Women in Rail Mentoring Program
We are committed to promoting diversity and increasing female representation at all levels of the rail industry. Our Women in Rail Mentoring Program was established to support, guide and retain women working in rail through a tailored professional and leadership development program.
Female mentees are paired with male or female mentors who can share their own career experiences and offer advice to support the mentee’s career and leadership development. This is a program that has proved popular since its inception in 2019, empowering women to pursue rewarding careers in the industry.
The 2023 program will be delivered in a virtual format.
Applications – mentors and mentees
Be part of a mentoring program designed specifically for gender diversity champions in rail. Whether you are a mentor looking to make a difference or a mentee ready to take your next career step, our mentoring program provides a tailored professional development experience for people passionate about working in rail and making the industry more diverse.
Applications for the 2023 mentoring program open 13 March. The program runs for nine months and will conclude in February 2024.
Applications will be available through the mentoring portal.
What to expect
The program will take place from May 2023 to February 2024. You will need to spend an hour or two every two weeks speaking with your mentor or mentee and following up on any actions you may have agreed to take. You will also need to allocate about 25 hours of your time for training, reading and webinars over the life of the program.
- 13 March 2023 – Applications open
- 23 March 2023 – Program information webinar
- 6 April 2023 – Applications close
- Mid April 2023 – Participants confirmed and program commences
- 2 May 2023 – Program launch webinar
- 4 September 2023 – Program review webinar
- 6 February 2024 – Program concludes
To find out more about mentoring partnership opportunities, please contact ARA General Manager for Events and Partnerships Kassandra Koudelka.