The global COVID-19 crisis has demonstrated the critical role the transport and logistics sector plays in keeping the world moving, and women are playing a key role in the sector.
It is against this backdrop that finalists for the 2020 Amazon everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards have been announced.
From freight and rail to retail and air transport, the finalists showcase the positions women hold in transport and logistics, demonstrating progression, accomplishment, increasing avenues of opportunity within the industry and redefining a sector that has long been viewed as male-dominated.
The awards will recognise two winners per category; one successful industry “Leader” and one individual at any stage in their career who is going “Above and Beyond” for their business. The awards will also have a global reach with the introduction of a new International Inspiration Award.
Everywoman is an organisation promoting the advancement of women in business. Since the inception of the awards 13 years ago, more women have taken up senior roles in transport and logistics, but still account for just 20% of the overall workforce, showing that there is more work to be done to attract female talent to the sector.
Maxine Benson MBE, co-founder of everywoman, said: “With the coronavirus outbreak shining a spotlight on how crucial our transport and logistics sector is, celebrating role models and creating a strong pipeline of female talent is more important now than ever before. At an uncertain time, it is clear that long-term risk management and innovation in problem-solving will be vital to ensure the future of the industry and these are skills that show marked improvement within companies where women fill leadership roles.”
The winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in London 6 October 2020 at Grosevenor House London.
For the full list of 2020 awards finalists click here
Stefano Perego, vice president Europe customer fulfilment at Amazon said “Amazon is proud to support the everywoman in Transport and Logistics Awards over the next three years and to recognise, highlight and celebrate the talented women who work and pioneer in this industry. As a company of builders who bring varying backgrounds, ideas, and points of view to inventing on behalf of our customers, we hope to inspire women to continue to drive innovation and new ways of thinking and to develop fulfilling careers by providing opportunities for those women.”
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