NSW Ports marks International Women’s Day 2022 | NSW Ports
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NSW Ports marks International Women’s Day 2022

NSW Ports marks International Women’s Day 2022

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2022, NSW Ports CEO Marika Calfas spoke about building resilience and diversity at the Supply Chain & Logistics Association of Australia #IWD breakfast in NSW Parliament. 


Gender balance is not only a social issue but an economic one as well. Diversity makes our workplaces and industry stronger and better equipped to provide the skills and services on which all Australians rely. Covid has highlighted the critical importance of freight, ports, and shipping to our daily lives. This also presents an opportunity to attract new talent and build greater diversity across all sections of our industry. 
NSW Ports proudly supports these efforts to build greater diversity and inclusion, which is why we’ve also joined the 'Wayfinder: Supply Chain Careers for Women' initiative with the goal of encouraging more women to join the supply chain into the workforce, and to promote career opportunities for women in the industry. 
Wayfinder’s digital Supply Chain Career Map highlights more than 150 supply chain logistics roles in 18 sectors, allowing teachers, recruiters and talent to understand career opportunities. Their website (wayfinder.org.au) outlines more about their fantastic work. 
The theme of this year’s International Women’s Day was #BreakTheBias. Ensuring women can join any workforce and pursue whichever career they so choose is one way we can all respond to this call to action. 
As Marika says: “We need talent in our industry and if we are not attracting women, then the pool we are drawing from is only half the size it could otherwise be.”