As we are well into the first month of 2022 it is difficult to do so with a huge amount of optimism. After the past two years of lockdowns, being isolated, divided and unable to travel it is difficult to imagine a return to any type of normal in the short term.
It has been another year of unprecedented unrest and turmoil, not only for our industry but our country and the world.
October was a rather busy month for Transport Women Australia Limited even though we had to again postpone our Driving the Difference Conference, the new dates are June 3-5, 2022.
The Transport Women Australia Limited Creating Connections mentoring programme has been operating since March 2020 with numerous pairings of mentors and mentees.
Now that lockdowns are over, hopefully we can get back to having our borders open and life can get back to as normal as possible.
I was not going to do another column about Covid and all its implications, however, I am sure everyone is feeling the same effects of lethargy and depression and is so over the snap seven-day lockdown which is now into 60-plus days in Victoria, as I am.
With all the debate and divisiveness that is going on around the country within our own industry and the community in general, we need to start to pull together to get our country moving and get our economy back on track.
So much can happen in two weeks: the Transport Women Australia Limited, Wodonga TAFE, Volvo Group Australia initiative – Women Driving Transport Careers has been named a finalist in the Victorian Training Awards – Industry Collaboration Award category, with the winner to be announced on October 16.
Isn’t it amazing sometimes when a door slams shut behind you, it propels you into a world of amazing opportunity.
I’ve noticed that my columns lately have been depressing and melancholy, a little like me, so I’ve given myself an upper cut, figuratively not literally, and decided that I must make things more upbeat – I’m hoping I can make that happen.