12 Mar 2024

Celebrating International Women’s Day with First Five Program Launch

ADP Consulting proudly marked International Women’s Day 2024 by initiating the First Five Program, an innovative pilot project in collaboration with Trellis Collective and the National Association of Women In Construction (NAWIC).

This pioneering program is a first in Australia, specifically tailored to enhance our ongoing efforts in promoting gender equality and professional development.

The First Five Program is crafted to support, upskill, and empower women in the formative years of their careers, particularly in industries where they are underrepresented. It includes an intensive eight week group coaching program, one-on-one sessions, a year’s worth of community support, and continuous learning materials designed to navigate and shape the professional landscape for participating women.

Key topics of the program tackle real-world challenges and skills such as understanding gender norms and power dynamics, overcoming imposter syndrome, mastering communication for influence, managing confrontations effectively, and strategies for effective networking and self-advocacy.

We are excited to announce the following women from ADP Consulting as the inaugural participants:

• Priya Joshi, Graduate ESD Engineer, Sydney
• Naomi Spokes, Bid Writer, Gold Coast
• Radhika Gupta, Sustainability Consultant, Melbourne
• Caritas Lee, Intermediate Electrical Engineer, Melbourne
• Marley Elleray, Business Support, Sydney
• Samantha Mesia, Hydraulic Engineer, Sydney

Recognising the unique position and challenges faced by women in the first five years of their careers, particularly in male-dominated fields, this program is a strategic part of our commitment to an inclusive workplace.

“We are excited to support the First Five Program. We believe in nurturing the immense potential of our team members from the outset,” says Kirrily Murphy, People, Culture & ESG Lead at ADP Consulting.

“This program isn’t just about professional development; it’s about shaping the leaders of tomorrow and strengthening our commitment to an inclusive and diverse work environment.”

We are dedicated to fostering an environment where diversity is celebrated, and career development is accessible to all, affirming our promise to be at the forefront of change and innovation in the workplace.