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, postal and warehousing industry – and the figure is only getting worse.

The industry also has one of the lowest rates of female representation in the country and is traditionally a male-dominated field.

With International Women’s Day having taken place on March 8, CouriersPlease said women had been instrumental to the rapid growth they’d achieved over the last 12 months.

CouriersPlease Chief Transformation Officer Jessica Ip, who oversees the IT department, was responsible for the company’s new returns solution – dubbed Boomerang – which provides consumers with a service to have online returns collected from home.

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