Women Leading program promotes emerging female leaders


Ventia’s flagship program Women Leading offers our emerging female leaders the opportunity to take a critical look at their career, leadership and strengths.

Our women explore the skills required to lead, thrive, influence, negotiate and navigate career opportunities.

Cultivating existing talent

The program is a leader-nominated program and flows from our succession and talent planning process.

Delivered over five months, it includes four full day workshops, three one-on-one personal coaching sessions and content and collaboration through a virtual workplace community.

Over 60 participants attend our latest program and graduated in two cohorts. The positive feedback from recent participants has been overwhelming.

Cian Dawson, Vendor Analyst – Digital Services said the executive coaching has set her on a journey of further personal growth.

“The coaching component was important to help focus and personalise our experience. Because of this experience, coaching is something I'm going to continue to do. I think it's important as women we continue to nurture these relationships,” says Cian.

For Laurence Rivard, Project Engineer - Transport, the program is just one of the many great development opportunities she has found value in. “Ventia has so many opportunities like leadership development programs, they have really big targets and ambitions to get more women in the business, but also get women in leadership positions and senior leadership opportunities. A program like this is really important to get women more engaged and more involved in their own career paths, to give themselves more opportunities and progress their careers in different ways they might not have thought of before,” says Laurence.