The Victorian Transport Association (VTA) will hold its Annual Women’s Lunch on Friday April 14 at Showtime Events Centre, featuring several speakers including Rio Olympic Chef de Mission, Kitty Chiller.
It says the lunch is a great opportunity to reflect on how industry can better support women in transport, and the VTA encourages businesses send their staff to hear from an informative line-up of speakers as it will soon open registrations for the event.
The VTA adds it wishes to acknowledge International Women’s Day and raise awareness on the need to build gender equality around the world by eliminating bias, stereotypes, and discrimination.
It has taken positive steps to attract and retain women in the transport industry, evidenced by the significant results from its Women in Transport Program being delivered in partnership with the Victorian Department of Transport and Planning.
More than half of participants to date are women and women aged over 45, with more than 60 women trained and placed with transport companies and having the capabilities and confidence to start their long-term careers in industry.
It says International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate the ongoing achievements of inclusion, awareness, and the advancement of women, noting industry will continue to drive positive outcomes to meet the challenge of empowering women in communities to achieve equality, parity, and improving women’s rights.
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