Moving women forward

Women in T&L will receive a boost with the launch of Moving Women Forward, a pilot mentoring program, launched this week by the Australian Logistics Council (ALC), announced Melinda Buker, ALC program director.

“The ALC is excited twenty two women, and their organisations, are involved in this pilot to foster greater involvement of women in Transport & Logistics” Ms Buker said.

“For many years it has been identified there is a real need for more participation of women in Transport and Logistics industries.  This is a practical program to foster a partnership with females already in the industry and to pave the way for more to follow. The ALC is proud to have sponsored this important pilot program.

“The women in the pilot program represent a diverse range of organisations both big and small and show women can, and are, filling any role T&L, from Network Controllers to Commercial Managers. 

“The enthusiasm these organisations are demonstrating by encouraging their female staff to develop their skills and excel will benefit women, not just in their own companies, but the T&L industry as a whole. 

 “Over ten weeks these T&L professionals will take part in the My Mentor – Challenging Women To Step-up program to advance their skills and knowledge,” said Ms Buker.

Following the pilot, which is based in SE Queensland the ALC will examine the opportunity to rollout Moving Women Forward to the rest of the nation.

“In particular, I would like to thank Queensland Transport for their continued and on-going support of the program in partnering ALC to deliver Moving Women Forward,” Ms Buker said.

Shown in the photo are some of the pilot group of participants:

Ashley McNamara – Veolia, Candice Croft – BlueScope Steel Logistics, Kate Loughlin –Kagan, Julia Baker and Victoria O’Rourke- Port of Brisbane Corporation, Chelsea Black – OBM, Merry Manton – SIMON National Carriers, Tracey Thompson – Green Bins, Lei-lani Horner – Patrick Port Services, Donna Stacey -Aviation Australia, Susan Byrne – Distinctive Business Solutions, Muriel Pronk – Dangerous Goods Logistics, Miranda Blogg – QLD Uni, Jan Pattison – QLD Trucking Association, Fiona Lu and Jenny Allsop – Queensland Rail, Paula Harrison – EnviroCom Australia, Clare Little, Lois Barker, and Karinne Logan – Boeing Services Australia. Caroline Chudasko of Mannway Logistics (not pictured) is completing the pilot program remotely. Front of picture is Maureen Frank, creator of My Mentor.


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