Emberin seeks to spark T&L women


Perram-Fisk leads firm addressing gender imbalance in the Australian industry

Emberin seeks to spark T&L women
Emberin seeks to spark T&L women

By Ruza Zivkusic-Aftasi | August 14, 2013

A mentoring program for women in the transport and logistics industry hopes to address gender imbalance in Australia.

Emberin, which is made up of diversity experts who work with listed companies and government bodies, will hold a new 12-week mentoring venture next year called Ignite – Transport and Logistics Supply Chain.

Aimed at teaching women how to become better industry leaders, the program is made up of 12 modules and concentrates on improving female promotion and retention rates.

Emberin Managing Director Louise Perram-Fisk, who has previously worked for the Department of Transport and Main Roads in Queensland and has extensive experience in the transport industry, says the transport and supply chain is critical to many industries but has too few women.

"This is about industries becoming aware that women are an important and integral part of the workforce," Perram-Fisk says.

"This program will be about supporting those women through a 12-week program to help equip them to push up through the ranks and to understand quite clearly what their career paths can be and how they can achieve those career goals."

More than 13,000 women have completed a previous course called My Mentor, which has a similar concept to Ignite but is aimed at different sectors.

"The results of that program have been astounding," Perram-Fisk says.

"In some instances more than 40 percent of women in the first six months have increased role responsibility or function after doing the program.

"Women always tell us their empowerment has increased, and that’s not women becoming loud and noisy in everybody’s face but being clear about their goals and focus and what they seeking from their career."

The program will start next February with enrolments open in November.

For more information contact Emberin on 1800 306 698.

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