Monday, December 1, 2014

Clock Ticking on Nominations for FTA everywoman Transport & Logistics Awards

List of Candidates Closes in February for Seven Categories of Women Serving Their Chosen Industry
Shipping News Feature

UK – The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is once again sponsoring the FTA everywoman Transport & Logistics Awards and the clock is ticking for those who want to be nominated or wish to nominate possible candidates for the 2015 Awards. The Awards began as a way of celebrating the hard work and achievements by women in the sector, and the FTA says it hopes that they will continue to uncover inspirational role models, improve the image of the industry, and demonstrate that the support and development of female talent is taken seriously within the sector.

Seeking out the industry’s role models and rising stars, the FTA everywoman Transport & Logistics Awards are designed to celebrate the successes of the most inspirational women in transport and logistics; to provide evidence and role models for the further development of female talent throughout the industry; and to acknowledge the achievements of women in the transport and logistics sector. Theo de Pencier, Chief Executive of the FTA commented:

“The Freight Transport Association is proud to be the Title Partner of the prestigious FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards 2015. These Awards encourage forward-thinking companies that are committed to introducing diversity to the freight industry, and showcase how women can make a career in transport a successful and fulfilling one. The key for the logistics industry is to be able to access a wider talent pool to be able to meet its needs for good qualify staff in whichever role it needs to fill, and working with everywoman offers FTA opportunities to expand that work.”

The FTA has supported everywoman and its initiatives since 2008, including the everywoman in Transport and Logistics Leadership Academy, and the FTA everywoman Accelerate Programme. As part of the continued collaboration, the Association became the title partner for the FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards in 2013. The FTA everywoman Awards are free to enter and nominations are open until 2 February 2015 with the industry’s role models and future stars sought in the following categories:

Rising Star of the Year Award – Sponsored by Wincanton – Awarded to a woman aged under 30 who is excelling in her career.

Driver of the Year Award – Awarded to a woman who is excelling in her role as a driver including HGV, van, motorcycle or passenger transport.

The Warehousing Award –sponsored by DHL – Awarded to a woman who is excelling in her role within a warehousing environment.

Innovation & Sustainability Award – Sponsored by DHL Supply Chain – Awarded to a woman who is implementing an innovative operational solution (technologies and processes) that is changing the industry in a positive way.

Team Leader of the Year Award – Awarded to a woman who is leading a team to excel in a way that contributes greatly to the company's success.

Leader of the Year Award – Sponsored by Asda – Awarded to a woman operating in a senior role, contributing to the strategic direction of the business.

Industry Champion Award – Sponsored by TNT – Awarded to an individual, male or female, who is an active champion for the industry, playing a vital role in attracting and retaining women in transport and logistics.

Nominations can be made HERE.

A launch reception for the 2015 FTA everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards, sponsored by DHL, will be held on 13 January at the House of Commons for supporters of the programme and business leaders of those transport and logistics companies committed to achieving greater gender diversity in their organisations. Maxine Benson MBE, co-founder of everywoman, observed:

“Major projects such as Crossrail and HS2 along with increasing foreign investment means that transport and logistics are offering more career opportunities than ever. The sector has worked tirelessly to encourage diversity through its commitment to training, promotion and job satisfaction. The success of this is now being felt across the industry, but there is more that can be done to attract women and to demonstrate why transport and logistics are paths to career prosperity. The awards are important because through celebrating success and showcasing the variety of job opportunities, we will ensure future generations of talent drive the industry forward as a global leader.”