Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC), Health and Wellbeing Superintendent, Sandy Dunne embraces change, both professionally and personally.
Stepping out in courage, Sandy made a bold career change from Nursing to move into Occupational Health and Safety within an industrial environment and hasn’t looked back.
“I did not think about it at the time but looking back I think I was bold for change, “ she said.
“For as long as I can remember I wanted to be a Nurse, but one day I decided it was time for a change.
“I researched job advertisements for Occupational Health & Safety roles and after identifying what qualifications would be required for this role I went out and obtained them, and now here I am, I have been in the OH&S field for 10 years”
When asked what the 2017 International Women’s Day theme, be bold for change, means to her she said it is about being excited, confident and courageous to challenge yourself to step outside your comfort zone.
“I was bold and made change because I wanted a new direction, my most recent career change has allowed me to encompass my passion for Health within an Industrial environment,“ she said.
“For those women holding back on change, whatever that may be personal or professional, look at the long term and what that particular change can bring to your life, the value it can add.
“Recently I learnt to ride a motorbike and gained my open motorbike license, this bold change and new skill has given me new confidence and a sense of achievement, I feel empowered to make those changes that I may have once been too afraid to make.”
GPC considers International Women’s Day as a celebration of the significant progress that has been made towards equality for women in both the workplace and broader society.
GPC remain committed to building an inclusive culture based on diverse backgrounds, experiences and views.