AUSTRALIA: New pilot focusing on women in logistics

Women involved in the transport and logistics industries will receive a boost with the pilot mentoring programme, Moving Women Forward, launched last month by the AustralianLogistics Council (ALC). "The ALC is excited that twenty two women, and their organisations, are involved in this pilot to foster greater involvement of women in Transport& Logistics" said Melinda […]


Women involved in the transport and logistics industries will receive a boost with the pilot mentoring programme, Moving Women Forward, launched last month by the AustralianLogistics Council (ALC).

"The ALC is excited that twenty two women, and their organisations, are involved in this pilot to foster greater involvement of women in Transport& Logistics" said Melinda Buker, ALCprogramme director.

She added that for many years there has been a real need for more participation of women in transport and logistics industries. "Th is is a practical programme to foster a partnership with females already in the industry and to pave the way for more to follow."

"The women in the pilot programme 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&Lindustry as a whole.

The pilot will take place over ten weeks during which time the T&L professionals will take part in the My Mentor ¨C Challenging Women To Step-up programme to advance their skills and knowledge, according to Buker.