie Christine Oghly

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WCEI QLD – International Women’s Day Soiree

Becoming A Member

Membership by Nomination and Invitation


Membership is by invitation only. Proposed new members must be nominated by a current WCEI member and approved by their relevant resident State or Territory member committee.

If you are interested in membership, please reach out and we can provide you with further details.

Our Partners

WCEI is connected globally

FCEM Paris Congress

WCEI Australia is affiliated with the international network known as Les Femmes Chefs d’Enterprises Mondiales (FCEM) and is also affiliated with or holds membership with a number of international organisations which share our beliefs, values and passions.

We also participate in a range of events and educational opportunities with partner organisations as well as holding regular events around Australia.

WCEI National Head Office

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