Transport Women Australia Limited and Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific are calling for applications for a new round of Driving the Difference scholarships.
The Daimler-backed Driving the Difference initiative enables Transport Women Australia Limited to offer scholarships to six women this year.
First introduced in 2019, the scholarship program was developed by Transport Women Australia Limited and Daimler for women in the transport and logistics industry and those wishing to join.
The scholarships enable women within the transport and logistics industry to undertake a course that will advance their careers or expand their knowledge to enhance their current position or give other women the chance to become part of the industry.
For more information about the program contact Transport Women Australia Limited chair Jacquelene Brotherton via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 0417422319. Applications close on October 29.
Scholarship recipients will be announced on November 16, 2021.
Brotherton says TWAL is delighted to offer six new scholarship as part of the program.
“We are so honoured to be able to join once again with Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific to present the “Driving the Difference” scholarships for the third year, to enhance participation of women in the transport and logistics industry,” said Brotherton.
Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific President and CEO, Daniel Whitehead, says the company is pleased to continue its support of the program.
“The TWAL Driving the Difference scholarship program is a fantastic initiative that Daimler Truck and Bus is proud to back,” Whitehead said.
“Daimler is firmly committed to supporting gender diversity and equitable practices in the trucking and transport industry.”
DTB was the first commercial vehicle manufacturer to be accredited with the Workplace Gender Equality Agency (WGEA) Employer of Choice for Gender Equality (ECOGE) in Australia.
The EOCGE classification is designed to encourage, recognise and promote an active commitment to achieving gender equality in Australian workplaces and is a voluntary leading practice recognition program that is separate to the Equal Opportunity Act.