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 2024 WiT Mentoring Program will open on the 4th of March 2024. Start thinking about whether you will apply to be a mentee or maybe you are ready to take the leadership development path and become a mentor.

WiT Mentoring Key Dates 2024

Applications open 4 March 2024
Applications close 8 April 2024
Applicants notified of their matches 22 April 2024
Program Launch Event 16 May 2024
Networking / professional development events (various)May-Nov 2024
Final Program Event31 October 2024

WiT Mentoring Program 2023 statistics

  • Applications - 628 total completed applications received of which 541 applications were able to be matched (279 Mentees and 262 Mentor applications)
  • 67+ Employer organisations represented
  • 2023 offered eight events (face to face and virtual) with 922 attendees to date (as of October 2023)
    • 3 large face-to-face program events (May, August, November)
    • 3 dedicated face-to-face networking events
    • 2 online professional development events

The program typically runs from May until November and includes various networking opportunities, professional development sessions, training and resources, as well as ongoing assistance and guidance to structure mentee-mentor meetings.

Whether mentee or mentor, through the WiT Mentoring program, you can 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 program is open to people working in any role in Victoria's transport industry, including any Victorian government department or agency, or private business. We encourage you to apply next year (2024) to be either a mentor or a mentee (not both).

Being a mentee

  • Mentee participation is open to all women, inclusive of transgender women, and non-binary and gender diverse people.
  • Case studies will be available soon!

Being a mentor

  • Mentor participation is open to anyone and we encourage and welcome men as mentors.
  • People from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Mentors can be at any level – you don’t need to be a senior manager or expert, but you must have over five years experience in your field.
  • Case studies will be available soon!

For detailed information, please read the Women in Transport Mentoring Program Guide 2023

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

Women in Transport Mentoring Program Guide 2023
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This mentoring program is delivered by the Level Crossing Removal Project as part of the Department of Transport and Planning’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(opens in a new window).