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Raising the profile 
of women in the automotive industry

About Women in Automotive

Women in Automotive (WinA) was established in 1999 by the Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce (VACC). It works to provide a place for women working across the automotive industry to network, feel supported and grow. 

To this day, WinA's priority is to raise the profile of women at all levels and sectors of the industry, along with providing mentoring and scholarship opportunities for women to advance their careers. 

 

To find out more about Women in Automotive, watch this short video below and visit our Charter.

 

WinA aims to celebrate, educate and give a voice to the women in our industry. We would be delighted to receive your application to join WinA - membership is free.

WinA is proudly supported by the

Victorian Automotive Chamber of Commerce (VACC),

who provides resources and secretariat facilities 

to allow WinA to continue its important work. 

Women in Automotive social media

  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Instagram

Women in Automotive Charter

  1. To raise the profile of women and recognise them as an integral part of the automotive industry

  2. To advocate for, and encourage, reasonable and flexible work arrangements

  3. To assist industry to attract women into their workplaces

  4. To be the voice for all women in the industry

  5. To encourage diversity of women regarding age, ethnicity, race and religion across the industry

  6. To provide open communication, networking and mentoring within the industry

  7. To provide a forum to enhance skills and education, by encouraging tailor-made courses for women within the industry

  8. To provide a forum that recognises the different needs of women within the industry

  9. To provide a forum to open the lines of communication between Members

  10. To enhance the overall image of the automotive industry, and to promote it as an industry open to customers and job seekers, regardless of gender

  11. To provide a forum to encourage, inspire and raise the self-esteem of women and their business partners within the industry

  12. To provide a forum where the concerns of Members can be discussed openly, and to contribute to VACC policy development

  13. To raise awareness in the community of rewarding employment opportunities in the industry.

Women in Automotive Associations

WinA is proud to announce its membership to the Australian Gender Equality Council (AGEC).

AGEC is Australia’s first independent, national body dedicated to driving gender equality. It is committed to creating the same rights and opportunities for women when it comes to pay, superannuation, the workplace, and society.

The members of WinA form part of AGEC’s member network of over 500,000 women and girls. Working together, we aim to drive a cultural shift in Australia’s attitudes towards gender equality through national campaigns, underpinned by rigorous empirical research.

There are still significant inequalities in Australia despite both the suffragette movement and the Women’s Liberation Movement of the 1970s. AGEC, with our help, aims to resolve these inequalities:

  • Women still receive on average 23% less remuneration than men

  • 1 in 2 women are discriminated against at work for being mothers

  • Girls receive 27% less pocket money than boys

  • 1 in 5 women experience sexual violence after the age of 15

  • Women are retiring on 42% less superannuation than men.

We are so proud to announce our new position as an AGEC member, and cannot wait to assist in delivering AGEC's values to women working across all sectors and levels of automotive.

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