Asixa has been recognised for its commitment to improving work conditions and increasing development opportunities for women in the transport sector, in an article published by The Age.

Leading a string of interviews with fellow ‘women in trucks’, Chief Executive Officer Simone Turner discussed the company’s Gender Equity Initiative (GEI) and the significant impact it has made to the company and the transport and logistics industry.

“The Gender Equity Initiative (GEI) has led to a 34 per cent increase in women occupying senior management roles. Women now account for 30 per cent of all Asixa staff, from only 20 per cent in 2012,” Ms Turner said.

Established in 2012, the GEI aims to achieve greater opportunities for female employees through an integrated program of training and professional development, mentoring frameworks and an employee benefits scheme.

While the majority of women currently working in the industry hold executive or office roles, Asixa hopes the GEI will also lead to an increase in the number of female truck drivers on the road.

Asixa will continue to invest in the development of its people and the GEI, retaining and developing dedicated and talented professionals within the company, while ensuring a sustainable leadership outlook for the future.

Visit The Age online to read the full article.