TWAL: Promoting our members in a positive way

Just when I think we are making progress in the world, people come along and burst my bubble.  With so much negativity in the world, I am not sure how we have managed to survive. 

Yet, we are surrounded by so much to be positive about. Transport Women Australia Limited has been discussing what members we can nominate for awards, and we are spoiled for choice as we have so many amazing role models in our industry and when you start writing their story, you are humbled by what they have achieved. 

Rising Star of the Year nominee True Sawrey.

Transport Women Australia Limited is proud to have nominated these TWAL members for the Women in Industry Awards: True Sawrey – Rising Star of the Year; Annastasia Denigan – Safety Advocacy Award; Sally Tipping – Industry Advocacy Award; and Frances Ross – Excellence in Transport Award. 

We highlight our members each month in our member spotlight, and we need more members to come forward and share their story. 

We are always looking for ways to promote our members and our industry in a positive way to encourage others to follow us. 

TWAL has also been having meetings with its partners to expand its current initiatives and we will be bringing a Learning Initiatives Breakfast your way real soon. 

TWAL will also be taking its breakfasts to regional areas to bring up to date industry information from our sponsors. 

These breakfasts have been popular wherever they have been held so far and we want to continue them throughout the remainder of the year.

Our website, which I have been promising for so long is finally making real progress. Our YouTube channel is growing as we try to upload more videos, but it is definitely a work in progress. 

We have been having many discussions about the need for a better licensing regime and the movement seems to be getting some traction at last, with industry bodies and other interested parties joining together to continue the conversation. 

We have been having TV and radio interviews with the ABC about the driver shortage and the perceived barriers of entry for women into the industry. 

Women and youth will not solve the driver shortage, so we need to look at other worker streams. We also need to change the way we recruit, offer compromises in shifts, hours, and work really hard to improve the industry image to attract all members of society to take up opportunities within the transport and logistics industry. 

For all Transport Women Australia Limited enquiries, please contact chair@transportwomen.com.au or phone 0417 422 319.

We are about to begin shooting the new season of the Talking Transport Show on Import Export TV.

If you would like to be a guest on the show, have your company featured, or become a sponsor – please contact me at jacquelene@importexporttv.com.

We will be talking about all things transport, taking the opportunity to show our industry in a positive light, feature our role models and showcase the future technologies in trucks and equipment. 

If you have a story to tell, please get in touch. 

  • Jacquelene Brotherton is chair of Transport Women Australia

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