INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY 2017
‘BE BOLD FOR CHANGE’
WESTERN AUSTRALIA’S CAROLYN NAJAR
Carolyn currently works for Geraldton Fishermen’s Co-op as a Personal Assistant to the General Manager of Operations. She has worked for GFC since 1990 and is now in her 27th year of employment with the company, a fantastic advocate for someone passionate about her profession.
WINSC: When and how did you get involved in the seafood industry?
CAROLYN: Back in 1990 I applied for a receptionist job here at GFC, it was only a temporary position as I was filling in for someone on maternity leave. 26 years later I am still here! I have moved around a little within the company going from receptionist into fishermen services then Communications Manager and now PA to the General Manager of Operations.
WINSC: What is your biggest reward working in the seafood industry?
CAROLYN: The biggest reward for me in all this time is working alongside the many fishing families involved in the company. Being able to help them with their business is very satisfying.
WINSC: Would you encourage women to follow a career in the seafood industry? Why?
CAROLYN: I have found it a huge eye opener now that I am working in the operational side of GFC’s business and I would encourage more women to follow a career within the seafood industry as I think we bring a different set of eyes to the business.