LEONDA by the Yarra in the inner Melbourne suburb of Hawthorn provided an attractive setting for the 2017 Women in Logistics Lunch.
Organised by the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia, the event attracted a broad cross-section of people from the private and public sectors and an interesting collection of speakers.
SCLAA national chair, Amanda O’Brien delivered the welcome followed by the opening address from Victorian Transport Association chief executive Peter Anderson.
Mr Anderson reflected on the differing attitudes to female quotas, while hesitating to come down in favour of one side or another.
But he did not the importance of getting more women into the logistics sector, one that still has something of a skew towards the blokes.
Lunch followed, a delicious choice of Hunter eye fillet or pan seared barramundi, followed by presentations from Leadership Management Australia head of group operations Lydia Kendray, independent consultant Erica Gilcrist and Air Commodore Christine Tolson, the Airforce director general logistics.
All speakers provided insights from their working lives and the benefits of bringing in more women to the logistics sector.