Carnival all aboard for women
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.