Car­ni­val all aboard for women

Cruise Weekly - - NEWS -

THE Car­ni­val Aus­tralia team was out in force at yes­ter­day’s JITO Women for Women travel in­dus­try event in Syd­ney, which co­in­cided with In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day.

The large con­tin­gent were among 500 at­ten­dees at the full day event which in­spired del­e­gates to make the most of their op­por­tu­ni­ties and drive equal­ity in the in­dus­try.

One of the key­note speak­ers was Car­ni­val Cruise Line’s Aus­tralia/NZ chief Jen­nifer Van­dekreeke who spoke about her ca­reer, the chal­lenges and ex­cite­ment of es­tab­lish­ing the brand in Aus­tralia and suc­cess­fully op­er­at­ing two ves­sels in the lo­cal mar­ket.

Other pre­sen­ters from the cruise sec­tor in­cluded MSC Cruises’ lo­cal head, Lynne Clarke, who de­scribed her jour­ney in­clud­ing the early days of es­tab­lish­ing MSC’s pas­sen­ger sales here where she would hear from the line’s head of­fice about once a month via fax.

Com­mon threads from among the fe­male in­dus­try lead­ers on the stage in­cluded a will­ing­ness to take risks, high lev­els of in­tel­li­gence and par­tic­i­pa­tion in a range of ac­tiv­i­ties, and an in­cred­i­ble abil­ity to jug­gle fam­ily and cor­po­rate life.

The day wrapped up with an in­spi­ra­tional pre­sen­ta­tion from ath­lete Turia Pitt, whose op­ti­mism and jour­ney of re­cov­ery af­ter be­ing badly burned dur­ing a race five years ago cap­ti­vated the au­di­ence.

The Car­ni­val Aus­tralia at­ten­dees are pic­tured above, with lots more pho­tos from the event at face­book.com/trav­el­daily.

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