Welcome to NAWO

National Association of Women in Operations

At NAWO, our vision is to see gender diversity valued and balanced at every level in operations. 


NAWO is the leading national network for women in operations, actively led and resourced by an inclusive multi-industry community of industry professionals and an experienced executive team.

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What's On

NAWO hosts events and activities to move from conversation to action. Through our digital programming and in person forums we provide meaningful opportunities to connect, learn and share.

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Inclusion Habits for Operations Leaders

Transform your leadership style and set yourself apart from other leaders with this first-of-its-kind operations based professional development program. Our newest offering to support inclusive leadership capability within our membership.

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Become a Member

Connect with inspiring role models and gain the support you need to thrive in your operations career. Be part of the solution and identify how your organisation can adapt, and take action to achieve greater gender balance.

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We've launched our new portal!

Our new portal is live!

We’re thrilled to enhance your user experience and bring our community members closer for those important collaborations. The new portal features include:

  • The unique branding and networking opportunities our member directory provides (including the preparation of a corporate profile article)
  • Attracting gender diverse talent with our #nawotopjob directory
  • Access to important membership information through our ‘accounts’ feature
  • The ability to see, connect and network with other members in our community
  • Greater accessibility built in

Learn how to effectively navigate the portal with our manuals and video tutorials here.




100 women in operations - the leaders that shape our network


This International Women’s Day we’re proud to be launching our celebration of our members, women who are thriving in their operational career, across multiple industries.

Throughout the year we will celebrate #100 Women in Operations, movers and shakers drawn from our membership and spanning 9 industry sectors that have historically employed women in less than 30% of operational positions.

Join us in celebrating 100 brilliant women from the NAWO network by nominating women from your team who are forging a successful career in industry. Learn about the jobs they do, the career paths they have forged and their passion for operations!

Celebrate the incredible women in our network with us by tuning into our fortnightly Check In & Chats and nominating inspiring leaders from your team.

Follow us on social media to view our 100 women in operations campaign or visit our campaign page to learn all about these leaders.

Listen to our podcast on Apple Podcast and Spotify!

Meet Daphnie Christodoulou, Warehouse Operations Manager at Lincoln Sentry. She introduced family friendly shifts to the warehouse and found that it led to higher productivity, less absenteeism and more fulfilled team members.

Learn more about our campaign




What's On

Get Involved

Discover a huge range of professional development programs and events, where you can connect with, support and learn alongside like-minded women in operations.

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Corporate Membership

By actively engaging with NAWO as a corporate member, your organisation stakes its claim as an industry leader committed to action and progress toward gender balance. NAWO membership demonstrates to your employees, and top talent in the market, that you value gender diversity, and that you are committed to removing real and perceived barriers to female career progression. More broadly, you join a multi-industry community of organisations leading change with respect to the gender profile of the workplace in Australia.

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Individual Membership

Whether you aspire to ‘step up’ to the next level of leadership, take a lateral move onto a new path, strengthen your capability in your current role, or leverage your strengths to move to a new organisation or industry, we champion you as a woman in operations. Through our specialised member offering, you can build yourself a genuine network to keep you inspired – even when the going gets tough, encouraging you to amplify opportunities for operational career success. We also warmly welcome students, current jobseekers and male allies.

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