Women in Transport – the Degenderising Debate – Increasing the Talent Pool in Transport & Logisitics

A REMINDER the Discussions for Increasing the Talent Pool in Transport & Logistics is on in about a weeks time. The industry is poised to increase and the Hunter will NOT be delivering if we do not address the current crisis in recruitment and retention of personnel within the industry.

Of particular concern is the lack of retention of women within the industry and the continuing decline of interest to address how we can encourage and improve the industry within our region.

For Recent Media around the Event  – Click Here

We invite you to support and engage in the discussions on this topic through your attendance to the event as per below.

Please see below our latest event held in partnership with CILT to review and address the issues currently facing the Logistics & Transport Industry. We invite you to attend lunch and a panel discussion as per below – please note ALL RSVP’s must be made as per the link below.

Are you a Woman in the Logistics and Transport Industry, we would love to know more about your experiences.
Regards – Race

Increasing the talent pool in Logistics and Transport
Thursday 8th September – Panel Luncheon Function

Thursday 8th September

12:00pm – 2.00pm

Main Lounge
Newcastle Club
40 Newcomen St Newcastle

Guests & Non Members $80.00

Includes main course, cheese platters and drinks (beer, wine, soft drink, tea and coffee)

Strict Business attire (no denim, T-shirts or joggers)

Please join the members of The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Hunter Section and Women’s Network (Hunter NSW) for an engaging and thought provoking luncheon.

The main theme to be explored is how can we increase the talent pool for the Logistics and Transport industries by “degenderizing” the workforce. It is predicted there will be a 26% increase in the demand for logistics and transport professionals over the next 5 years. There is no way this increase can be met while the logistics and transport industry continues to be seen as a male dominated industry.

A panel of industry professionals will provide unique insights into how the Logistics and Transport industries can tackle this serious problem and identify the impediments to change

Jenny Aitchison MP – Member for Maitland, Shadow Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault, Shadow Minister for Small Business with a long involvement in Logistics and Transport through the bus and coach industry

Tony McGrath – Owner of McGrath Newcastle with an extensive history in all aspects of Logistics and Transport

Ashanti Kruger – Managing Director of Hunter Cargo and Customs involved with import/export Logistics and Transport

David Franze – Director at Intent Recruitment with extensive involvement with HR and recruitment in Logistics and Transport

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has a long proud history of over 100 years and 80 years in Australia. There are over 30,000 members around the globe and growing.

CILT is an organisation focussed on improving logistics and transport and more specifically improving the professionalism of those working in the industry. It provides opportunities to share knowledge and ideas and promote both individual and industry development.

The Women’s Network (Hunter NSW) is non party political and aims to provide a supportive, educative forum where women can
· participate in informed discussion about current issues
· have the opportunity to meet other informed women
· help to increase the number of women in decision making roles in the community and at all levels of government


Kind regards,
Race Barstow
Womens’ Network Hunter (NSW)
0413 270 033

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