NEXT PROGRAM INTAKE COMMENCES IN OCTOBER 2023
PLACES ARE LIMITED
REGISTRATIONS CLOSE MONDAY 25 SEPTEMBER, 2023
Young women in the first 5 years of their career within male-dominated environments are at a unique stage of their professional life, and subsequently have distinct needs when it comes to support and opportunities for growth.
With the Australian HR Institute “Turnover and Retention Research Report” (August, 2018) finding that the job position with the highest level of turnover was the Entry/Junior/Graduate level at 40.6%, this stage represents an opportunity for employers to focus on engagement to retain women and facilitate better gender balance across the business.
The First Five program delivered by the Trellis Collective is the first of its kind in Australia, and has been designed to complement existing policies and initiatives within organisations, in order to support, up-skill and empower young women working in male-dominated industries to participate fully in their role, team and wider organisation.
TANYA MEESSMANN - FIRST FIVE PROGRAM FACILITATOR, CEO & FOUNDER OF GIRL SHAPED FLAMES AND UNIQ YOU
Through this program Tanya delivers her most powerful (and empowering!) work to date. As the founder and CEO of two gender equality organisations: Girl Shaped Flames and UNIQ You, a Confidence Coach and Communication Expert, and having worked in male dominated industries herself, she is perfectly placed to support young women navigating their first 5 years of their career by providing effective and life-long strategies, skills, and self-belief.
In her capacity of FOUNDER, CEO, SPEAKER & FACILITATOR, Tanya has worked with:
THE PROGRAM SUPPORTS PARTICIPANTS THROUGH THREE KEY PILLARS
Having the CONFIDENCE to build their self belief, speak up and back their ideas; to navigate challenging situations and pursue career progression.
COMMUNICATION skills with an emphasis on the use of clarity and influence for positive outcomes, knowing how to communicate with other staff members, and mastering the art of networking and creating meaningful connections.
Deriving a sense of belonging and support provided by a COMMUNITY of women with shared lived experience navigating male-dominated workplaces and projects.
"The thing I appreciate about the content of the First Five Program is that it doesn’t ‘tip-toe’ around the real hurdles woman face in this industry. I know it can be uncomfortable to admit and discuss, however it is the reality of the industry and what young woman face in their first 5 years.
If we want to retain young talent we need to provide them with exactly this type of early support."
Project Engineer, Construction
Trellis' expansive network offers First Five participants the opportunity to hear from inspirational women and experts in their field who have pushed through barriers within male-dominated industries to achieve both professional and personal goals.
"Thank you for taking the time to bring to light the niche issues young women face. I will be recommending the opportunity to some other young female engineers."
Instrumentation and Control Engineer, Oil & Gas
Trellis Collective acknowledges and pays respect to the past, present and future Traditional Custodians and Elders of this nation and the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.