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The CEO Race
Our major annual fundraising and awareness raising event sees business leaders compete against each to raise both money to tackle domestic violence and awareness of the issue within their organisation or workplace. The event commences during Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Month and ends on White Ribbon Day in November.
The Race, is an exclusive competition where CEO’s, senior business executives and prominent community and business leaders compete against each other across 6 months to promote awareness of domestic violence and its impact on the community – and while doing so raise funds to support the work of Australia’s CEO Challenge.
We are pleased to introduce you to our five Racers for 2017:
You can support the events and activities that will be hosted by our Racers, and their fundraising efforts by keeping an eye on The CEO Race website.
HOW IT WORKS
– Challengers can use the time, resources and ideas of their team, staff and other stakeholders.
– Challengers are free to choose any awareness and fundraising ideas, so long as they are ethical and legal.
– Challengers can call on the team at Australia’s CEO Challenge and past Challengers to get ideas and support.
– Challengers can use our fundraising website and create their own page for simple and effective online fundraising.
WHY TAKE PART IN THE RACE?
– Every week in Australia, two family members, including children, are killed by loved ones. This is your chance to contribute to the positive work of Australia’s CEO Challenge, who form valuable connections between businesses and refuges and assist to make the workplace aware of the effects of domestic and family violence.
– Two thirds of Australian women who report violence by a current partner are in paid employment. You can make a difference in your workplace through policy, programs and partnership.
– Domestic and family violence is estimated to cost the Australian economy is $14 billion annually. The direct costs to employers is over $1.5 billion per year.
HOW WILL YOUR WORKPLACE & COMMUNITY BENEFIT?
– Increased awareness about Domestic Violence, where to get help and how to take action.
– Engage employees with volunteering, collections, donations, awareness and education.
– A community engaged in leading the way in speaking out against violence and letting everyone know that your organisation promotes safety at home and safety at work.
HOW WILL FUNDS RAISED BE INVESTED BY AUSTRALIA’S CEO CHALLENGE?
Increased capacity to support Business to Refuge Partnerships
Providing a Business to Refuge resource to facilitate direct frontline support to refuges and prevention services through the business sector.
Continued awareness raising and advocacy strategies
Driving social change through targeted advocacy to advance domestic and family violence prevention.
Development of additional Workplace Recognise, Respond and Refer responses
To develop new tools and resources to assist workplaces with tailored training specific to their sector and industry.