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Women in Road Freight Industry

The Queensland Trucking Association (QTA) Ltd is a leading supporter of programs and initiatives which promote gender diversity in the Road Freight/Trucking Industry. At 8.9 percent workforce participation for women currently (2012), QTA Ltd realises the importance of attracting and retaining a diverse industry workforce.

Below is a list of programs and initiatives QTA Ltd supports.

QTA International Women's Day Annual 'Women in Transport and Logistics' Breakfast Event

The QTA Ltd 'Women in Road Transport' International Women's Day Breakfast (IWD) is an annual event first started in 2012 to celebrate the achievements of women in the road transport/trucking industry, and held in the week leading up to 'International Women's Day' on the 8th March each year.  This event is keenly anticipated each year by women and men within the transport and logistics sector.  

QTA remain the only industry Association to hold an IWD event recognising the role women play in the transport and logistics industry.  2017 will see our first event to be held in Townsville.  See the Events Page for the next Function.

This event is an opportunity for women in our industry to network with their peers, to learn from the experience of others and to participate in discussion not just on the existing importance of women to the functioning of the freight task but to consider opportunities onward and upward in our ever changing industry.

The event is not exclusively for women and the Association encourages men and women in leadership positions to bring to the event those women in your business who are supporting and contributing to your success.

Transport Women Australia Limited

Transport Women Australia Ltd (TWAL) was formed in 1999 by an enthusiastic group of women involved in various capacities within the Road Transport/Trucking Industry.

These women shared a commen view, that women in all modes of the transport industry could benefit from a national independent organisation that focused on the support of women and the concept of dealing with industry issues from the perspective of women.

TWAL is now the leading organisation representing women in the transport industry and has formed relationships with many other like minded groups on both a National and International level.

TWAL members are from a diverse range of backgrounds and covers all modes of transport - road, rail, maritime and air.

TWAL have achieved a lot since formation, from providing scholarships for industry entrants to conducting industry research about social and economic viability.

Visit Transport Women Australia Limited for more information and to find out more about becoming a member of TWAL.

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