Empowering women in the rail industry

25 Jan 2024

The Australasian Railway Association (ARA) has opened its 2024 Women in Rail Mentoring program.

Female rail professionals looking for tailored career development guidance are encouraged to apply to the ARA’s 2024 Women in Rail Mentoring program.

Participants will be paired with male or female mentors from a pool of leading rail organisations including Alstom, Rio Tinto, Downer and Sydney Trains. Mentees will get to spend up to two hours every week gaining advice and support from their mentor as well as 25 hours of training, reading and webinars.

The program, to be delivered virtually, is part of the ARA’s Women in Rail Strategy.

“Diversity in the workplace drives improved performance, innovation and better solutions. Our vision is for an inclusive and diverse rail industry that is seen as an employer of choice for women,” ARA CEO Caroline Wilkie said. 

“We are committed to fostering equality of opportunity for women in the rail sector by empowering women at every level of the industry.” 

The ARA has also developed a Gender Diversity Resources Guide for rail organisations who are seeking support and guidance around what steps to take and what resources are available to support a gender inclusive workplace. 

Applications for the Women in Rail Mentoring Program close on 8 March. You can find out more about the program here http://tinyurl.com/4sb4zmf5