Queensland based, Followmont Transport held an event promoting gender diversity and the significant contribution women make to Australian road transport.
“This event was created to allow networking opportunities for likeminded individuals and organisations as well as celebrate those driving change within our industry. It is about recognizing the great people that make a difference and having a proactive and positive approach to embrace and encourage equality within our industry.” says Followmont Transport, CEO and Managing Director, Mark Tobin.
“The transport industry is traditionally seen as a male dominant one and something which is close to my own heart is finding opportunities of growth for my people, despite gender, age or race.”
“Rather than seeing diversity as something to be feared, it should be something that we embrace. We should be looking for opportunities to break down barriers and create new possibilities for our nation,” Tobin continues.
The event was hosted at Volvo Group Australia’s Wacol, Qld headquarters with a strict COVID safe regime in place. Queensland transport industry stalwart Roz Shaw addressed attendees as the key note speaker. A panel discussion featuring Roz Shaw, Mark Tobin, Lauren Downs, VP UD Trucks and Julie Russell, Director Russell Transport, also took place fielding questions from attendees.
To raise awareness on the open road Followmont Transport also took the opportunity to unveil “Pinky” a distinctive pink themed UD Quon 6×4 rigid dedicated to promoting diversity in the transport industry.