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In 2021, IPAF started the IPAF Women in Powered Access Initiative, to recognise and celebrate the contributions of women in powered access, as well as outline career pathways for women already in the industry and those looking to enter it.
So far, the working group of international IPAF members has: created profiles of women in many different roles across the sector; hosted the first women in powered access networking event; encouraged more female speakers and attendees to join informative industry events; and set up signposting pages with resources for women in the workplace and their managers. Ongoing projects include a mentoring scheme for women in the industry and scheduling a three-part live webinar series that explores a variety of key topics. The webinars are free to attend and are open to both members and non-members.
The first webinar in the series took place on 20 September 2023, with the theme ‘Women in Leadership’. This webinar was hosted by Ali Moore, an experienced leadership development consultant. The webinar explores what it means to be a woman in leadership and looks at busting the myths behind it. As well as looking at the evolution of the thought ‘act like a man’ and the common situations found in businesses today. The webinar includes a panel session, where Ali asks women in management positions in the powered access industry a series of questions about their experiences and highlights take-aways for aspiring leaders.
Please note: this webinar is available in English only.
- Ali Moore, Leadership Development Consultant, BeMoore
- Debbie Hameetman, Director of People Process and Digital Technology EMEAI, JLG
- Oana Samoila, Key Accounts Sales Manager, AlmaCrawler
- Vicki Allen, Managing Director, International Platforms