Women discuss rail at an ARA Women in Rail Lunch.
Women in Rail Lunch, Brisbane

2019 International Womens Day Theme #BalanceforBetter - Better the balance, better the world

Date: Tuesday 15 October 2019

Venue: Rydges South Bank, 9 Glenelg Street, South Brisbane

Time: 12.00 to 2.30pm 


  • Chair: Rochelle Reynolds, General Manager Customer Operations, V/Line
  • Keynote address: Renita Garard OAM, Director, PricewaterhouseCoopers; Chairman, Port of Townsville; Director, Queensland Rugby League; Director, Lifetec Australia; Director, 4 Aussie Heroes Foundation
  • Event supporter address: Nick Easy, CEO, Queensland Rail, ARA’s Women in Rail Advocate
  • Benefits of Mentoring: Maria Joyce, Head, Business Planning, BHP; Chair, Women in Mining & Resources Queensland
  • Mentor and Mentee interview: Ilan Sagi, Head of Engineering & Value Creation, ARTC Inland Rail and Amy Clem, Engineer CPB Contractors

The purpose of the event is to promote the value of a gender balanced Australasian rail workforce, acknowledge the challenges that as an industry we need to overcome and foster a culture of appropriately championing women in rail.

Cost (incl GST):

  • ARA Members $105 per person, $1,050 for a table of 10
  • Non-Members $135 per person, $1,350 for a table of 10

Registration: registrations closed midday 7 October

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