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Some 70% of the workforce at Flight Centre Travel group is female. That’s some serious girl power. The career path, support network and goals of every person is unique, so to celebrate International Women’s Day, we’ve asked a bunch of women from around the company to share a bit about their career journey so far, why they work where they do, and what advice they’ve found most powerful, be it for work, or life.
Allisa O’Connell has been with Flight Centre Travel Group for over 30 years, starting as a travel consultant and spanning many positions since then. She is currently one of the most senior members of the Australian leadership team, and Executive General Manager of Flight Centre Australia. We spoke to Allisa about what it’s like being a female leader, and how Womenwise is helping support and inspire women in the workplace.
Megan Lowe is one of Flight Centre Travel Group’s quiet achievers. Having recently returned from maternity leave, Megan is especially passionate about Parentwise – an initiative to help support people through the transition of becoming a parent and returning to work. We spoke to Megan about her experience being a leader at Flight Centre Travel Group and her involvement in Womenwise.
Carole Cooper has spent over 20 years helping customers and employees through each stage of their Flight Centre experience. As the co-founder of Womenwise, Carole is passionate about inspiring and creating opportunities for women within the Flight Centre Travel Group. We spoke to Carole about her involvement with Womenwise, as well as key challenges and opportunities for women in the workplace.
Creating balance in the workforce when it comes to factors like cultural background, belief, social status and gender, is not an easy feat. But having a team that is a mix of all these qualities creates the potential for new ideas and solutions to be created. When each person approaches a problem differently, it leads to healthy discussions and the growth of ideas, rather than a uniform approach that offers the same results every time. Dario Paolini, Head of Employer Brand at Flight Centre Travel Group, talks about the importance of diversity for the innovation of your brand.
Companies have caught on to the trend of having a diverse workforce to add inclusiveness to their brand description and work culture. However, diverse hiring initiatives need to focus on who a person is and not what they identify as, with skills and talents being the number one priority. Flight Centre Talent Acquisition Specialist, Shayna King reveals why diversity is such an important factor in the workplace.
So you’ve sent in your resume and applied for your dream job. Now what?
Cherie Canning’s bright career and work-life balance with Flight Centre Travel Group is outshone only by her passionate personality. The new mum recently returned to work following maternity leave - into her new role as the much-loved leadership trainer for FCTG’s entire Australian support team in Brisbane.