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Women in Transport program

The Women in Transport program is a $1.1 million package of initiatives and business improvements to encourage more women to enter and stay in the transport sector.

Supporting the Victorian Government's Gender Equality Strategy, the Women in Transport program aims to increase the number of women working in the sector from 16 per cent to 25 per cent by 2020. 

The program includes:

  • scholarships for women to enter transport-related university degrees
  • focus on increasing the number of women graduates, apprentices, trainees and cadets across our transport infrastructure projects
  • targets set for percentage of women in senior roles and leadership development programs across the transport sector
  • gender ethical procurement policy for major transport contracts including organisations, suppliers and agencies.

This is complemented by other government initiatives including the mandate that no less than 50 per cent of all paid government boards and Victorian court appointments will be women.

The Women in Transport program will break down barriers and engage more women in transport by supporting them at different stages in their career.

The Women in Transport program was announced at a morning tea to celebrate the significant contribution of the women already working in the industry. Watch the announcement below.

Read the Celebrating Women in Transport video transcript

Many of the measures being taken through the Women in Transport program are being replicated across different industries to support the professional development of women across the career lifecycle.

To find out more about what the government is doing to support gender equality, visit the Women Victoria website.

For more information about the Women in Transport program, contact Celia Pollard.

Page last reviewed on 21 March 2017

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