Thursday, January 23, 2020

Transport and Logistics Gets a Place in UK Female Talent Awards

The Forgotten Industry is Starting to Get Noticed
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UK – WeAreTheCity, an organisation that helps promote female talent in the UK, have announced a new category for its annual Top 100 Rising Star Awards. With the help of industry advocate Anna Delvecchio of Amey and CILT UK, WeAreTheCity have introduced a category for Transport and Logistics to this year's proceedings, joining 20 other industry sectors and professions as part of the annual awards.

WeAreTheCity’s strategic goal, set in 2015, aims to showcase 1,000 outstanding women by 2022. By highlighting the accolades of these women, WeAreTheCity are not only promoting the female talent that exists across the UK, but actively encouraging organisations and business leaders to invest in and recognise these women as leaders of tomorrow and individual contributors to their respective industries. Anna Delvecchio, Strategic Account Director, Amey said:

“I am delighted to see that there is a new category for the transport and logistics sector in the fabulous and already established ’We are the City’ Rising Star awards. We have amazing role models across our profession and these awards will help shine the light on their exceptional and inspirational work. Creating role models is vital to inspiring the next generation to join and succeed in our sector. Thank you to WeAreTheCity and CILT UK for helping me to shape this award this for our sector.”

Alongside the Rising Star categories, WeAreTheCity are also calling for nominations for Champions and a Company of the Year. The Champion award recognises the achievements of five senior individual, of any gender, who are actively supporting the female pipeline outside of their day job. Nominations for this award are individuals who have demonstrated their commitment to gender.

The Company of the Year award recognises the achievements of a company who can clearly demonstrate that they are actively supporting its female talent pipeline through their initiatives, training, development programmes and internal employee relations and diversity network groups.

Recognising that careers for women follow many different timescales, the Rising Star Awards do not have any age restrictions included within the criteria. WeAreTheCity feels it has a responsibility to ensure that female talent, regardless of age and background, receives the necessary support and skills to transition into key decision-making roles within their organisations.

The nominations process for all categories is already open. A shortlist of ten women from each industry category will be chosen by an esteemed panel of judges and will be published in April. The shortlist will then be open to a public vote. Judging for the final five winners for each category will take place with independent judges across May. The winners will be announced on May 11, and will be invited to celebrate their award at a prestigious ceremony on July 2.