- What is the Women in Road Safety Network?
- How do I join the WiRSN?
- Meet the WiRSN Committee
- WiRSN Events Calendar for 2024
After the success of the Career Pathways for Women in Road Safety project, the Australasian College of Road Safety has decided to create a permanent Women in Road Safety Network (WiRSN).
What is the Women in Road Safety Network?
The Women in Road Safety Network (WiRSN) is one of the Australasian College of Road Safety (ACRS) Networks that is dedicated to empower, advocate, and support women in road safety. The road safety sector has been male-dominated, and women have faced challenges related to under-representation. Gender bias, both explicit and implicit, can affect hiring decisions, networking, promotions, and opportunities for career advancement. Addressing these biases and promoting diversity and inclusion can help mitigate these challenges. Our focus is to provide opportunities for women (and female-identifying) members to connect and network within government, industry, and academia. The WiRSN welcomes ACRS members who would like to support the Network.
The WiRSN provides opportunities to connect and network with road safety professionals to share and collaborate on ideas, to learn about new career pathways or career advancements, webinars and pre-conference workshops, and to celebrate successes and share journeys in road safety.
The scope of WiRSN is to:
- Establish a connected network of women in road safety;
- Provide opportunities to learn and network from one another via presentations, webinars, and other events organised by the WIRSN;
- Empower women in road safety via advocating for change;
- Support women in advancing their career in road safety; and
- Provide a voice for women.
How do I join the Women in Road Safety Network?
I am a member of the ACRS
Members can log into the ACRS website and edit your Profile – scroll down until you find the question ‘Would you like to join the WiRSN?’ and select ‘Yes’. Once added, you will receive all WiRSN communications and be eligible to attend any WiRSN event. You can view a PDF of more detailed instructions here.
I am not a member of the ACRS
Meet the Women in Road Safety Network Committee
Dr Oleksandra MolloyChair firstname.lastname@example.org
Gemma DioniDeputy Chair email@example.com
Fiona FrostEvents Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org
Tracey NorbergCommittee Member email@example.com
Nicola HopmanCommittee Member firstname.lastname@example.org
A/Prof Sjaan KoppelCommittee Member email@example.com
Philippa RobertsonCommittee Member firstname.lastname@example.org
Andrea Hamilton-VaughanCommittee Member email@example.com
Tasha PrabhakarCommittee Member firstname.lastname@example.org
Annie PeoplesCommittee Member email@example.com
Hanna WatlingCommittee Member firstname.lastname@example.org
Kathryn CollierCommittee Member email@example.com
Lisa WundersitzCommittee Member firstname.lastname@example.org
Renata GomezCommittee Member email@example.com
Teresa BurnettCommittee Member firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris HarrisonCommittee Member email@example.com
Teresa WilliamsCommittee Member firstname.lastname@example.org
Women in Road Safety Network Events Calendar
The WiRSN will cover topics such as leadership, professional development, skills development, career journeys, and any other areas of interest to women (and female-identifying) members that may reflect the nature of their work and operating environment in the area of road safety.
|8 March 2024
|Launch of the WiRSN: International Women's Day Event
If you would like to speak or know someone who would be willing to speak at our events, or if you have an idea for a focus topic you’d like to be discussed – we would love to hear from you. Please contact us via email@example.com.