Monday, March 2, 2015

Women in Logistics Awards Looking for Stars in the Supply Chain

Annual Event Shines a Light on the Best in the Business
Shipping News Feature

UK – It’s that time again when the fairer sex involved in transport and the supply chain have the chance to shine with the annual Women in Logistics Awards nominations now being accepted. You have until April 17 to put yourself, or a colleague, forward for one of the three individual awards or the title of ‘Company of the Year’.

Winners will be announced at the 4th Annual Awards & Charity Ball taking place at the Hinckley Island Hotel, Leicestershire on Friday June 26. 80% of the proceeds from this event goes to Transaid, the transport industry’s favourite charity and the judging panel will be led by Richard Wilding, Professor of Supply Chain Strategy at Cranfield School of Management.

The four categories are:

Company of the Year sponsored by the Forton Group - for a UK company, large or small, with a positive culture that ensures women shine in logistics

Leader of the Year sponsored by Kuehne+Nagel - for someone inspirational in a position of leadership in logistics or supply chain

Diversity Champion of the Year sponsored by Hays - for a woman or man who has gone out of their way to promote workplace equality & diversity

Rising Star of the Year sponsored by BiS Henderson - for someone aged 30 or less, whose achievements in logistics or supply chain outstrip their experience

You can nominate by clicking the Award titles above. The three individual categories are open to individuals of both sexes and there is still time for other corporate sponsors to become involved. 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, she commented:

"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."