Industry association


NAWO is the leading national network for women* in operations, combining digital-first ‘conversation shifting’ webinars, networking forums, resources and professional development opportunities within an inclusive multi-industry community of professionals.

Driven by a strong vision to see gender diversity valued and balanced at every level in operations, NAWO advocates for a target minimum of 40% female representation at every level, with a shared understanding that gender diversity is a desirable outcome that positively impacts business metrics.

NAWO works with businesses in traditionally male-dominated sectors, such as mining, manufacturing, transport, agriculture, and construction. By focusing on the attraction, retention, and development of female talent in operational roles (including logistics, technical, production, procurement and engineering) from entry to mid-career, we help strengthen the pipeline of women moving into P&L responsible management positions.

NAWO supports people to lead more inclusively, providing a safe space to ask questions and have conversations that help achieve greater gender balance. We support all women in their career by providing meaningful connections, inspiring role models and offering development opportunities to really build and capitalise on their strengths. We connect businesses through membership; facilitating dialogue, sharing ideas and progressing actions to achieve greater inclusion and gender balance in operations. 

*all people who identify as women


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