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first_imgCorporate TravellerFCM AustraliaFCTGInternational Women’s Day Over 300 guests will join FCM Travel Solutions and Corporate Traveller at Crown Hotel in Melbourne today, to celebrate International Women’s Day, marking the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women.“As both companies boast a workforce that is approximately 75% female, we are committed to supporting female development within our organisations and across industries,” Melissa Elf, General Manager of FCM Australia said.“For FCM and the broader Flight Centre Travel Group (FCTG), there is a lot of work underway to strengthen our support networks, career development and mentoring opportunities to help women achieve their goals.”FCM and Corporate Traveller, as part of FCTG, say they are proud to offer female employees access to initiatives including Womenwise – to champion gender diversity and equality, flexible working conditions, unconscious bias training, equal gender representation for all senior leadership interview panels, a financial literacy program and the FCTG Parental Allowance.Melissa is part of a growing group of senior female leaders across FCTG, where there is a concerted effort to encourage more women to apply for leadership roles, to connect with and learn from mentors, and to upskill.“Women across industries can actively support each other by creating networks with their customers, industry partners and within our own businesses to ensure we are equally represented and heard,” Melissa said. “We are delighted to have so many of our customers joining us tomorrow to celebrate our collective achievements.”Today’s event will also introduce guests to one of FCTG’s not-for-profit partners, SolarBuddy. Billie Murphy, SolarBuddy General Manager of Education, will be shining a light on energy poverty and the fact that an estimated 18% of the world’s population has no access to electricity. Particularly relevant on International Women’s Day, SolarBuddy says it is women and children who are mostly impacted by energy poverty. Attendees will be invited to help build a SolarBuddy kit, which takes around 15-20 minutes.Guest speakers also include coach and mentor, Donny Walford, the founder of Behind Closed Doors and Bottom Line, which specialise in professional development, peer coaching and mentoring. Donny will be sharing key insights to her success.“We are looking forward to celebrating the cause with our customers, colleagues and industry partners,” said Julie McLean, FCM’s Director of Global Enterprise Sales Strategy and event emcee.“Additionally, I’d also like to thank our International Women’s Day major sponsors Crown Hotels and Virgin Australia, with Virgin providing our major prize. All funds raised are going to SolarBuddy.”last_img read more