Women Moving Australia
Women Moving Australia – September 2015
While it may be common to see men flying helicopters, driving trains and fixing aircraft, it’s less likely you’ll find women in these roles. That’s just one of the reasons we are excited to introduce these three women – all of whom have established themselves in the transport and logistics industry. Not only that, all three of them are playing a role in upskilling the next generation of workers in their chosen sectors.
Jan Becker is the CEO and Director of Becker Helicopter Services on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. When she’s not busy driving the strategic goals of the company, overseeing regulatory and compliance issues and managing systems and finances to ensure the company’s fleet of 18 helicopters can stay in the air, she’s delivering the most precious thing of all…babies. Read all about Jan’s extraordinary life here.
The work Rachel Bacon does as a licenced aircraft maintenance engineer for Qantas ensures thousands of people each and every day make it to their destinations or home to their loved ones safely. And when that’s all done, you’ll find her enjoying a cup of tea and a good book or having a well-earned nana nap. Find out more about Rachel in her full profile here.
Vicky Kent is a true-trailblazer in the rail industry. At the age of 29 she became one of Perth’s first female train drivers. She has since gone on to carve out an incredible career path in the rail sector, now working for Rio Tinto Iron Ore Railways Division as a Supervisor in Training Logistics. Her ultimate goal is to take the knowledge and skills she has gathered and run free development seminars for young women, open a school and provide VET training in Cambodia. To learn more about Vicky’s 16 year career in rail, click here.