Driving Gender Equality at Transport

Welcome to the Transport Women in Leadership Site. This is a space for you to find information, tools and resources about gender equality, and collaborate and connect with other people across the cluster.

For information about our commitment to driving gender equality, key programs and initiatives and our discussion board, you can visit the pages under 'Key Information'. For upcoming events, announcements and articles of interest, check out the 'What's New' board below.

This page is for you, so we encourage you to share your suggestions for what you would like to see more of on the discussion board.

Inclusion and Diversity Team

Welcome to the Transport Women in Leadership Site. This is a space for you to find information, tools and resources about gender equality, and collaborate and connect with other people across the cluster.

For information about our commitment to driving gender equality, key programs and initiatives and our discussion board, you can visit the pages under 'Key Information'. For upcoming events, announcements and articles of interest, check out the 'What's New' board below.

This page is for you, so we encourage you to share your suggestions for what you would like to see more of on the discussion board.

Inclusion and Diversity Team

  • If home is not a safe place

    16 days ago

    One tragic consequence of the COVID-19 lockdown has been an increase in incidences of domestic and family violence and abuse in Australia.

    In this vodcast, our Secretary Rodd Staples, talks with two external experts about why domestic and family violence and abuse is a workplace issue. They explore the signs to look out for and what leaders can do to support people impacted by domestic and family violence and abuse.

    Warning: please note that this vodcast includes discussion of themes and issues that may be triggering for some listeners. For additional information and resources, please visit 'Support for domestic family violence and abuse' on the Staywell Hub. For support, call 1800 RESPECT or in an emergency call 000.


    One tragic consequence of the COVID-19 lockdown has been an increase in incidences of domestic and family violence and abuse in Australia.

    In this vodcast, our Secretary Rodd Staples, talks with two external experts about why domestic and family violence and abuse is a workplace issue. They explore the signs to look out for and what leaders can do to support people impacted by domestic and family violence and abuse.

    Warning: please note that this vodcast includes discussion of themes and issues that may be triggering for some listeners. For additional information and resources, please visit 'Support for domestic family violence and abuse' on the Staywell Hub. For support, call 1800 RESPECT or in an emergency call 000.


  • Women in Industry Awards

    16 days ago
    Don't miss your chance to nominate yourself or a colleague in the 2020 Women in Industry Awards! Each year the awards recognise the outstanding contributions of women working in the mining, transport, engineering and manufacturing sectors. Help us celebrate Australian women who are thriving and excelling in their chosen fields, and contributing to the growth and cultures of male-dominated industries. Nominations close Friday 3 July https://go.pardot.com/webmail/401112/1332990218/666f135ace8b3eae4523a7d48f5e1bf5c907f16bf8aefbdbce00f34e93d7c3c3


    Don't miss your chance to nominate yourself or a colleague in the 2020 Women in Industry Awards! Each year the awards recognise the outstanding contributions of women working in the mining, transport, engineering and manufacturing sectors. Help us celebrate Australian women who are thriving and excelling in their chosen fields, and contributing to the growth and cultures of male-dominated industries. Nominations close Friday 3 July https://go.pardot.com/webmail/401112/1332990218/666f135ace8b3eae4523a7d48f5e1bf5c907f16bf8aefbdbce00f34e93d7c3c3


  • Delivering a virtual Acknowledgement of Country

    about 2 months ago

    With more employees working flexibly and joining online meetings from various locations, it’s important we continue to recognise and pay respects to the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which attendees meet. Here are some ways to deliver an Acknowledgement of Country at the beginning of a meeting, speech or formal event that takes place online.

    https://www.linkedin.com/posts/nsw-public-service-commission_delivering-an-acknowledgement-of-country-activity-6663683957915295744-Kpqf

    With more employees working flexibly and joining online meetings from various locations, it’s important we continue to recognise and pay respects to the Traditional Custodians of the lands on which attendees meet. Here are some ways to deliver an Acknowledgement of Country at the beginning of a meeting, speech or formal event that takes place online.

    https://www.linkedin.com/posts/nsw-public-service-commission_delivering-an-acknowledgement-of-country-activity-6663683957915295744-Kpqf

  • Have you joined the WiSE Network?

    about 2 months ago

    At Transport, we are committed to increasing the representation of females working in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Construction (STEMC). We are working to improve attraction and retention of women of STEMC and building the pipeline for women in STEMC from students through to our future leaders. The Women in STEMC Employment (WiSE) Cluster Network is a foundation for this work.

    Why you should join the WiSE Network
    • Connect and network with other members of the Network from across the cluster
    • Volunteer for outreach activities with local schools and universities
    • Be visible and build your profile as a women in STEMC
    • Be involved in a movement to drive change

    Click on this link to find out more and join the network.

    At Transport, we are committed to increasing the representation of females working in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Construction (STEMC). We are working to improve attraction and retention of women of STEMC and building the pipeline for women in STEMC from students through to our future leaders. The Women in STEMC Employment (WiSE) Cluster Network is a foundation for this work.

    Why you should join the WiSE Network
    • Connect and network with other members of the Network from across the cluster
    • Volunteer for outreach activities with local schools and universities
    • Be visible and build your profile as a women in STEMC
    • Be involved in a movement to drive change

    Click on this link to find out more and join the network.

