ALC launches Moving Women Forward pilot program

By: Jason Whittaker


The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) has launched its Moving Women Forward pilot mentoring program to encourage more women into the

The Australian Logistics Council (ALC) has launched its Moving Women Forward pilot mentoring program to encourage more women into the transport and logistics industry.

The program, which fosters partnerships with women already in the industry, will run over 10 weeks, in which time the participating women will advance their skills and knowledge of transport and logistics.

ALC Program Director Melinda Buker launched the program, saying the ALC is proud to sponsor the program because it will pave the way for greater female involvement in the industry.

"The ALC is excited 22 women, and their organisations, are involved in this pilot to foster greater involvement of women in Transport & Logistics" Buker says.

The number is made up of a diverse amount of companies, which, according to Buker, demonstrates women can, and are, filling a number of important roles in the industry such as network controllers and commercial managers.

"The enthusiasm these organisations are demonstrating by encouraging their female staff to develop their skills and excel will benefit women, not just in their own companies, but the T&L (transport and logistics) industry as a whole," Buker says.

Buker also thanked the Queensland Government for the role it has played in the scheme.
Queensland Transport has provided ongoing support to the ALC as well as partnered with it to implement the Moving Women Forward program.

If successful, the ALC plans to roll out the pilot program nationwide. It is based in south-east Queensland.

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