After two Covid-enforced postponements, Transport Women Australia Limited’s (TWAL) Driving the Difference 2022 conference certainly packed all the punches, with a fascinating blend of inspiring and empowering speakers taking the stage across the weekend.
Well, the election is over, and the Transport Women Australia Limited Conference is almost here. The first one will have an impact on our lives for the next few years, be it positive or negative but our aim is for the conference to have a positive effect, not only for the weekend but for the future, both personally and professionally.
Celebrating 30 years of Big Rigs Newspaper! Wow! what amazing stories we have seen through the years and how the world has changed. We could never have imagined in 1992, what we would have gone through in the last two years or how industry would have changed or indeed, our everyday lives.
Hazel Whitmore, of Whitmore Buslines has been awarded the 2021 Trish Pickering Memorial Award – awarded to a female in the transport industry who has contributed over a prolonged period of time and has been dedicated to the improvement of the industry.
Transport Women Australia Limited (TWAL) and Daimler Truck and Bus Australia Pacific have announced the winners of the 2021 Driving the Difference scholarships.
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.
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.
The year is half over, and we are still enduring lockdowns, businesses are being forced to close with little warning and reopen with restrictions, so many of them not reopening at all.
In the past few weeks I have been able to fly to Sydney to present about ‘Women Breaking Glass Ceilings in Transport Operations’, then go home to central western NSW to visit family and manage to fit in a meeting with the remarkable Sally Tipping of Dubbo.
Isn’t it sad that we think we have things so bad, when we have all the essentials of life like food, clothing and shelter, and most of us have a job to go to even if we don’t love it?