Brittany Gibson, Stevedore at DP World Australia's Brisbane Terminal presented at the Brisbane luncheon for Wayfinder: Supply Chain Careers for Women.
The luncheon was held on Wednesday 31 May, at the Rydges South Bank Brisbane, as part of a new initiative to increase awareness of the diverse opportunities that exist across the supply chain and logistics industry.
Attended by DP World Australia company representatives, industry and interested community members, the luncheon was a forum to hear talented and dynamic women from the industry talk about their career stories.
Britt spoke at the event about her personal journey, experiences and top tips for working in the logistics and supply chain industry.
She shared that attitude and effort has played a significant role in getting her to where she is today; playing in the Australian Football League Women’s (AFLW) Brisbane Lions team and working as a stevedore at DP World Australia.
Britt joined DP World Australia’s Brisbane team at the beginning of 2016 as a supplementary stevedore.
She said of herself and her colleagues who were inducted in the same period, “We’re still going strong after 18 months ago that we started.”
“I love going to work, and the people I work for. If you have the right attitude, it doesn’t matter what environment you’re in,” Britt said.
“I absolutely love my job and I can see, hopefully, a great career path happening.”
Set to join the North Melbourne Tasmanian Kangaroos for their inaugural season in 2019, Britt has accepted an offer from DP World Australia for a transfer to their Melbourne Terminal, and has said she is really looking forward to the challenge of a new role and workplace.
Other speakers at the Wayfinder event included: Bennett Ebel, Head of HR – Supply Chain, Coca-Cola Amatil; Lara Azavedo, Manufacturing Manager (Richlands Production Site), Coca-Cola Amatil; and Sandra Corowa, Brisbane Regional Distribution Transport Manager, Woolworths.
Wayfinder: Supply Chain Careers for Women is an initiative aiming to increase the number of women in supply chain education, training, jobs and careers. Developed by the Centre for Supply Chain and Logistics at Deakin University in conjunction with Wayfinder industry sponsors, the program links industry with community through a number of initiatives including a national series of “industry meets community” luncheons and the development of a comprehensive career map.
DP World Australia is a proud founding sponsor of Wayfinder.