Monthly Archives: March 2021

Women take the lead in warehouses, transport and post

Girl power is taking over an Australian delivery company in an industry first. CouriersPlease has made leaps and bounds for gender equality by achieving a 50 per cent female senior management team and a 54 per cent rate of female support office employees. Only 21 per cent of females represent similar positions in the transport, […]

Keen to boost profitability and innovation? Survey says women hold the key

By Murray Vitlich, CEO, Coates Hire Hiring more women in the workplace is not just about ticking the diversity box for a company. Research clearly shows that having a diverse workforce provides measurable benefits to any business, particularly when it comes to profitability. One study of 1,700 companies across the globe found that those with […]

Victoria’s Chief Engineer joins ARRB

The Australian Road Research Board (ARRB) has announced the appointment of Victoria’s first Chief Engineer, Dr Collette Burke, to work at the organisation. Dr Burke is now ARRB’s National Inception Leader for the Road Asset Performance Team, based in its Melbourne head office. The Road Asset Performance team specialises in asset management, data collection and […]

New CEO appointed to DHL’s digital freight platform

Dr. Antje Huber is now the Chief Executive Officer of DHL’s digital freight platform Saloodo! with plans to further expand its international presence. “I’m delighted that we’ve been able to win Antje Huber as CEO for Saloodo! and secure her proven expertise in international expansion strategies and digital technology projects. Through her work on the […]

Hannah Hughes named WiTA Driver of the Year

McColl’s Transport DG road train driver Hannah Hughes has come out on top, winning the inaugural Women in Trucking Australia (WiTA) Driver of the Year Award. The award was initiated by WiTA to commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8, and was open to all working female truckies. Based in Perth, Hughes works for McColl’s […]

Electricity could be the future of cleaning industrial wastewater

A little-known process for cleaning toxic wastewater could be the key to more efficient plant management. Electrochemical oxidation involves treating wastewater with electricity using specialised electrodes. Discharged electricity drives oxidation reactions near the electrode surfaces, transforming the organic contaminants into harmless gasses, ions or minerals. A team of engineers at the University of Sydney, led […]

Inclusion in an evolving industry

With AOG Energy just around the corner, the exhibition is highlighting how the job market in 2021 will be different. The Diversity & Inclusion Breakfast will start this conversation, with focus on why everyone entering the workforce deserves a fair chance. The 2020 workforce reductions have caused a knowledge drain and impacted the older workforce […]

Weir Minerals to sponsor 2021 Women in Industry Awards

Women in Industry is pleased to welcome Weir Minerals as a sponsor for the 2021 Women in Industry Awards. The company will sponsor the Excellence in Mining category. Weir Minerals is a global leader in the provision of mill circuit technology and services, as well as the market leader in slurry handling equipment and associated […]

Introducing Women in Industry Awards ambassador, Rachael Ashfield

Women in Industry is thrilled to introduce its 2021 Ambassador, Rachael Ashfield. Marketing Manager at ifm efector, Rachael has been progressing her career steadily; moving from Executive Assistant to Marketing Assistant, and now leading the department. In 2020, Rachael was nominated by her colleagues for the Business Development Success of the Year category, and subsequently […]