Women in Transport Mentoring Program
The Women in Transport (WiT) program was the first of its kind in Australia back in 2017 and takes a strategic approach to shifting the dial in a sector typically dominated by men.
The WiT Mentoring Program is delivered by the Level Crossing Removal Project as part of the Department of Transport and Planning’s $2 million Women in Transport package of initiatives and business improvements.
About the program
Participating in the Victorian Government’s Women in Transport Mentoring Program is your opportunity to make the transport industry great for women.
The program aims to encourage more women to enter and stay in the transport sector.
Whether mentee or mentor, you will benefit from personal and professional development and contribute to a culture of positive learning that will support the capability of women in transport now and in the future.
The program runs for 6 months and includes multiple networking opportunities, professional development sessions, access to training modules and resources via the mentoring platform, as well as ongoing assistance and guidance to structure mentee-mentor meetings.
Applications for the 2024 WiT Mentoring Program will open on the 4th of March 2024. Start thinking about whether you will apply to be a mentee or maybe you are ready to take the leadership development path and become a mentor.
WiT Mentoring Key Dates 2024
4 March 2024
8 April 2024
Applicants notified of their matches
22 April 2024
Program Launch Event
16 May 2024
Networking / professional development events (various)
Final Program Event
31 October 2024
The program is open to people working in any role in Victoria's transport industry (including any Victorian government department or agency, or private business).
You can apply to be a mentor or mentee, not both. Being a mentor or mentee is a big responsibility, so we encourage people to take on one role only.
Mentors can be at any level – you don’t need to be a senior manager or expert, but you must have upwards of 5 years’ experience in your field.
Mentee participation is open to all women (inclusive of transgender women) and non-binary and gender diverse people.
Mentor participation is open to anyone and we encourage and welcome men as mentors. People from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Experienced guidance and support from within the transport industry, in a structured program
- Learning from industry experts, leaders and peers
- Networking opportunities across different levels, fields and sectors of industry
- Receiving feedback and developmental guidance
- Identifying professional growth and career planning
- Exposure to more professional networks and transport sector colleagues
- Pay it forward by supporting women to advance in their careers and help fill the gap of women in senior positions
- Contribute to a culture supporting the capability of women in transport
- Mutual benefit from personal and professional development
- Develop leadership skills
- Enhanced network of transport sector colleagues
- Stay abreast of emerging issues relevant to the industry
- Further development of mentoring skills such as listening, asking questions, guiding, providing feedback, communication and interpersonal skills
Women in Transport 2023 Mentoring Program Guide – 2024 Program guide is coming soon!
Women in Transport Mentoring Impact Report – the latest program impact report will be released soon!
To learn more about the program or to register your interest please email email@example.com
This program is run by the Level Crossing Removal Project – a project office of Major Transport Infrastructure Authority delivering Victoria's Big Build, on behalf of the Department of Transport and Planning.