The Brisbane Truck Show is just around the corner and the Transport Women Australia Limited (TWAL) breakfast has already exceeded the number for 2021 and has reached capacity so we have extended into a larger room. Get your tickets now via this link.
Our vice chair Coralie Chapman is so happy because I challenged her that she would not beat 2021 by 20 per cent and she has definitely exceeded that, so but that is what I would call a win-win situation.
There is so much to see and do over the Brisbane Truck Show and TWAL gold partners from Prime Creative Media and Australian Truck Radio will have stands to be on hand to entertain you.
Our foundation business partners NTI and Volvo as well as many other TWAL sponsors will be there, so make sure to give them a shout and check out their displays over the weekend. Coralie loves BTS and catching up with everybody so if you see her running around, make sure you say hi.
Brisbane Truck Show (May 18-21) is always a highlight of the trucking calendar where people can catch up with their mates, plus look at new equipment and technologies and really get down to have a wonderful time. I have not been to one for many years, but I remember the energy that is always produced by just having the industry altogether in such a such a great venue; with such a large amount of great equipment on show and everybody coming in determined to enjoy themselves and look at what the industry had to offer.
I have just spent a weekend in Adelaide as part of the National Rural Women’s Coalition (NRWC) board planning strategy weekend, it is the first face to face meeting since TWAL joined the board. As the NRWC treasurer, it was great to see the amazing work the organisation does for women living in rural, regional, and remote (RRR) Australia; being from regional Australia it was something close to my heart especially as my family still resides in rural and regional Australia.
The NRWC consists of The Australian Local Government Women’s Association (ALGWA), Australian Women in Agriculture Ltd (AWiA), Women in Seafood Australasia, National Rural Health Alliance and TWAL.
TWAL is appearing at a number of schools and over the next few weeks, we will be at the Greater Western Sydney Careers Market on May 24-25 and will have several representatives there, so please call in at our stand and check out what is happening. We would love to talk to you.
We are also at the Victorian Transport Infrastructure Conference in Melbourne in June. We have entered out six of our members in the Women in Industry Awards in June, so we are looking forward to some success at those awards.
At CeMAT on July 26 we have a session on the main platform which will be made talking about sustainable companies with a sustainable workforce, we will also have a panellist on a recruitment panel which will be Kat Attana and also holding our own event during the day of the 26th which will be with industry speakers and panellists in our own breakout room.
Then we have the Transport Women Unite Red Ball and Dream Maker Award in Alice Springs at the Festival of Transport and Hall of Fame Reunion, we look forward to seeing you there.
- Jacquelene Brotherton is the chair of TWAL.