Today, TWA hosted our second Wellbeing Event entitled “Take a Deep Breath”. This session aimed to support the physical and mental wellbeing for tradeswomen and apprentices affected by COVID. Many apprentices and tradeswomen have been affected by a range of personal and work issues due to the pandemic. Employment, financial…
It’s about starting from a place of shared values, and understanding that bias is a human condition, rather than a character flaw. Confronting bias is a tricky thing, On the other hand, by ignoring the problematic nature of a statement (or glossing over it), we are letting her unconscious bias…
Studies show that well-managed diverse groups outperform homogeneous ones and are more committed, have higher collective intelligence, and are better at making decisions and solving problems. But research also shows that bias prevention programs rarely deliver unless the skills learned are practiced. So how can you, as an individual leader, make sure your team is including and making the most of diverse voices?
Completely eradicating bias and prejudice is impossible, but you can change certain behaviours to be more open and empathetic. If you are interested in being less biased–there is good news and bad news.
We reflect back on this week’s World Youth Skills Day, in recognition of the importance in equipping young females with employability skills, as well as the crucial role of skilled tradeswomen in addressing current and future skills challenges within male dominated industries. This year the celebration occurred within a challenging…
Join us for our automotive industry round table session as we work through the challenges facing the automotive trade to help increase diversity, positive mental health and workplace culture.
Fiona McDonald, Managing Director of Tradeswomen Australia today called for all political parties, government agencies, and industry bodies to forge new positive approaches towards the engagement of women in trades to pro-actively facilitate and support women’s pathway into the male-dominated trades sector.
In line with the phenomenal work that Tradeswomen Australia have paved in the advocacy of young women into non-traditional roles, The Department of Education and Training’s Head Start program is fostering and mentoring young women who have dared to leap into these non-traditional jobs.
Managing Director of Tradeswomen Australia, Fiona McDonald said the reforms, outlined by the Prime Minister Scott Morrison today at the National Press Club, could lead to generational change and end the national embedded discrimination against women in the trades area which starts at the career advice and apprenticeship level.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a tradesperson or someone who is responsible for tradespeople, you must identify and manage work health and safety risks including the exposure to COVID-19. Simple hygiene practices can go a long way in preventing the stead of the virus.