Transport giant Linfox has announce it has  joined  Transport Women Australia Limited (TWAL) as a gold partner to support its commitment to provide an inclusive, safe and diverse workplace where people can bring their whole selves to work.

Linfox Australia and NZ CEO Mark Mazurek said women have traditionally been underrepresented in the transport and logistics industry, particularly in operational roles.

“We are committed to sustainable change through partnerships, education and training,” Mazurek said.

“We are proud of the progress we have made, but recognise that we still have a long way to go before we achieve the diverse and inclusive workplace we aspire to,” he said.

“We continue to roll out unconscious bias and diversity and inclusion modules in our leadership training programs. We have also established reference groups and mentoring programs dedicated to influencing positive change.

“We are serious about improving our female participation rate through increased opportunities and training and we are taking real steps to effect sustainable change.”

Linfox says it will partner with TWAL to provide mentoring, host networking events and contribute to government relations and advocacy activities.

TWAL chair Jacquelene Brotherton said Transport Women Australia Limited is delighted for Linfox to join as a Gold Partner.

“We welcome the opportunity to strengthen the bond between our organisations and the benefits it will bring to both,” said Jacquelene Brotherton.

“Linfox has long supported increasing female participation in the transport industry,” she said.

“We look forward to the opportunity to strengthen our leadership support and the additional benefits this partnership will bring to our advocacy for industry diversity and inclusion,” she added.

Transport Women Australia Limited says it is an independent, national organisation to support women in the road transport industry and represents women from diverse backgrounds, working in all modes of transport, including road, rail, maritime and air.

TWAL says it supports women in transport by providing scholarships and mentoring, hosting conferences and events, and conducting government relations, advocacy, and industry research.

Linfox says it is committed to providing an inclusive, safe and diverse workplace where people feel valued regardless of age, disability, gender, religion, race, culture, marital status, sexual orientation or background and that it continues to strengthen alliances with its partners to increase female participation:

Linfox says Mark Mazurek, joined the Champions of Change Coalition on behalf of Linfox, which is an organisation endeavouring to engage leaders to help achieve gender equality and a significant and sustainable increase in the representation of women in leadership.

Linfox is also a partner of Wayfinder which is involved in  supply chain careers for women and is a member of the Diversity Council Australia, which is a not-for-profit peak body leading diversity and inclusion in the workplace and  is a Gold Member of the National Association of Women in Operations