Women in Transport Mentoring Program

Participating in the Victorian Government’s Women In Transport (WiT) Mentoring Program is your opportunity to make the transport industry great for women.

Applications for the 2022 program have now closed.

Whether mentee or mentor, you will benefit from personal and professional development and contribute to a culture of positive learning that will support the capability of women in transport now and in the future.

The 2022 program is running now until October and includes networking opportunities, professional development sessions, training and resources, as well as ongoing assistance and guidance to structure mentee-mentor meetings.

The program is open to people working in any role in Victoria's transport industry, including any Victorian government department or agency, or private business. You can apply to be a mentor, mentee or both.

Mentee participation is open to all women, inclusive of transgender women, and non-binary and gender diverse people. Mentor participation is open to anyone and we encourage and welcome men as mentors. People from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Mentors can be at any level – you don’t need to be a senior manager or expert, but you must have upwards of five years’ experience in your field.

For detailed information, please read the Women in Transport Mentoring Program Guide 2022 [PDF 712 Kb].

To hear firsthand from past mentors and mentees about their experience with the program, you can watch the recording of our previous online information session below.

To learn about the outcomes achieved from the WiT Mentoring Program, have a read of the latest Women in Transport Mentoring Impact Report, which reflects on the impact achieved 12 months after the program.

Watch the video below to hear from past participants on their experience with the program.

This mentoring program is delivered by the Level Crossing Removal Project as part of the Department of Transport’s $2 million Women in Transport package of initiatives and business improvements. It aims to encourage more women to enter and stay in the transport sector, which supports the Victorian Government’s Gender Equality Strategy.