  • Make your voice count during Covid-19 - Families in Australia survey

    about 2 months ago

    Calling all people of Transport: share your experiences of hashtagCOVID-19. Help paint the picture of how Australia's families are adapting to the pandemic. Tell us how the pandemic has affected your life, your family, your relationships. Make your voice count. Do the survey today! hashtagFamiliesinAustraliaSurvey hashtagfamilies hashtagfamily hashtagcoronavirus hashtagsurvey hashtagresearch hashtagCOVID19

    Calling all people of Transport: share your experiences of hashtagCOVID-19. Help paint the picture of how Australia's families are adapting to the pandemic. Tell us how the pandemic has affected your life, your family, your relationships. Make your voice count. Do the survey today! hashtagFamiliesinAustraliaSurvey hashtagfamilies hashtagfamily hashtagcoronavirus hashtagsurvey hashtagresearch hashtagCOVID19

  • Safety After Dark Innovation Challenge

    2 months ago

    This year, the Transport Digital Accelerator is running the Safety After Dark Innovation Challenge, an initiative focused on safety for women travelling in Sydney at night. The Innovation Challenge is a call to start-ups and innovators to collaborate with Transport for NSW. Safety After Dark will open its doors to the start-up community to partner on finding ways to create a city with safer mobility for women at night. At the launch event, participants received a defined challenge statement and everything they need to apply, including knowledge and awareness of key challenges and opportunities.

    Learn about the challenge, what’s on offer, and how you can be involved by contacting the
    Digital Accelerator.

    This year, the Transport Digital Accelerator is running the Safety After Dark Innovation Challenge, an initiative focused on safety for women travelling in Sydney at night. The Innovation Challenge is a call to start-ups and innovators to collaborate with Transport for NSW. Safety After Dark will open its doors to the start-up community to partner on finding ways to create a city with safer mobility for women at night. At the launch event, participants received a defined challenge statement and everything they need to apply, including knowledge and awareness of key challenges and opportunities.

    Learn about the challenge, what’s on offer, and how you can be involved by contacting the
    Digital Accelerator.

  • Welcome to 100 of our diverse new graduates, scholars and cadets

    2 months ago

    This year, we’ve welcomed over 100 new graduates, cadets and scholars from disciplines such as business, information technology and engineering – our next generation of innovative thinkers, problem solvers and game-changers. Check out the video to meet our diverse group of new recruits and find out what our entry level programs are all about.

    This year, we’ve welcomed over 100 new graduates, cadets and scholars from disciplines such as business, information technology and engineering – our next generation of innovative thinkers, problem solvers and game-changers. Check out the video to meet our diverse group of new recruits and find out what our entry level programs are all about.

  • Flex Empowerment Series

    2 months ago

    Join our fourth and final webinar in our Flex Empowerment Series on avoiding the Flextraps: How to 'nudge the grudge' in flexible working tomorrow, Thursday 30 April at 10am – 10:45am. You can register here for the session. You’ll learn about why workplace grudges or barriers manifest in virtual and flexible teams, and practical strategies for overcoming them to optimise performance outcomes. Be quick to register! You can also watch all the playbacks of all webinars on Stay Informed.

    Join our fourth and final webinar in our Flex Empowerment Series on avoiding the Flextraps: How to 'nudge the grudge' in flexible working tomorrow, Thursday 30 April at 10am – 10:45am. You can register here for the session. You’ll learn about why workplace grudges or barriers manifest in virtual and flexible teams, and practical strategies for overcoming them to optimise performance outcomes. Be quick to register! You can also watch all the playbacks of all webinars on Stay Informed.

  • Joy in the Juggle: Your vision for family life in lockdown

    2 months ago

  • Celebrating International Women's Day 2020

    4 months ago

    Across Transport, we’ve been holding events to support International Women’s Day (IWD) and discuss what we – both as individuals and as an organisation – need to do to forge a gender equal world.

    On 5 March, around 700 of our people attended a Transport IWD event at the International Convention Centre for a stimulating morning of networking, keynote addresses, videos and discussions.

    The event included an engaging presentation from Australian journalist and author, Annabel Crabb, who argued that gender equity cannot be achieved until men are as free to leave the workplace (when their lives demand it) as women...

    Across Transport, we’ve been holding events to support International Women’s Day (IWD) and discuss what we – both as individuals and as an organisation – need to do to forge a gender equal world.

    On 5 March, around 700 of our people attended a Transport IWD event at the International Convention Centre for a stimulating morning of networking, keynote addresses, videos and discussions.

    The event included an engaging presentation from Australian journalist and author, Annabel Crabb, who argued that gender equity cannot be achieved until men are as free to leave the workplace (when their lives demand it) as women are to enter it. Find out more in her Quarterly Essay.

    See the highlights … and spread the word

    Watch the videos from the Sydney event, reflect on what their messages mean for you, and share them with your colleagues across Transport.


    See all the colour and energy of the event, summed up in 90 seconds.

    We've got incredible women doing incredible things, right across Transport.


    Kirsten Watson, our Chief People Officer, talks about our Executive leadership team’s commitment to gender equality, about the progress we’ve made at Transport on equality and inclusion, and our priorities for the future.


    Peter Church, Head of Rail Delivery hosts a panel discussion with Tara McCarthy, Deputy Secretary for Safety Environment and Regulation, John Dinan, Executive Director of Community and Place with Regional and Outer Metropolitan, and Samiha Najem, Associate Director for System Integrity at Sydney Trains.


    Secretary, Rodd Staples, closes the event with a personal reflection about the value of listening to the insights of women at Transport as part of his role in the Male Champions of Change Program, and a call to action to everyone to speak up to support change.

    Four incredible women share their stories about what it’s like to be a woman working at Transport.

    Related links

    Donate to Empower Hour and change a woman's life.

    Join the WiSE Network to support women working in STEMC.

    Meet some more incredible Transport women.