AWARD-WINNING: Roz Shaw from the Hawkins Group with Cathy Miller from the Office for Women. Roz won the inaugural Woman in Transport Award at the QTA Awards. Photo: Chris Smith
AWARD-WINNING: Roz Shaw from the Hawkins Group with Cathy Miller from the Office for Women. Roz won the inaugural Woman in Transport Award at the QTA Awards. Photo: Chris Smith

Moving forward with ‘woman power

Anything is possible and that is the catchcry for women working in the predominantly male-dominated transport sector.

Women have always been represented working in transport, as some of the best owners, managers and employees and this is something that needs to be celebrated.

The Queensland Trucking Association Ltd (QTA) is celebrating women in the industry by holding an inaugural event to celebrate 2012 International Women's Day.

"This industry has dedicated and admirable women in key positions from senior management to driving vehicles and everything in between," said Lisa Acret, membership service manager at QTA. She said the involvement of women in the industry is often hidden and it is time to change this trend and that's why the industry is encouraged to attend.

QTA is inviting women and men from throughout the trucking/freight distribution industry with an interest in the significant contribution that women make in the industry, from top end management to drivers, to attend. "You are invited to network with the association's members, sponsors and industry partners and be involved in a panel discussion on How Gender Diversity is Moving the Industry Forward," Lisa said.

The event is themed Women in Road Transport: Everything is Possible and is planned for March 7, at the Brisbane Golf Club, Yeerongpilly at 7am.

The event will be held in conjunction with the Qld Office for Women (Queensland Department of Communities), Transport Women Australia Ltd and Transform (Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads).

For more information, please contact the Lisa Acret, membership service manager at QTA Ltd on 07 3394 4388 or email lisa@qta.com.au

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