The International Women’s Day-themed episode features Beth Jones, transport manager at T Alun Jones, Courtney Sertdemir, talent acquisition manager at Australia Post Group, Angie Daugherty, general manager at United Road Towing and Fiona McDonagh, membership manager at la Ara Aotearoa Transporting New Zealand, who share their experience in an industry that is considered a male-dominated.
Heather Waters, campaign leader at Teletrac Navman, said: “It’s wonderful to shine a light on women from all corners of the world who champion diversity, fairness, and inclusivity.
“I had the opportunity to interview a couple of the ladies, and I was blown away and feel personally inspired by their enthusiasm and can-do attitude. They are excellent role models for women looking at a career in transport.
“As a business that is committed to breaking the bias and as part of this special episode of Going the extra mile, Teletrac Navman has donated $3,000 to Catalyst, a global non-profit working with companies around the world to build workplaces that work for women.
“Catalyst is a brilliant resource for gender, leadership, and inclusive talent management. It does great work in increasing the representation of women in leadership and promoting equal access to career opportunities.”
Launched in April 2021, Going the extra mile started as a campaign to recognise and reward hidden heroes within the transport and logistics industry who had gone above and beyond to ensure operations continued to run smoothly during the pandemic.
Sonya Byers, chief executive officer (CEO) of Women in Transport, a network made up of 900 women and men from across the industry, said: “This International Women's Day, just like Teletrac Navman, Women in Transport is reflecting on its commitment to Break the Bias by providing women in the transport sector with a supportive and nurturing network that collectively has the power to drive positive change.”
The shortlist has been announced for this year's Barbara Cox Woman of the Year Award, which recognises inspirational female leaders in the automotive industry.
The winner will be announced tomorrow (March 8) at the next ‘Women with Drive’ event organised by Cox Automotive to celebrate International Women’s Day.