The shortage of good people with the right skills is a constant and increasing challenge for Australian transport and logistics. Part of the solution will be to attract, retain and build the capability of women in our industry.
CILTA (the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport Australia) is committed to helping individuals build their own capability and helping organisations support them in doing this in practical and cost-effective ways. In particular, CILTA offers the Women Moving Forward mentoring program throughout Australia.
The WMF program is now the most successful of its type for Australian T&L and over 450 women have graduated to date. It incorporates a high quality, self-paced and cost-effective mentoring program, targeting the retention and development of women. It identifies what women want in their personal and professional lives and helps get them there. It is open for all women in T&L, undertaking any role, in any region, in any T&L company.
It is an eighteen-week program that covers twelve modules via a virtual mentor kit and seven facilitated teleconferences. It is based on the Emberim