Sharing Stories and Taking Action

On Friday, 16 November 2018, Customer Central facilitated a workshop, 'Sharing Stories and Taking Action: Women in Leadership in Transport'. The session created a safe and supportive space for 40 women and men across the Transport cluster to promote intergenerational leadership and make commitments on development opportunities and gender equity.

Gender Equity was a key focus of the session and the group identified a number of opportunities for leaders across the business to support and accelerate the leadership journey for women across Transport.

Participants ranged from cadets to Executive Directors, and everyone made new connections and shared stories about their personal career experiences and aspirations. Success stories within Transport were celebrated and provided great inspiration for all attendees.

The event was co-designed by a diverse group of women across TfNSW and sponsored by Becky Wood.

Becky said, ' I'm thrilled that what began as a call to action from Australian Rail Association (ARA) looking for stories that reflect the breadth of experience of women in rail, morphed into a call to action for my peers to listen, support and develop the next generation of leaders. It's important we maintain momentum and continue to create opportunities for women to have a voice and set strategic direction in Transport. We know we can't achieve Equity without involving supportive male leaders too as sponsors, mentors and enablers of talented women and welcome anyone keen to be a champion in this space'.

There was strong vocal recognition by the cohort to keep the workshops running and include a wider group, so keep an eye out for future events – all welcome!

On Friday, 16 November 2018, Customer Central facilitated a workshop, 'Sharing Stories and Taking Action: Women in Leadership in Transport'. The session created a safe and supportive space for 40 women and men across the Transport cluster to promote intergenerational leadership and make commitments on development opportunities and gender equity.

Gender Equity was a key focus of the session and the group identified a number of opportunities for leaders across the business to support and accelerate the leadership journey for women across Transport.

Participants ranged from cadets to Executive Directors, and everyone made new connections and shared stories about their personal career experiences and aspirations. Success stories within Transport were celebrated and provided great inspiration for all attendees.

The event was co-designed by a diverse group of women across TfNSW and sponsored by Becky Wood.

Becky said, ' I'm thrilled that what began as a call to action from Australian Rail Association (ARA) looking for stories that reflect the breadth of experience of women in rail, morphed into a call to action for my peers to listen, support and develop the next generation of leaders. It's important we maintain momentum and continue to create opportunities for women to have a voice and set strategic direction in Transport. We know we can't achieve Equity without involving supportive male leaders too as sponsors, mentors and enablers of talented women and welcome anyone keen to be a champion in this space'.

There was strong vocal recognition by the cohort to keep the workshops running and include a wider group, so keep an eye out for future events – all welcome!