Women in Logistics searching for industry superstars
The Women in Logistics annual awards, now in their fourth year, were created to honour commitment to promoting and supporting females within the logistics industry. Winners will be revealed at a glittering prize-giving ceremony at the Hinckley Island Hotel on Friday 26th June 2015.
Richard Wilding, Professor of Supply Chain Strategy at Cranfield School of Management, will lead the judging of entrants.
The event is run by the 4,000-strong Women in Logistics membership organisation, which was formed in 2008 by Ruth Waring FCILT to provide support and champion the cause.
Ruth said: “The annual awards ceremony is the industry’s chance to highlight those who have made a real difference. We are proud to be able to honour both individuals who have worked to make an impact, as well as the company which has shown the most commitment.
“We established Women in Logistics to increase the number of women in the sector, improve life for those women already working in logistics and to address the gender imbalance issue in logistics.
Anybody who has worked towards that cause over the last 12 months is invited to put themselves forward – or be nominated by a colleague – for a deserved award.”
Prizes will be presented for the Leader of the Year, sponsored by Kuehne + Nagel, Rising Star of the Year, sponsored by BiS Henderson, Company of the Year, sponsored by The Forton Group and Diversity Champion of the Year sponsored by Hays. Both men and women are invited to apply for the three individual awards.
There are still opportunities for corporate sponsors to get involved.
Nominations can be made online at http://womeninlogistics.org.uk/ until April 17.
The Women in Logistics Vision is to:
“Improve the lives of Women in Logistics in the UK and address gender imbalance, enabling the logistics industry to benefit from female talent.”
The WiL Mission is to:
Attract, retain and support women working in logistics and promote the broader diversity agenda
Provide opportunities for the logistics industry, and other key stakeholders, to support women working in the sector and identify and address the challenges to recruitment and retention
The objectives of the organisation are to:
- Connect – Provide networking and professional development events – both physically and virtually
- Engage – Offer support and mentoring and showcase the achievements of role-model women.
To provide a voice for women working in logistics and to address from a female perspective key challenges the industry faces
- Inspire – Provide an inclusive and encouraging environment to nurture female talent within the sector
From humble beginnings in 2008, Women in Logistics has grown to a membership of nearly 4,000. In 2014 the organisation started a process of restructuring in order to cope with the size and to enable us to continue to grow and serve our members.